Pulley Rig

The pulley rig is a type of rig that greatly increases the chances of successfully reeling in a hooked fish over a rocky and snaggy seabed. The design of the rig means that it works like a pulley when a fish is reeled in with the weight rising upwards (and away from snags). The picture above in Option One shows a simple and cheap pulley rig with a standard rig clip, while Option Two shows a more complicated (and expensive) pulley rig with the bait clipped down behind an impact shield and a Gemini Breaker fitted so that the weight will become detached if it becomes stuck in a snag. In the past it was common to make pulley rigs using a large swivel rather than a pulley bead. This is rare to see nowadays as using a swivel puts much more pressure on the line and using proper pulley bead creates a much safer and stronger rig. For more information on pulley rigs including an animation of the pulley rig in action click here.

Components needed to make Option One of this rig:

  • Pulley bead x 1
  • Rig clip x 1
  • Large swivel x 1
  • 5mm bead x 2
  • Size 4/0 hook x 1
  • 60lb line
  • 30lb snood line

Click here to buy pulley rigs with a choice of different hook sizes from Sea Angling Shop, or click here to buy pennell pulley rigs.

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