When you are looking for an extremely versatile rig, look no further than the paternoster rig. You can use this rig for surf fishing, deep sea bottom bouncing, pier fishing, boat fishing, and squid fishing. This rig uses multiple hooks and a very light sinker.
To make this rig, you’ll need 2-3 snoods with hooks attached to them. You’ll then tie the dropper loop snoods in a way that allows you to pull the main line tight without the hooks tangling together.
For the paternoster, you can tie the snoods to the main line using traditional dropper loops; however, the connection won’t be as strong as it is when you use a 3-way swivel.