A step by step guide to building a plaice drifting rig.
There are many varied rigs for plaice, but keeping it simple is the best approach. A simple sliding ledger rig often being the most effective.
1. On to the leader, slide on a Zip slider boom, followed by a 5mm bead.
Although clear monofilament is ok to use as a hook trace, experienced plaice anglers prefer Fluorocarbon, not just because it is less easy for the fish to see, but more because it has a slightly stiffer nature than mono and is more resistant to abrasion when drifting over single and broken shell.