Fishing Rigs

With the knowledge on how to tie a handful of fishing knots, you can have the satisfaction of making your own saltwater fishing rigs at your leisure.

Our running sinker strayline rig can be used for straylining with bait and the dropper rig is a handy one at anchor or for drifting for a variety of inshore species including snapper, gurnard, terakihi, and blue-cod. It's also useful for a livebait when you're targeting kingfish or john dory.

Dropper or Ledger Rig
July 2020

A popular rig for a wide range of fishing options that includes deep water drifting and channel fishing and is effective on most species. The rig... Read More >

Flasher Rigs
July 2020

Fasher rigs have become a mainstream method to catch fish. Flasher rigs are very versatile and will catch just about any fish species that swims in... Read More >

July 2020

There are many different styles and variations to stray-lining, however the common theme is that it involves using the bare minimum of weight to get your rig... Read More >

July 2020

There are many ways to rig a live bait. The first is through the back, generally just before the dorsal. The trick is to go deep... Read More >

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