Monday, 11 September 2017 15:01

One-Hook Flattie Rig

Karl Stevenson is a professional rig builder keen to share his knowledge and experience. He says: “My dad showed me how to build rigs 30 years ago, and I have added small tweaks to them through the years to suit my style of fishing and to take advantage of better components as they come along. All of my rigs are tried and tested and they won’t fail you.”


The one-hook flattie rig is nice and simple to tie, but no less effective because of that. This is a good, basic, boat or shore rig for flattie fishing and, obviously, if you want to copy it you can change the number, size or colour of the beads and so on.

I tie this rig with the hook snood close to the lead link. This keeps the baited hook nice and close to the bottom.

This version uses size 4 Tsunami Mako hooks. These are quite big for the stated size. When I tie these rigs for individual customers they can specify the hook sizes, which cover 4, 2, 1 and 1/0. Similarly, the snood strength can be specified – ranging in breaking strain from 18lb to 30lb, and the size and colour of the beads can also be selected, from 3mm to 8mm.



50lb Memor-X rig body line

25lb Memor-X snood line

7 x 5mm beads

1 x small spinner blade

1 x bait/float stop

1 x 5mm Storm crimp

1 x 45lb Gemini rolling swivel

1 x 80lb Gemini rolling swivel

1 x size 4 Tsunami Mako hook

1 x Tronixpro 80lb casting snap


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Build sequence

01 Take 30 inches of 50lb Memor-X rig body line and tie on the 80lb rolling swivel.

02 Slide on a crimp, bead, 45lb rolling swivel, then tie on a casting link before crimping the bead and swivel in place just above the knot.

03 Take 24 inches of Memor-X 25lb snood line and tie on a size 4 Tsunami Mako hook.

04 Slide on a spinner blade, six beads and a float stop and push down to the hook.

05 Tie the hook snood to the 45lb rolling swivel.


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