Author: Team Hitman LBSF
Rigging For Pier King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Today I'm going to do a tutorial on how to make a release clip for a Trolley King rig that is often used in North and South Carolina when Fishing for King mackerel from a pier.
Supplies To Make A Kingfish Trolley Rig
You will need the following supplies:
8- snap swivels (not huge but not tiny either)
4- golf balls (your choice of color)
12-beads (orange fishing beads or regular beads will work fine)
4- 14inch pieces of single strand wire 60#
4- 4oz egg weights
Tools To Make A Kingfish Trolley Rig
You will need the following tools:
1/8th inch drill bit
Instructions To Make A Kingfish Trolley Rig
First step is to feed one end of your single strand wire through the eyelet of your snap swivel. Center it so an even amount is on both sides of the swivel and bend it so that both ends of the wire is running straight down
Second step is to feed one orange bead on the single strand and slide it all the way to the snap swivel.
Third step is to use your power drill and 1/8th inch drill bit to drill a hole all the way through the center of your golf ball.
Fourth step is to feed on one of the golf balls on to the single strand and slide it all the way to the top bead.
Fifth step is to slide another bead on the single strand up to the golf ball.
Sixth step slide on your 4 oz egg weight up to the bottom bead.
Seventh step slide 2 orange beads on to the single strand up to the weight.
Eighth step. Hold the ends of the single strand so that the beads hold ball and weight are hanging down and snug together now bend each leg of the wire out at a 90 degree angle as close to the last bead as possible
Last step is to pinch the ends of the single strand together and slide the other snap swivel on to both legs then release. The legs should spring out to the sides.
These releases are easy to make and can be used either way I prefer to snap my top swivel to the barrel swivel at the top of my leader and the other snap swivel is snapped on my anchor line to act as the trolley. They can be ran the other way also but if your anchor line gets cut you could lose your release as opposed to just a snap swivel.
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