Rough Ground Rig

This is a rig which is designed to fish rough ground where rigs have a high chance of becoming snagged. Instead of a standard link, a Gemini Breaker (or similar weak link release) is used as this allows the weight to become detached if it becomes snagged and the rest of the rig (and any hooked fish) can be retrieved. This obviously cuts down on tackle losses and the expense of having to constantly tie on a new rig. It is also best to keep rough ground rigs limited to a single hook as multiple hooks simply provide more metalwork to get snagged.

Components needed to make this rig:

  • Large swivel x 1
  • Small swivel x 1
  • Gemini breaker x 1
  • Crimps x 2
  • Micro beads x 2
  • Sequin x 1
  • Size 2/0 hook x 1
  • 60lb line
  • 20lb snood line
  • Neoprene/rig tubing

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