Wishbone Rig

A wishbone rig (named after the Y-shaped wishbone found in bird skeletons) is an unusual and little used rig in UK sea fishing. It is however, a useful and effective rig as it allows two different baits to be presented closely together. This allows the scent trail to be concentrated into a smaller area and allows two separate baits to be used so the most effective one can be identified. A wishbone rig should always be clipped down behind an impact shield as the snood is somewhat complicated and it will potentially become tangled up if it is left flapping. Due to the relative complexity of the wishbone rig it is best to use it over sandy and snag free beaches, as it is not particularly suited to rough ground. Note: when making this rig it is better to use a neoprene/rig tubing stop knot above the impact shield, rather than a crimp, as this will allow much more adjustment and movement when creating the rig and ensuring that the hooks to meet the impact shield.

Components needed to make this rig:

  • Large swivel x 1
  • Small swivels x 2
  • Impact shield x 1
  • Link x 1
  • Crimps x 2
  • Micro beads x 5
  • Size 2/0 hooks x 2
  • 60lb line
  • 30lb snood line
  • Neoprene/rig tubing

Buy a ready made wishbone rig from Sea Angling Shop by clicking here.

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