I have always liked trebles on the belly. I understand Butch's rig completely. I fish for smaller/more tournament style fish, and I always was working on getting 5 Hudd fish in the boat on tournament day. You have to expect some bites will only kiss your bait as it gets near the boat. They don't always choke it way out from you. And, the ROF 0 is such a weapon, and I think the STE rig is an excellent rig for that bait in particular. It's a slow roll or waker, and the STE rig weighs it perfectly into an ROF 1
The STE Rig is a fusion of many things. I don’t care about spooking off world record fish. I’ll take 4s and 6s all day! Trophy fishing isn’t always about hunting the ‘one’.  I don’t think it matters some days and I do think you need to be prepared for kisses near the boat, and weird bites where they don’t choke it. And, the ROF 0 is such a weapon, and I think the STE rig is an excellent rig for that bait in particular.  It has no hooks!  How else you fishing it?  The BB rig is sick, but I think the STE rig really has a niche in that ROF in particular.  It’s a slow roll or waker and turns the ROF 0 into an ROF 1

I’m back at it.  I have my life organized and want to get out from a bunch of 8″ Rainbow Trout Hudds that have been rigged with our Southern Trout Eaters Rig.  These are brand new, and they are rigged w premium Owner Hardware.  I’m offering these for $30 each now, but may have to raise them to $35 once I blow thru what I currently have in each ROF.    These are ‘legacy’ Hudds, new in package, well stored, and they need a new home.  I have plenty for my personal arsenal and simply don’t need these.  Besides, people request this stuff from me regularly enough, I think it might help me get my butt in gear.  I have this 2nd DVD project that is on my mind all the time, and I have a sweet Champion boat again, and I’m looking at saltwater boats…I need space for more stuff, and I’m hoping some folks find value in a $30 rigged Hudds, when that’s what an un-rigged one costs.  Might help a guy who has never thrown one get into a Huddleston, especially the ROF 0 (aka the Zero).  Did I say that out loud?   You need to be throwing the Zero with the STE Rig boys and girls!!!   It’s a great slow roller, for the slowest of slow uphill creepy slow grinds, and its the best torpedo waker of the family.   Just saying.  $4.95 Shipping to the Lower 48, regardless of quantity.


 Southern Trout Eaters Pre-Rigged Huddleston Deluxe 8″ Rainbow Trout


-Owner ST-66 Stinger Treble Hooks, Masked White
-Owner Hyper Wire Split Rings
-Southern Trout Eaters harness/rigging
-Red Gill Modification

**The ROF 5s do NOT Have a Top Hook, nor do the ROF 0s**

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UnRigged/ Stock Huddleston Deluxe 8″ Rainbow Trout ROF 16 Top Hook

Brand New/Never Fished:  $27.95

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Click the above image to be routed to Tackle Warehouse, buy a copy of Southern Trout Eaters (and whatever else you might need), check out, and you'll be entered to win one of two 3 Dot Triple Trouts. Raffle Ends 2-29-12.

Thanking Mr. Whitmer for his contribution to our film in both person and in bait, and thanking him again for allowing us the opportunity to give away a couple of beautiful baits that anyone would be stoked to have.   The Triple Trout is a hard bait.  Hard Baits require much more scrutiny than do soft baits.  The Triple Trout catches fish in all latitudes and longitudes trout or no trout, and is a bigbait you need to be fluent in.   We featured the Triple Trout in the Southern Trout Eaters DVD of course, and show how we fish it in ‘moving bait’ conditions and in straight up Southern heat.   S-Swimmers are part of the tool kit, and the Triple Trout is right next to the set of wrenches.

CLICK HERE to view the page to buy your copy of our  Southern Trout Eaters DVD, and see the banner at the top of the page that outlines the raffle from Tackle Warehouse.   Bottom line is, buy a copy of Southern Trout Eaters in February and you’ll be entered into the drawing to win one.

Owner ST-36 Stinger Hooks and Hyper Wire Split Rings added to the raffled baits for your fish hooking and landing pleasure.


Southern Trout Eaters was released on June 27th, 2011 to the general public.  It’s now 5 months later and we got some ‘mentions’ some places, but some straight up reviews with a ‘thumbs up’ or ‘thumbs down’ are hard to come by.  Understand the politics in reviewing a film that doesn’t feature or even remotely align with any of the banner advertisements and  products the ‘reviewer’ is paid to endorse and weave into their messaging.   That has only taken me 5 months to realize!  Hahahahaha.    So thankful for this review because it is genuine and touches on points I’ve been dying to have discussions around.

READ THE REVIEW HERE:   http://fishstrong.com/southern-trout-eaters-dvd/

Let me walk through some highlights of the Fishstrong.com review, from my perspective:

  1. It was a real review.    Fishstrong.com’s Hale White not only watched the film multiple times and let the information sink in, he clearly internalized and thought on these subjects and it showed.  Their review was not only professional and well written, it was incredibly creative.  Fishstrong.com comes up with a list “welcomed deficiencies”  and actually gives us props for them.   Most places beat me up over the picture quality and music.  Not Hale.   He realized the content was the shizzle.  And I realized in his review, that Hale is no joke.  Credible is a new word I love to throw around.  Got Credibility?   Hale and Fishstrong.com earned my respect with this review big time.    He took his time and had even called me to clarify a couple points about the film and the people in the film.
  2. Wavelength:  There is a term the Spanish use, and it goes:  “Que Onda?”…or “whats up?” is how it is generally known.  But as you get deeper into Latin and Spanish culture, you realize that when a friend asks another “Que Onda?” he is really asking, “What wavelength are you on?”   Wavelength here being a metaphor here for:  What is your fishing DNA?  What is your fishing fabric?  What mold are you from?  Well, I can say I rarely feel like I’m on the same wavelength as most of the fishing industry.   I see things one way, and the industry is telling me something completely opposite or turned around.   I am far from always right, but I am not always wrong either.  It was so refreshing to read Hale’s review and realize I had found one of those rare people that I might be able to engage to do the kind of collaborative work I have in mind to do.   Thank you for the sanity check Hale!
  1. fishstrong.com review of southern trout eaters

    Southern Trout Eaters even look good on the Fishstrong.com website. Thanking Hale White for his review.