A step by step guide on how to build a boat turbot spoon rig
Like all flatfish turbot are inquisitive and are attracted by flashing spoons that flutter in the tide representing smaller fish feeding. One of the very best is the ABU Rauto Spoon. The Rauto produced a string of big turbot back in the 70’s and 80’s and since its reintroduction by ABU a couple of years back has again started producing good turbot. The rig described below is the most effective way to fish the Rauto Spoon.
Always add a clear mono leader twice the length of the rod and 25lbs breaking strain when using the 20lb braid, and 40lbs breaking strain when using the 30lb braid. This is balanced tackle and gives some abrasion resistance when drift the tackle over coarse sand and shingle.
1- Slide on to the leader a 12-inch hollow plastic tube boom
2 – Slide on a 5mm bead.
3 – To the end of the leader tie on a size 4 rolling swivel then, to the swivel tie on 8/12-feet of 35/40lb clear mono or better still Fluorocarbon.
4 – Tie on the Rauto Spoon, then to the free end of the Rauto Spoon tie on 12-icnches of 35/40lb Fluorocarbon.
5 – Slide on 6 3mm pearl beads.
6 – Finish by tying on a size 3/0 Mustad Viking 79515 hook.