How to Tie a Spinning Rig

by David Proudfoot

A basic lure spinning rig for fishing with metal lures and hard or soft plastic lures. It may be weighted or un-weighted.

Attach a swivel to one end of the trace line and your choice of lure to the other.

Plastics Spinning Rig

Spinning Rig Components

Main Body

1 x Swivel

1 x Bead

1 x Drilled Bullet

4 – 6 metre length 20 – 40lb BS leader (will depend on length of rod for casting)


900 – 1800 mm length 15lb BS clear nylon

1 x hook to suit lure size

The Rig Body

1. Thread the drilled bullet onto the leader after tying to main line.

2. Thread on the stop bead then tie on the swivel.

3. Tie the snood length to the swivel.

4. Tie the hook to the snood attach your favoured lure by threading onto the hook.

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spinning rig

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