The turbot rig, which is also effective for its close cousin the brill, is a flowing trace fished off a boom. The long trace body helps present the bait in a natural manner close to the sandbanks.
Turbot Rig Components
1 x Trace Swivel
1 x Boom; French boom or tubing boom
Approx. 0.5 metre length 40-50lb BS main line
1 x 2 to 6 metre length 15 – 40lb BS snood; fluorocarbon or clear nylon
1 x Snood Swivel
1 x 2/0 to 6/0 hook or pennel rigged hooks
The Rig Body
- Tie on the swivel to the trace length thread on the tubing boom; thread on bead and tie to link. A French boom can be substituted.
- Cut the snood length in two at the mid point and join together with the snood swivel.
- Tie the snood to the long end of the boom.
- Tie the hook to the other end of the snood.
- Scottish anglers have had good results using a thin gauge metal flutter spoon as an attractor.
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