How Do You Rig a Fishing Line for Fluke?

Fluke fishing is a popular and rewarding pastime, but it can be tricky to rig your line correctly. Different types of rigs are available depending on the type of water you’re fishing in and the species you’re Targeting. Here, we’ll cover the basics of rigging a line for fluke, including what gear to use and how to set it up.

The first step is to choose the right rod and reel for fluke fishing. You’ll want to use a medium weight rod with a spinning reel that has a high gear ratio, such as 5:1 or 6:1. This will give you enough power to haul in larger fluke while still having enough finesse to work smaller baits.

Next, you’ll want to select the right line for your setup. It should be strong enough to hold up against a large fluke without breaking, but also supple enough for easy casting. Fluorocarbon or monofilament lines are both good options; fluorocarbon is slightly more abrasion resistant and can help prevent line breakage from snags or rocks on the bottom.

Once you have your line picked out, it’s time to rig it up. Depending on how deep you plan on fishing, you may need sinkers or other weights near the hook in order to keep your bait down near the bottom where fluke tend to feed. A three-way swivel rig is typically sufficient for most situations; this consists of a swivel at the end of your line with two dropper lines attached about 4-6 feet below it with hooks and bait attached.

Finally, attach an appropriate size hook for whatever bait you are using – larger hooks will generally work better if Targeting larger fish like fluke – and thread on your chosen bait. Be sure not to overbait as this can lead to lost catches; threading multiple pieces of bait onto one hook is usually enough.


Rigging a fishing line for fluke requires careful consideration of what type of rod, reel, and line combination works best for your situation as well as proper setup of rigs and weights used with each type of bait. With these tips in mind, anglers should be able to easily rig their lines and hit the water ready for some great catches!

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Emma Gibson