Posts tagged: rigs

Float Slider Rig

By , 10 September, 2010 14:16

A method of fishing a bait near the surface under a float while still fishing a main bait on the bottom. Cast your normal bottom fished rig and then once settled, add the float rig by clipping the snap swivel over your main line and letting it slide down into the water.

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Up ‘n’ Over

By , 4 September, 2010 16:12

This is also known as a clipped ledger and is a method of constructing a running ledger with a long hook length to make it streamlined and easier to cast. For ease of use and adjustability, I use these Mustad clips – just remember to slide the silicone tube onto the main line or leader before constructing the rest of the rig.

1. Slide silicon tube onto line or leader and insert clip.

2. Slide snap swivel, link or weight onto line or leader.

3. Slide on a bead and tie off to a swivel.

4. Tie or clip hook length to swivel followed by hook.

5. To use: Loop hook length over the clip before clipping hook onto lower bait clip, impact lead or bait shield.

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Wessex Rig

By , 17 August, 2010 19:37

This rig combines elements of both the running ledger and the flapper, in that you can have two (or however many you want) hooks fishing off the bottom and a further hook fishing hard on the sea bed. This is another rig that is not ideal for distance casting but is useful for short distance work such as boats, piers and sea walls etc. When constructing this rig, care must be taken to get the the hook lengths at the correct distance from each other to avoid tangles. You can vary and even mix the hook sized, for example size 4  upper hooks for bream while using a size 1 0r 2 final hook for flounder or plaice.

1. Construct a regular flapper

2. Instead of  the link or clip for the weight at the end, slide on a swivel or lead slider

3. Slide on a bead then tie off onto a swivel

4. To the end swivel tie or clip a hook length and hook.

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A method of fishing to baits close together on the bottom. There are various ways of  it being tied and is much down to personal preference and whether you want it fixed, sliding on a paternoster or running ledger. The diagram shows the construction of a paternoster variation of the rig. The beads can be adjusted or can be fixed. The hooks can be plain or ‘blinged’ with sequins and/or beads to act as an attractor for flatties.

1. If using on a paternoster, tie a swivel onto the end of your dropper, if using a ledger, tie a swivel to end of the initial hook length.

2. Take a length of line to used as the new hook length and thread it through the end swivel.

3. Thread two or three beads onto the new hook length on either side of the swivel.

4. Use a sliding stop or stop knot after the beads.

5. Tie hook onto either end of the new hook length.

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Pulley Rig

A rig that helps to prevent the weight from snagging on the bottom when a fish is hooked. I have to say, it is not a favourite of mine but it is very popular, especially where fishing over rough ground. The diagram shows one constructed for use on a clipped rig, incorporating an impact lead with built in bait clip. This differs from one that uses as an impact shield with bait clip or just a lead link with bait clip. The idea here is just to show general principle of the rig and its construction.

1. Tie a swivel to the end of main line or shock leader.

2. To another length of line or shock leader, tie on a split ring for attaching to the weight. This one is for use with the impact lead with built in bait clip)(There are variation on this depending on how

3. To the other end of this length, thread a bead and thread the line through the swivel done in step one.

4. Thread on a bead and tie onto a second swivel.

5. To the second swivel, tie your hook length and hook.

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