At a Glance: Trolling Rigs & Flies
Trolling rigs and flies are designed to assist an angler when trolling for fish. The trolling rigs are developed with a pocket to house frozen cut fish with the idea of fish being attracted to the smell the frozen fish will give off. Most trolling rigs should be attached to a trolling line and then attached to a hook(s).
Trolling flies are to be handled similarly to the rigs, except there is no pocket for cut fish. Most flies are purchased already attached to a hook(s) and can be directly combined with an angler's trolling rod, reel, and line. These trolling flies are larger and heavier than normal flies and can be paired with skirts or tails made from hair or feathers of any color.
The top brands of trolling rigs and flies at FishUSA include Howie Tackle, Pro-Troll, A-TOM-MIK, and Brad's.