To start fishing big game, one rig that you should be familiar with is the Ranggong or Spreader Rig.
Ranggong or Spreader Rig
One of the most popular rigs used for offshore bottom fishing. It is used to target fishes commonly found in local waters like garoupa, snapper, cobia, sting ray and most bottom dwellers species.
The leader should be at least 1 to 1.5 meters long so that the bait can flow further out and away from the spreader.
Depending on the location, baits such as live prawn or fish meat is attached to the hook.
A step-by-step demonstration of how to tie a Ranggong Rig:
Key Tips when Creating Rigs
- Make sure knot is pulled as tightly as possible; consider using a pair of pliers.
- Lubricate knots with saliva or water when pulling them tight.
- Cut away unwanted ends close to the knots.