Commercial trotlines will catch you a few whisker fish, but diehard longliners are largely do-it-yourselfers. They know how to modify their rigs to make them more efficient, easier to deploy, and less of a pain to store. These four pieces of gear are key to their success and can easily be worked into your trotlines.
Tying the anchor directly to the trotline can make deployment and storage problematic, with a big weight always hanging and banging around. Instead, tie a large brass dog-lead clip to the tag end of your main line. Now you can run the line out weight-free, snap the anchor on when you’re ready, and bombs away. click HERE for complete story