One of the most versatile rigs is the three-way rig. With this rig, you can fish in shallow or deep water with real or artificial baits. You can also make it using a wide variety of weights, which helps you get your bait as shallow or as deep as you need.
To make this rig, you attach a three-way swivel to your main line. You’ll then take the swivel’s remaining eyes and use them to attach two other leaders. Most anglers attach their lure or bait to the top leader and a weight to the bottom leader to help get the bait down lower into the water.
This rig is often used by anglers who are slow trolling or drifting with live bait. It also works well in situations where you are still fishing in water with a current. Because it is so versatile it is also often used for trolling, shore casting, and drift fishing.