A step by step guide on how to build a 3-hook boom flounder rig.
The best all round flounder rig is the three-hook boom rig.
1. Start the rig with 60-inches of clear 60lb rig body line and tie a Gemini lead link to one end.
2. Slide on a short section of neoprene tubing and double the line back through the tubing then pull tight to form a sliding rig stop, slide on an Avis boom and another rig stop. Add two more separate rig stop and boom combinations to give you three booms on the rig body.
3. Complete the rig with a size 4 rig connector swivel.
4. Slide the rig stops in to position on the rig to evenly space the booms apart. A good combination is to place one boom at the top, one in the middle and one about 10-inches above the lead link.
5. To the booms tie on short 9 to 12-inch 12 to 25lb hook snoods. Fluorocarbon hook snoods work best in all conditions, but mono is okay.
6. Sequins or beads above the hook can also give you an edge when fishing clear water conditions. Silver and gold sequins are good choices for daylight fishing, with luminous yellow/green beads a good night time banker.
7. Hooks should be Kamasan B940 Aberdeen’s or Sakuma equivalents in size 2 to 6. Drop down to size 6’s if bites are few and far between.
With the booms being able to slide you can adjust the position of the hooks. For instance, if all the fish are coming to the bottom hook when fishing deeper water slide the bottom hook down tight behind the lead, then bring the middle hook and top hook down towards the lower boom to get all the baits fishing inside the feeding zone. It can work opposite too with fish only coming to the top hook and again adjust the lower hooks to suit.