How to Tie a Spreader Boom Rig

by David Proudfoot

The spreader boom rig is a general purpose, boat fishing rig. With two hooks hard on the seabed it is particularly effective for flatfish, gurnards etc.

Spreader Boom Rig Components

Main Body

1 x Trace Swivel

1 x Avis Boom

2 x Crimps

1 x 6 – 3/0 hooks

Approx 500 to 1500 mm length 30-50lb BS main line


1 x Spreader Boom

500 to 1000 mm 10-30lb BS clear nylon or fluorocarbon

2 x 6 – 3/0 hooks

The Rig Body

1. Tie a swivel to the top of the trace, thread on a crimp / Avis boom / crimp and then tie the bottom to the spreader boom.

Locate the boom and crimp in place.

2. Tie a section of the snood line to the Avis boom then attach the hook together with any attactors.

Beads for smaller fish and general fishing, muppets etc for cod.

3. Tie the snood to the swivels at either end of the spreader boom and then the hook to the ends together with any attractors.

The drawing below shows a spinner blades for general fishing but any attractors can be used.

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spreader boom rig

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