Long and Low Rig

The long and low rig is a unique design which so-called because it presents a bait on a very long snood (hooklength) close to the seabed. However, the design of this rig means that it remains possible to cast without getting tangled. The long and low rig is ideal for anglers wanting to present a natural bait for species such as bass as the length of the snood means that then baited hook can move and flow naturally in the tide. This rig is also favoured by anglers targeting rays as the hook is far away from the weight, meaning that any rays settling on the bait will not spiked on the wires of a grip lead. With all clipped down rigs it is best to use a neoprene/rig tubing stop knot above the impact shield as this makes it much easier to adjust the placement of the impact shield and make the hook clip down.

This rig works in the conventional manner with the snood attached to the rig body, although it is situated just above the impact shield. The hooklength is then looped upwards and over an inverted bait clip at the top of the rig and then back down to the impact shield. This means that the very long hooklength is manageable to cast, despite its length and will only become free on impact with the water.

Components needed to make this rig:

  • Large swivel x 1
  • Small swivel x 1
  • Bait clip and tubing x 1
  • Impact shield x 1
  • Link x 1
  • Crimps x 2
  • Micro beads x 3
  • Size 3/0 hook
  • 60lbs line
  • 20lbs line
  • Sequin x 1
  • Neoprene/rig tubing