First off, let’s get you rigged up. Here’s a good basic rig to use as a foundation:
- Tie a snap swivel to the end of your main line.
- To the snap, attach either a piece of pencil lead or a Slinky weight
- To the other eye of the swivel, run an 18- to 36-inch leader with one or two 1/0-4/0 octopus-style bait hooks. (The roe is fastened to the forward hook via an egg loop snell, which you can learn to tie in a video on this very website).
Most king anglers also like to add a driftbobber – such as a Spin-N-Glo, Cheater or Lil’ Corky – to their line just above the hooks to add buoyancy, action and a splash of color to the bait.
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