How to Drift Fishing setup for Salmon, Steelhead and Trout

Posted by Jeff Warner on 5/24/2022 to How to articles

Anglers have been drift fishing in the Pacific Northwest for at least the last 60 years (probably more). This method is very effective for anglers targeting salmon, steelhead and trout in rivers because it puts your weight on the bottom of the river and allows your bait to drift along the bottom where the fish are.

This video shows a modified version of the standard drift rig used by the majority of anglers today. 

This method isn't original to XFactor Tackle but because it works better than any other rig I've tried, and I've tried them all, I'm sharing it with you.

Hopefully this will help and save you from wasting time and money trying rigs that either don't work or constantly get snagged or tangled up.

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Simple Steelhead and Trout rig:

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