Pitbull Tackle UV Bucktail Bottom Fish Rig
The Pitbull Tackle UV Bucktail Bottom Fish Rig is a pre-tied rockfish rig featuring two UV enhanced bucktail flies that glow spectacularly underwater. Designed to attract all varieties of bottomfish with or without bait, the Pitbull Tackle UV Bucktail Bottom Fish Rigs are some of the most advanced shrimp fly rigs to date. They are constructed with high quality components beginning with the 60" - 40lb monofilament leader that uses a single tie attachment for the dual flies extending from the main line. On the top side of the rig - where the main line is tied - Pitbull Tackle selected a high quality barrel swivel to reduce line twist that is common with bottom fish rigs. Similarly on the bottom side of the rig a swivel with safety snap is tied on to quickly clip in a weight. The addition of a safety snap is now a standard for the bottom fish rigs as many anglers want the flexibility to quickly change weight sizes without having to re-tie their entire setup. Using a snap offers superior strength and flexibility to the tradtional dropper loop on older shrimp fly rigs.
The Pitbull Tackle UV Bucktail Bottom Fish Rig utilizes heavy-duty super sharp 5/0 hooks dressed with soft plastic bodies from which bucktail and mylar strands extend, all of which are UV enhanced. This allows for better visibility underwater, allowing the fish to target the flies more easily. When reviewing the colors, you'll notice how detailed these attractor flies are.
How To Fish:
Fishing the The Pitbull Tackle UV Bucktail Bottom Fish Rig rig is easy. First, tie your main line to the barrel swivel on top of the rig. Next, snap in a weight of your choice on the pre-tied safety snap on the bottom of the rig. At this point, the rig is ready to be fished. As an optional enhancement, scent can be added to the flies or strips of bait such as squid can be threaded onto each fly. Next, lower the rig to the desired depth. This is typically on the bottom, however some fish tend to school up off of the bottom and suspend in the water column. Once the bait has reached the desired depth, slowly raise and lower the flies to entice hungry fish. Occasionally, reeling up through a school of fish while raising and lowering the rod can be an effective strategy, especially in shallower water. Once bit, it can be beneficial to leave the rig down in the strike zone for a few more seconds before reeling, as the struggling fish typically fires up other fish nearby resulting in the other shrimp fly getting but as well.
In California, anglers can have two hooks per line, and while you will see many different styles, the Pitbull Tackle Bottom Fishing Rig is definitely the most complete model we have ever seen. When using the rig, appropriate tackle considerations include a rod rated in the 15-40lb range. Braided line is an excellent choice for the main line as the fish will only come into contact with the leader. We suggest using torpedo style sinkers ranging from 5oz - 12oz depending on water depth.
We offer the Pitbull Tackle UV Bottom Fish Rig in a single size: 60" - 40lb leader, 5/0 hooks.