How to Tie a Pulley Rig
General Purpose Rough Ground Rig
A view of the pulley rig in action.
The principal behind the pulley rig is that when a hooked fish is being retrieved the weight of the fish will cause the free running swivel to act as a pulley.
The lead weight will then be draw up above the fish with a subsequent reduction in the risk of snagging. Can also be utilised for uptiding from a boat.
Pulley Rig Components
2 x 3mm Beads
1 x bait clip such as a Breakaway impact shield or alternatively a lead with an inbuilt bait clip.
1 x Lead Link
Approx 800mm length 60-80lb BS main line
1 x 800mm length 30-50lb BS snood
1 x Pennel Rig or 2/0 to 4/0 hook
The Rig Body
- Using the main body trace line, tie on the lead link and any bait clip and thread on a bead then one of the swivels or the swivel bead.
- Thread on the second bead and tie a swivel to the free end.
- Tie the snood to the swivel at the end of the of the trace body and attach either pennel rigged hooks or a single hook.
- The rig can be converted to a rotten bottom rig by adding a Rotten Bottom clip.
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