The donkey rig aka double fluke rig pairs two fluke-style soft plastic jerkbaits on a single mainline to create the illusion of a baitfish school (as seen in this underwater video). Here’s how to rig it using basic terminal tackle and a little knowledge.
Mark Rose shares his preferred terminal tackle for rigging the system. Key to the setup is making leaders of two different lengths with Mark opting for one around 20-inches and the other around 14-inches — this nearly eliminates fouling. Slide whichever leader you want up the mainline, then tie on the second leader, which serves as a stopper for the first. Lastly, Mark Texas rigs soft jerkbaits and ops to leave the hooks pushed through and exposed when fishing clean areas.
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