Twist-free Rockfish Gangion Rig
If you fish baits on as many as four hooks in a row, the maximum permitted in Mexico, a special leader known as a gangion helps minimize line twist during the drop and retrieve. Thread 60- to 80-pound leader material through the eye of a barrel swivel, place one or two beads on each side of the eye, and squeeze crimping sleeves on the leader to secure the beads and swivel. Place as many as four of these assemblies, 18 inches apart, on the leader. Tie a 4-inch-long leader with a hook to the free eye of each swivel. Use a snap or another swivel at the top of the gangion (about 12 inches above the top hook) to attach the main line, and another snap swivel at the bottom (12 inches below the bottom hook) to attach a sinker.