How to Rig a Fishing Line With a Sliding Sinker

How to Rig a Fishing Line With a Sliding Sinker
A sliding sinker rig is an effective way to fish bait off the bottom, both from shore and while drifting in a boat. This setup is also versatile, allowing the fishermen to make quick and easy switches of his hooks by simply swapping them out at the swivel. Tie up your own slip sinker setup, and try it on your next fishing trip.


Difficulty: Moderately Easy

Things You’ll Need:
  • Monofilament fishing line
  • Swivel
  • Egg shaped sinker
  • Stop bead
  • Hook
Step 1
Cut off a 24 inch piece of monofilament line to use as a leader.
Step 2
Tie the swivel to one end of this piece of line and the hook to the other.
Step 3
Slide an egg shaped or barrel sinker onto the fishing line that is on your rod.
Step 4
Test to see if the hole in the middle of the sinker is large enough for it to slide over the swivel. If this is the case, add a stop bead to the line from your rod, just below the sinker.
Step 5
Tie the line coming from your rod to the swivel on the leader. That's it, you are ready to bait the hook and start fishing.


Article Written By Anthony Smith

Anthony Smith began writing for Demand Studios in May of 2009 and has since written over 1400 articles for them. He also writes for "The College Baseball Newsletter." He attended the University of New Mexico, and has more than 25 years of experience in the business world.

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