Capt. Owen Lupton's Old Red Drum Rig is made with a 10/0 Circle Hook and a short leader with 3oz. weight. Sold with two (2) rigs per package. You can learn more about the development of the rig here.
Capt. Owen Lupton has been fishing the Pamlico Sound for over 50 years and is a respected authority on catching Old Red Drum. His custom, hand-made Old Drum rigs utilize circle hooks on a short leader to increase catch rates and significantly reduce deep-hooking. This results in more successful catch-and-release of these great old drum.