The drift rig is ideal for bottom fishing. This rig uses a snelled 2/0 to 3/0 wide-gap hook, a bank sinker attached with a surgeon’s loop to a 2-3 foot leader, and a 3-way swivel. The design of this rig helps keep the fishing line from tangling.
The drift rig is works great for drift fishing, especially when targeting fluke (flounder). Natural baits, like sand eel and squid, work the best with this rig; however, it can also be effective when baited with artificial flies, jigs, and lures. The size of the weight and hook used will depend on target fish species.