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Carolina Rig Setup Basics with Roland Martin

Tackle innovation and new rigging methods make it easy to overcomplicate bass fishing, but the tried and true approaches remain excellent producers. The Carolina rig is a case in point. We caught up with legendary angler, Roland Martin, for a lesson in common-sense Carolina rigging using a handful of simple tackle.

From terminal tackle to plastic, Roland walks us through how to rig the affordable setup. And contrary to popular opinion, light line and extreme stealth isn’t always a must to put quality bass in the boat. Martin explains why he doesn’t shy away from a heavy braided mainline in certain situations.