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How to build a triggerfish float rig

Shore triggerfish rig

A step by step guide to building a triggerfish float rig.

Shore triggerfish float rig
1. On to the shock leader when using braid, or the main mono line, tie on a Powergum stop knot and slide on a size 5mm bead.

Shore triggerfish float rig
2. Below the bead slide on cigar shaped float about 5 to 8-inches long.

Shore triggerfish float rig
3. Slide on a round ball-weight between a quarter and one ounce, enough to fully load and cock the float, and another 5mm bead.

Shore triggerfish rig
4. To the end of the shock leader tie on a size 6 rolling swivel.
5. To the free eye of the swivel tie on a short 30-inch length of 20lb Fluorocarbon.

Shore triggerfish rig
6. Finish with a size 2 Kamasan B940 Aberdeen hook.

You can set the depth the bait fishes at by simply sliding the stop knot up and down on the leader. Most triggers are caught in water less than 12-feet deep, so the leader and hook length is usually enough. If not just increase the length of the leader a little.