This rig is designed to be used over ground that requires the lead to be kept off the bottom when retrieving a fish. It is ideal for targeting bigger fish with bigger baits. The fish causes the 'pulley' by pulling the lead clear once hooked.


This is constructed from a Shockleader backbone which is attached to a lead clipped bait clip. On the trace above is positioned a bead, a swivel, a bead and a swivel on the other end that is the attachment for your hook snood. The swivel in the middle, which slides up and down, is how the pulley is formed and this is attached to the Shockleader. The easiest way to tie this is to slide a hook up the line and tie a hook onto the end. When you put your bait on wrap the line several times around the shank of the hook and nick it into the top of the bait. Once you have your bait loaded attach it to your bait clip on your lead and then the trace will be ready for casting. Once it has been cast out the hook will come free of the bait clip and if you are successful on your cast when you retrieve the trace the weight of the fish will slide the lead up to the end of the Shockleader, creating the pulley and allowing the lead to be held above the bottom when you wind in.


The body of the rig needs to be of a similar diameter to the Shockleader to account for any pressure placed on the rig during the cast e.g. 50lb rig body = up to 5 oz of lead.


Snood swivel
2 x 5 ml beads
Rig body swivel and rig body Enigma or Powerflex
Bait clipped lead link
2 x hooks and snood line - Memor-X