Fishing Rigs, surfcasting information, Fishing Tackle and Components and Fish species

Up and Over Rig

This rig provides a long flowing trace that fishes close to the bottom, but because it is clipped down is also streamlined enough to be a good distance casting rig. It is a good option for fish that might be a bit more cautious as the bait will end up lying on the sea bed a good distance from the sinker. The length of the trace also helps provide movement as the bait is free to roll round and move with the current.

Materials Needed

Main Rig Body / Backbone

  • Approx 600mm of 50 – 80 pound line
  • 1 x Geni clip
  • 1 x bait clip or equivalent for upper clip
  • 3 x beads
  • Neoprene tube for stop knots or equivalent eg adjustable crimp, power gum stop knot
  • 1 x impact shield (or alternative eg: bait clip, imp clip)
  • 1 x swivel

Trace / Snood

  • Approx 1200mm 50 pound line
  • 1 x geni clip
  • 1 x recurve/circle hooks sized to suit target species and intended bait

 

Main Rig Body / Rig Backbone

Step 1

Tie a the bait clip to the bottom end of the piece of line you are using for your main rig body using an appropriate knot eg uni knot, clinch knot. As this bait clip will be used for clipping up we tie it on upside down.

Step 2

Create 2 – 3  stop knots on the rig body using 2 or 3 small pieces (about 5mm each) of neoprene tubing. These will hold your impact shield in place, but, are adjustable so that you can slide the impact shield up and down the rig body to the height that ensures you have enough tension on your trace when it is clipped down.

Step 3

Thread on a bead, impact shield, bead, swivel and then another bead so that the swivel is trapped between the two. You will attach your trace to this swivel.

Step 4

Tie a genie clip to the bottom end of the piece of line you are using for your main rig body using an appropriate knot eg uni knot, clinch knot. This clip is where you will attach a sinker to the rig.

The Finished Up and Over Rig

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

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