Running Up And Over Rig

by David Proudfoot

General Purpose Rig

Dean Booker uses this rig when fishing from height into comparatively shallow waters particularly when the sea is rough. Dean prefers the up and over leger rig to his normal long pulley rig in these conditions to prevent stronger tides lifting the baits off the seabed.

Running Up And Over Rig Components

Main Body

2 x 5mm Beads

2 x Size 5 crane swivels; one of these is attached to the Imp clip

1 x Imp clip

1 x Gemini bent clip

Approx 800mm (2½ feet) length 60-80lb BS main line


1 x 1600mm (5 feet) length 30-50lb BS snood

1 x 4/0 to 8/0 Varivas Big Mouth Extra hook or Pennel Rig

The Rig Body

  1. Using the main body trace line, tie on one swivel and thread on a bead then the second swivel with the Imp attached followed by the second bead.
  2. Tie the Gemini bent clip to the free end via the closed eye so that the clip faces upwards.
  3. Tie the snood length to the free end of the rig swivel and attach the hook.

Once the hook is baited, weight clipped on and the rig attached to the shock leader the snood length is looped over the Gemini clip and the hook secured in the Imp prior to casting.

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running up and over rig

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