This innovative dredge-bait rig uses pre-made pin rigs that incorporate a lead weight in a wire attachment that’s centered in the body of the bait and then pushed up through the head. Rather than using waxed rigging floss to tie the ballyhoo to the pin rig, a bait spring is spun down over the pin and into the weight beneath the bait. It’s a much faster method, and the spring helps keep the bait from washing out as quickly once it’s on the dredge. A short piece of rigging floss passed through the eyes and knotted below the rig closes the bait’s gills, and it’s now ready to be attached to the dredge. At this point, many teams will add a skirt, SeaWitch or a small lure like an Ilander ahead of the ballyhoo for flash and color, but they are effective when fished naked too.