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Pennel Rig (Fixed)

The pennel rig is a trace / snood that is used when fishing with large baits for example a whole pilchard or baby squid. Generally the bottom hook is larger with the top hook either sliding or snelledĀ in a fixed position. The advantage of having the hook in a fixed position is that if your bottom hook gets bitten off the top one is still able to hold the fish on. The disadvantage is that you can’t slide the top hook to suit different sized baits.

Materials Needed

  • A length of line for the trace that will suit the main rig the trace is intended for.
  • 2 x hooks suited to bait
  • 1 x geni clip or swivel

Step 1

Tie the top hook onto the piece of line using a snell knot. Make sure you allow enough line when tying the top hook on so you are able to tie on the bottom hook.

Step 2

Tie on the bottom hook using an appropriate knot then tie a geni clip or swivel to the top end of the trace to finish off.

The Finished Pennel Rig (Fixed)

Have you tried this rig? Let us know how you got on

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