The fireball rig is designed to stop unwanted fish species from stealing the bait when bottom fishing. This rig usually has 2 leaders, a rig body, and a sinker. Because you’ll be threading the floats above of the hooks, this rig allows the hooks to stay off the bottom where unwanted fish may snag your bait.
The fireball rig is considered a type of dropper loop rig, similar in design to the Paternoster and flapper rigs. To create this rig, start with a 40-60 lb. rig body. Then, add multiple 1-ft leaders that stick out from the rig body. Next, use a size 5 or 6 barrel swivel to attach the rig to the main line. Finally, connect the sinker to the end of the rig body using a snap swivel and surgeon loop.