Bottom Fishing Rig Query

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Bottom Fishing Rig Query

Post by khaliq » Wed Jan 11, 2017 11:45 pm

I would like to know if I can use a Paternoster rig with short dropper loops instead of three way swivels for depths around 100m when bottom fishing.

Fishing KZN offshore.

Any other bottom fishing rigs/advice would be appreciated.


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Re: Bottom Fishing Rig Query

Post by will101 » Thu Jan 12, 2017 10:17 am

Can't see why not in fact I checked some of floridasportfishings vids on youtube and he uses a rig they call the hi-lo rig which is exactly that; using two dropper loops, one near the sinker and another about 2m up.

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Re: Bottom Fishing Rig Query

Post by Miles » Thu Jan 12, 2017 2:00 pm

The biggest problem with deep water fishing is that you have plenty of line twist. To eliminate this, anglers use multiple swivels, sometimes linking two swivels together with split rings.

If there is current, baits will spin even more so, giving more line twist.

No harm in trying a few rigs out and seeing what works best for your situation........

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Re: Bottom Fishing Rig Query

Post by tkei » Thu Jan 12, 2017 2:33 pm

At 100m use a swivel. You will twist the daylights out of your line. Up to 120m I use one 3 way swivel. If deeper go to 2, Wat za h your tag ends as these can snag and cause twisting.

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Re: Bottom Fishing Rig Query

Post by Wiele » Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:27 am

Some of,the comms here , call it “ long line “ they tend to stay away from swivels .

They make use of a spider hitch , 3 to 6 of them , pull tight and cut open the hitch / loop . Here’s the trick they taught me ,

The loop are now cut open so you have your hook snoot . The other two legs , make a overhand knot and pull not too tight .

This,works very well , and some guys use a crane swivel right at the top .

In Australia , we,fished 100tot 140 meters of water , the ausies use a what they call a block swivel. A horrible strong thing , I assume they use fr,commercial purposes too.

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Re: Bottom Fishing Rig Query

Post by Schempp » Thu Feb 14, 2019 4:44 pm

Those things are strong indeed. I wouldn't be surprised at all if they were used in commercial purposes too.

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