How to tie the telephone wire paternoster

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● 60lb mono for the rig body
● 18-25lb mono for snoods
● 1 x 60lb swivel
● 2 x 40lb swivels
● 4 x beads - any size can be used, but most shore anglers prefer micro beads because they tend to catch less weed
● 2 x size 4 to size 1/0 hooks
● 1 x Gemini Genie lead link
● A short length of telephone wire

Standard telephone cable contains various thin coloured plastic coated wires, which can be cut with scissors, cutters or nail clippers.

1 Thread a bead, then a swivel, and then a bead on the 60lb rig bodyline, repeating the sequence for the second snood

1 Thread a bead, then a swivel, and then a bead on the 60lb rig bodyline, repeating the sequence for the second snood

2 Tie a Genie link to the end of the rig line using a three-turn Grinner knot or a fi ve-turn half blood. Measure the rig at 5ft, cut and tie on 60lb swivel

2 Tie a Genie link to the end of the rig line using a three-turn Grinner knot or a fi ve-turn half blood. Measure the rig at 5ft, cut and tie on 60lb swivel

3 Scrounge some scrap telephone wire. The main cable can be opened out to reveal the thin, plastic coated coloured wire

3 Scrounge some scrap telephone wire. The main cable can be opened out to reveal the thin, plastic coated coloured wire

4 Take a length of the telephone wire and twist it around the rig body above and below the beads either side of the bottom swivel

4 Take a length of the telephone wire and twist it around the rig body above and below the beads either side of the bottom swivel

5 This traps the swivel between the two beads. Eight turns is enough and allows the swivel to be moved. Repeat for the top snood

5 This traps the swivel between the two beads. Eight turns is enough and allows the swivel to be moved. Repeat for the top snood

6 Tie on the hook snoods and then the hooks using a grinner or half blood knot so that they do not overlap each other, the lead link or top swivel

6 Tie on the hook snoods and then the hooks using a grinner or half blood knot so that they do not overlap each other, the lead link or top swivel

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