Paternoster rigs strength test.

How strong are our knots and hooks?

We could tell you how strong our rigs are.

We could show you the reviews we have on Facebook and the gallery of fish caught on our gear.

We think the best way is to show you.

 This Cherry Bomb 5/0 flasher photo was sent in by a customer to show how pleased he was with our hooks after a 15-minute struggle with a meter-long Bull Shark.

The feathers are a bit damaged but the hook is still in prime condition.


Flasher hook after bullshark hook up.

We grabbed a random rig from our stock and tested it on our rig testing machine to show you what you can expect from our rigs each and every time.

We use Berkley Big Game tournament leader which which after texting so many leaders on the market, won hands down in knot strength, abrasion resistance and shock absorbance. By testing and selecting the best gear is how we make Better Tackle.

We know from testing 1 in every 10 rigs we make that we get between 74lb to 76lb before breaking strain on our rigs with 80lb leader. 

We do not want to toot our own horn but this way and beyond the industry standard. 

We made up this testing rig on the cheap so you yourself can copy it and test your own rigs.

The 100% knot strength myth is exactly that a myth and we are very confident when you make up this testing machine and test your own rigs or our competitors you will see why we are better.

There is a reason we are showing this on a paternoster rig which has 5 knots.

That is 5 potential weaknesses that could fail in a poorly designed rig. Because used to be involved in The Right Tackle which was a site designed to test fishing gear and give it The Right Tackle tick of approval.

We had already tested a lot of gear on the market, not just pre-made rigs but everything from knots, hooks, leader, swivels, reels, rods and you name it.

Coming from this background we already knew what to expect from other gear and it was knot good enough for us.

Every single aspect of our rigs are thought out, tested and we make damn sure it is tough. 

Who wants to spend hard earned money on a rig only to have all the flashers disappear after your first or second fish? 

Or have a hook bust off as you are reeling in your catch?

Who wants watch your next PB swim away because of weak knots.?

Not us that is for sure.

We designed our Flasher hooks to last, so that catch after catch you can keep smashing them when they are on the chew.

We engineered each and every rig with the best quality leader and the best known knots out there to make sure our rigs could handle a freight train take off and get that PB back into hands and onto your brag mat.

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The wire we use to tie our flasher not only keeps the flasher intact and holds the most alluring shape to entice fish over. It is also an attractant because of how it reflects sunlight, coupled with our unique glow in the dark lumo eyes you already know you are getting a complete and thought out rig.

We want you to know exactly what you are getting from us. The strongest damn rigs you can buy as all your gear is made by hand from an Award-Winning Australian Fishing Rig Specialist.

We do not just make some of the strongest paternoster rigs we make sure they are of a quality you could not make yourself and at a price that is more than fair.

We are a tiny little Aussie manufacturer and  called ourselves Better Tackle because that is what we are always going to make.

We are fishing rig and knot specialist and this is the quality you get each and every time.


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