Running Sinker Rig
This rig has many uses in both freshwater and marine fishing. It can be used to catch snapper, whiting, flathead and bream in saltwater, and trout, redfin, carp, golden perch and Murray cod in freshwater.
RUNNING SINKER RIG VIDEO
The rig consists of a sinker threaded onto the mainline above a swivel, with a length of trace line then leading down to a hook.
One type of knot, such as a locked half blood, or a clinch knot, can be used to tie the entire rig. This is perhaps the most commonly used rig in fishing. As a general rule the sinker should be kept as small as possible, as long as it enables the angler to make a suitable cast. The swivel should also be kept small. The trace line is usually about 40 to 50 centimetres long.
The size of the hook is governed by the type and size of bait that will be used, as well as the type of fish that the angler expects to catch. The most commonly used sinker in this rig is a ball sinker. Swivels should always be used when fishing. They provide a way of joining the trace to the mainline, stop the sinker from sliding down to the hook, and also prevent your line from twisting.