How to Make a Kite Fishing Rig

How to Make a Kite Fishing Rig
One of the best ways to drive your fishing line further away from the shore and to deeper water depths regardless of weather conditions or break line strength is with a kite fishing rig. The rig is relatively easy to set up; however, this project requires an adequate amount of working space.

A kite fishing rig requires enough loose fishing line to reach the depth you want to fish and accommodate up to 18 hooks, which can cause injury if handled by children. For best results, set up your kite fishing rig before arriving at your fishing hole.


Difficulty: Moderately Easy

Things You’ll Need:
  • Large delta kite
  • Fishing line
  • Fishing clips or swivels
  • C-hooks
  • 3 weights, 2 oz.
  • 1 gallon plastic bottle
Step 1
Set up your leader, which is a length of fishing line that fastens to your main kite line and hook line at either end. Tie a high-quality fishing clip to either end of three 50-foot pieces of fishing line. Do not join the pieces together as one, simply tie on a single fishing clip to each piece and set aside.
Step 2
Cut a 200-foot piece of fishing line to serve as your hook fishing line.
Step 3
Rig your C-hooks up with 18- to 24-inch leader. Thread the eye of the hook with the tag end of your fishing line and tie off the end to lock the hook in place.
Step 4
Move along your hook line adding a rigged C-hook at every 10-foot interval. Continue until you reach the end of your line. Thread a 2-ounce weight onto the end of your hook line.
Step 5
Clip your first 50-foot piece of main kite line to your kite. Tie two small floats just beneath the clip to ensure your kite does not sink if your main kite line breaks from your kite. Tie the tag end of your second 50-foot piece to the first.
Step 6
Drop down to the halfway point on the second 50-foot piece and tie on a 1-gallon plastic bottle, which you can find at your local grocer.
Step 7
Attach the last 50-foot section to the second using a fishing clip. Thread both 2-ounce weights to the tag. Tie your hook line on just below your weights.

Tips & Warnings

You can also use a swivel if you do not have fishing clips or locking clips.
All measurements herein can be changed to accommodate the water depth you want to fish.

Article Written By Charlie Gaston

Charlie Gaston has written numerous instructional articles on topics ranging from business to communications and estate planning. Gaston holds a bachelor's degree in international business and a master's degree in communications. She is fluent in Spanish and has extensive travel experience.

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