A paternoster rig is used to present baits just above the bottom.
It is ideal for many fishing situations, especially drift fishing and where multiple fish can be caught at once, often the case with tommy ruffs, yakkas, slimy mackerel and yelloweye mullet.
Several hook droppers can be used, keeping in mind legal limitations may differ in each state.
Sinkers can be quickly changed to suit conditions by using a loop knot at the bottom of the rig.
Spacing hook droppers further apart or shortening the dropper length can prevent the droppers tangling, while a single long drop can make a more realistic presentation.
Feather jigs can work well on the droppers for some species of fish.
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