Steve Mckenna is a real gentleman and a hell of a surfcaster/fisherman but unfortunately his surfcasting days may be over due to health problems. He hasnt been on Saltwater edge in 2 years - A professional site with quality content and products btw
Steve reenforces his eels rigs different than the standard rigs, the latest of which is the 12 inch sluggo. His you tube videos are in the how to forums along with Joes "roccus" live eel videos. Steve has contemplated makeing the transition to boat fishing because of his health.
I have also seen Steve with quite a few large fish on rigged sluggos. Ive also seen Roccus with that many large fish in one week with live eels.
I think Roccus has caught two or three 50s already this season and a few more just ounces shy.
Not taking anything away from anyone using sluggos but no one on this planet has more big fish on sluggos - than roccus has on live eels.
Not even close.
Back to Steves rigging. For the 12" sluggos he uses - 9/0 hook in the front and a 7-0 in the rear- octopus off-set are tied together with 70lb dacron
For reference purposes
Rigging and fishing sluggo videos
Roccus Joe Brotz Rigging dead eels tutorial
Heres twin 40s joe caught on live eels.
A few more