Pier Fishing: A Fishing Rig to Catch More Fish

Pier Fishing: A Fishing Rig to Catch More Fish


Today, I’m going to show you guys how to tie a pier fishing rig with the materials you probably already have in your house stay tuned for more. [glitchy glitch intro] Alright, so before I teach you guys how to tie this rig, I want to show you guys one of my favorite rings that I don’t tie– I know how to tie, but I don’t because, I mean they’re $2 $3 apiece for Sabiki rigs. These things are awesome, and a lot of people just use them for bait fishing but I’ve caught many, many different species of fish off of Sabikis, and you can see that there’s– there’s a lot of different brands out there, some are very cheap, some are very expensive. I have found that there’s not really that much of a difference between the cheap ones and the expensive ones. The Sabiki is perfect for the pier, I’m serious, it really is because there’s so many little bait fish and smaller fish that hang around the pilings and the pillars of the pier, this is really meant to just drop straight down and for those of you who don’t know what a Sabiki rig is, I’m going to show you right now. Ready? This is what I like about the Sabiki rig, it usually comes out in one pull. See? Look at that. I love it. Six hooks. You need to be careful uh, where you use the Sabiki rig because I know it’s illegal in some places, in which case, I’d just cut it in half because six hooks is a lot to manage, I cut it in half and then I put a sinker, I tie a sinker to this and then I have two Sabiki rigs. So really, when I buy a pack of Sabiki rigs, I buy two. Two rigs. I can just pull it right out and drop it straight down and I know I can get my bait fish really quick. What I do with the bait fish is: I keep the bait fish and I put it on a bigger hook and then cast that out. Now, I’m going to show you that rig next. So we’re going to show you guys how to tie a but here are the things you need first. All you’re going to need is a swivel clip
(which is optional,) a sinker, and basically whatever hook size you want, depending on what size fish you’re targeting, uh, these are the size that I would typically use, size two, but, or demonstration purposes today, we’re going to be using these big ones so that you can see it, and they’re a little bit rusted… Oh, yeah, you’re going to need Fluorocarbon Line, I personally use 15 – 20 lb., but it all depends on the kinds of fish that you’re targeting. Alright, so we’re going to tie a dropper loop first, which um, I haven’t perfected yet. I’m still practicing, but it’s a very satisfying knot to tie, this knot will hold very well. So let me show you how I tie it: First, make a loop like that, okay? See how there’s two lines at the top here? and one on the bottom? These two lines at the top, you’re going to want to bring them over each other like this about five to six times… Okay, now you want to keep a loop in the middle right here because in this loop, you’re going to pull this bottom one through. Okay? and then you’re going to hold this with your teeth and as you hold it with your teeth, you start– you start to pull these two together. Okay? There you go, and that’s the dropper loop right here. Look at that. It’s a beautiful knot. It looks great on this– on this, uh, braid right here. Okay, that’s the first loop. Now we’re going to do one more, about one to two hands distances away. You see how there’s uh– there’s two lines at the top right here, and one at the bottom? Mhmm. I achieved that by just making a half circle, okay? Now what you want to do is have your fingers like this so that you can twist this around. I want to make sure everyone can really clearly see this Because this was– this is my problem when I was learning is I couldn’t clearly see how people were doing it… and now, you see this loop in the middle? You’re going to want to pull this through See that? Hold this part with your teeth now… and as you hold with your teeth, pull these two apart. Nice, look at that second loop. Now tying to swivel on the bottom, and this will be for the sinker. So after you tie your two loops on, you tie your swivel on, that will be for your sinker, so the rig is starting to come together. Now, after we put the sinker on we’re going to put the hooks on. Now, there’s several different ways that I like to do this, there’s one way where we leave the loop like this and thread the hook through, push this loop through the hook eye, bring the loop around the hook and pull. See that? Really simple. Really simple, it doesn’t get simpler than that. My only concern with this double right here. Is that it’s double the chance the fish will see it It’s not a stealthy approach. If you wanted to make this line thinner and not have two loops I’m not sure if this is a good solution, but it works for me, and I’ve never had anything Significant that I can remember break me off. What I do is I cut the loop Like that and now it has a longer line Where you can tie a snell knot, you can try whatever kind of knot you want and it’s more stealthy and more discreet and There you go, so there’s two ways to tie that one where you can just really simply slide it off or to you cut the loop at the butt end and then you just tie on the hook the Normal way or the way you would normally do. I want to show you, these are the same rigs my dad has tied except This is a much smaller scale Now this might be hard for you guys to see so Erin I really want you to get up close to this so everyone can see this This is the same rig that we just tied except on a much smaller scale. This is probably five pound test And these are tiny tiny Chinese hooks right here So we will primarily use this Like a sabiki except it doesn’t have flies. It’s essentially. It’s basically a sabiki with just two with just two hooks We would tip these with little tiny pieces of bait like little chunks of squid, little tiny bits of shrimp. Blood worms, and you know this is how you do it. So are these tutorials helpful to you guys? We’ve just kind of started doing these kind of tutorials and We’re not sure if you guys even like it so comment below if it helps you Thank you guys for watching and see you next week Alright, so before I? *Fart So before I tellll… *sigh Okay, yep today. I show you guys how tie a rig A special Rig that has hooks..of… there’s two and *Erin ” We are never going to get this done…” And dere’s sinkerss on on on end of lines. De oddarr end It’s just diss. Okay, it’s not easy talking to a camera. It’s really weird. Show everyone what I am looking at right now.. Just show everyone what I am looking at. Come over here and give them my perspective… Yeah… Could you guys stare into a camera with lights blazing in your face and remember something to saying like I come to a complete blank sometimes. What you guys see on the episodes is is like like It camera magic…yeah Probably an hour of footage. Okay, thank you

100 thoughts on “Pier Fishing: A Fishing Rig to Catch More Fish

  1. #CATCHFISH
    I have used both the sabiki rigs and dropper loop set ups like that but those knots are awesome and are definitely easier to tie and are quicker to rig up when you need to get it done quick 👌

  2. I'm new to your channel and really enjoy your videos. They are informative, friendly and I love your passion for fishing and your money saving tips. Cheers from the east coast of Canada.

  3. Great tutorial on how to tie those rig setups. I have seen the deck hands rig it up so fast that I was not able to catch it. Now I feel confident on tying it up myself. Great job!

  4. Going on a deep sea fishing trip to Cape Cod next week and I wanted to learn how to do my own rigs honestly your video is the most clearest so thanks a lot brother you got my thumbs up

  5. I've been really studying your videos. I bought each of your .pdf's as I already have a pretty good tackle collection. I had a somewhat successful pier fishing evening last week. I had never caught fish at a public pier, but I caught 2 catfish. Not a fish that I want, granted, but it was FISH. Today, I had tied a couple of pater noster rigs with yellow and red beads for beach fishing. Whiting are running. Again, I had NEVER caught a single fish surf fishing after having gone about 15 times. I caught a whiting on my second cast! I caught a total of 6 whiting and 1 catfish, followed me!, in less than two hours! Thank you for helping me learn how to fish in salt water in my beautiful state of Florida!

  6. Great channel and your videos are clear to understand.
    Aussie Chinese brother.

  7. Love the channel guys. Taking my kids pier fishing for the first time, they are so excited, and love watching your videos.

  8. Hi from Singapore Senko Skipper, great videos, i've used yours over most others because of their clarity.
    I do have one question – i've tied this rig with 30lb dupont leader, and wanted to cut the loop line for the 'stealthy' approach, but no matter how big i make the lopp i never seem to end up with enough line spare to tie the hook, any tips for making sure there is enough free line left depending on the line you're using?

  9. Awesome!
    I’ve learned a lot from your videos.
    Not only are you a great fisherman, you’re also a great teacher. Keep up the good work.

  10. sure helped me I have know clue how to tie theses rigs but really want to try this kind of fishing never done anything but fly fishing all my life atb iain

  11. Keep it rolling you have inspired me to start fishing again with my son I know we will be catching fish from Santa Cruz pier and Capitola pier
    Thanks from , California

  12. I really appreciate you showing how to do the knots. It is something my dad always did for me. He is now 80 with poor eyesight and I always struggle.

  13. Man thank you so much ! I hooked into my first ever ocean fish from the beach in costa Rica today!!!! I did not land it:(
    I have been watch your videos just for this trip and can't thank you enough.
    It us hard learning to fish with big line and hooks and sinkers. So I am very humbled.
    Equipment I am using
    10' ugly stick
    PENN FIERCE 2 REEL
    400 YARDS OF 50LB BRAID BACKED BY 55 YARDS OF 30LB MONO
    Big ass hooks:)
    3 60gram weights
    Squid (calamar) bait.
    Where Puerto Viejo de talamanca Costa Rica. Caribbean ocean
    Extremely rough surf with strong rip currents but the weight were good.
    3 days of learning
    Priceless.
    Off to the Pacific side tomorrow.

  14. Got it the first time ain't no doubt when somebody shows you it ain't nothing to it and thank you Matt was doing the double knot ring and I think the the knots will be better this way then the way I was doing it

  15. Heading to the Keys next week, Marathon Key Beach Club, and looking forward to using the sabiki rigs. Have used other riggings before with some success but hoping to have good success now. Loved the video and the out takes too.

  16. you have no idea how much this video helped me especiall that i had a problem with making rig knots awesome ty!!!

  17. I am curious once you cut the dropper loop, how strong will that line be? Can you catch large fish without it being pulled off?

  18. Brandon, I have watched the Dropper loop tied many times. This is the first time it just clicked in my head and I tied it no problem. Thanks.

  19. Nice Video…you can get a nice I-phone teleprompter for under a 100.00 bucks now. Keep up the good work.

  20. Yes showing how you tie the dropper was very clear and helpful. I appreciate your effort to produce the video.

  21. Helped me even though I’ve been fishing for a little while. Never figured out how to tie dropper loops til now!

  22. Tied this exact knot with mono following your exact method/demonstration and when I apply pressure to the two hand ends while attempting to secure the knot fully, it pulls the knot completely out which then leaves me a nice strand of kinked mono…what the F am I doing wrong?

  23. You are awesome thank you I saw alot of videos and I didn't understand how they was doing it but yours was easy and simple. Thank youuuu

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