TIPS FISHING TERMINOLOGY Posted Mar 17, 2000 By: wfn Carolina Rig A method of rigging a soft plastic bait. The hook is threaded through the first 1/4" of the bait, and then pulled though until the eye of the hook is up against the front of the bait. The hook is then inserted again further along the bait. The hook point is partially buried in the bait, making it virtually weedless (similar to a Texas Rig). A weight, bead and swivel are used further up the line - usually between 1'-3' away from the bait. This rig allows the bait to fall slowly behind the weight while staying deep and close to the bottom.