How to Make a Flounder Rig (AKA Fluke) for Fishing


What this flounder is rig all about:

Flounder are a type of fish that has a flat shape resembling a round stingray and live at the bottom of the ocean or estuaries. They typically feed on or near the bottom and are well adapted for this type of hunting as they hide in the sandy bottom. This article will teach you how to make an effective rig for your fishing rod to catch flounder.

Here is a list of materials/items that you will need to construct this rig:

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20 pound fluorocarbon line (for the leader)
1 half ounce (0.5 oz.) jig head
1 White Berkley gulp shrimp
– scissors/nail clipper
Optional Recommended Equipment:
snap swivel

Penn Battle II Spinning Reel

Penn Squadron 410 Inshore Spinning Rod, 7-Feet/Medium


How to use this rig:

This rig is perfect for fishing in water between 12-15 feet deep. The 0.5 oz. jig allows the bait to fall to the bottom at a sufficient rate. Some fisherman will argue that the white color of the artificial bait is very important to attract the flounder.

Cast the bait as you would regularly to where you think the flounder are. Allow the bait to fall to the bottom and reel periodically with a moderate jerking up motion. The bait should ideally fall to the bottom before you reel again.

Setup guide:

1. The first step is to attach the 20 pound fluorocarbon leader to your main line. Cut the 20-lb line long enough to tie knots at both ends and to have a leader about 6-7 inches long. To attach fishing line to the leader, use this tutorial:

Or you can use a snap swivel to attach the main line to your leader.

2. Attach your leader line to your jig setup. I recommend this jig (Strike King Saltwater Flats Jig Head Bait (Chartreuse, 0.125-Ounce)).

You can attach the leader to the jig hole by using the following knot:

3. The last step is to insert the Berkley gulp shrimp fake bait into the hook. Take the bait at the head and pierce it with the hook. Continue pushing the bait into the hook, all the while aligned with the hook, until you can’t anymore. Then, simply push the hook out of the shrimp where it’s at. The finished product looks like this:

And that’s pretty much it. Let me know if this rig is working for you and rate this rig at the top of this article.


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