How to Tie a Conger Running Leger

by David Proudfoot

Heavy Duty Rig for Conger

The running leger has a free running weight on a boom which reduces the resistance when a fish takes the bait.

Running Leger Rig Components

Main Body

1 x Zip slider or other weight carrier

1 x 8 mm Bead

1 x Link Swivel

Approx. 4 metre length 60-80lb BS shock leader; depends upon the length of rod


1 x Heavy duty swivel

1 x 500mm to 1 metre length 150-200lb BS snood

1 x 6/0 to 10/0 hook

The Rig Body

1. Thread the zip slider onto the shock leader followed by the bead then tie on the link swivel.

2. Tie the hook to one end of the snood and swivel to the other. If preferred these can be crimped in place.

3. Attach the snood to the link swivel.

A sliding or tube boom

Boat anglers may find that using a tube boom results in fewer tangles.

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Shore Conger Running Leger Rig

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