The double-drop bottom rig is a simple rig used for saltwater fishing. Also known as the two-hook bottom rig, you can catch a large variety of fish using the double-drop bottom rig. With this rig, you can catch several different fish, including groupers and pan fish.
You can go to the store and buy the double-drop bottom rig premade, but because it’s easy to make, you might want to skip the trip. When you are targeting smaller fish, start with a 30- to 50-pound filament line that is roughly the length of your arm. Then tie 2- to 3- dropper loops on the line. You’ll want to leave 3 to 4 inches between each loop. Next, grab a sinker, which you’ll attach to the bottom loop. Then, tie a hook to the two loops in the middle. Finish it off with a line that runs from the top loop to your fishing reel.
If you are targeting larger fish, you’ll want to start with a test leader that is in the 50- to 100-pound test range. You’ll also need 2 three-way swivels, a normal swivel, and a snap swivel. Start by taking a 6- to 8-inch section of the leader and placing it between one of the three-way swivels and the snap swivel. You’ll then need to attach an 8- to 10-inch section of leader to the second eye of the second three-way swivel. Next, attach the normal swivel. For any three-way eyes that remain, attach a small section of leader with a hook on the end.