How to Set Your Outrigger Clips

Allow for a drop-back on the strike

setting outrigger clips
Illustration by Steve Sanford

When trolling natural baits, run the line through the outrigger clip so it slides freely, allowing for a drop-back on the strike. Lures require no drop-back, so twisting the line keeps the lure in the correct position in the spread, and the taut line allows for more-effective hookups.