Kite Fishing Information


Kite fishing is a fishing method that includes a kite attached to a line with release clips which hold the line from your fishing reel. You can fish live bait or even a lure while kite fishing. The kite is flown over a body of water which you intend to cover with the bait swimming just beneath the surface, which keeps your line and terminal tackle out of the water for those line shy fish. Kite fishing is a popular technique for targeting sailfish, king mackerel, tunas, wahoo, marlin and more.

Here at R&R Tackle, we specialize in making the highest quality kite fishing gear. We offer all the products you will need to get started except the rods and reels. We have created a system which all ties in together to give you the best fishing experience when kite fishing.

Our kite lines are hand tied and specially made for our patent pending release clips, the M2 - 3Set, which are the lightest, and have the best release system, on the market. Made for the tournament angler and your weekend warrior. We do not use swivels on our kite lines, instead we use floss as stoppers. This will make your kite lines lighter and easier to fly your kite since you have less terminal tackle in the air.

Bridling your bait is a key step to successful kite fishing. This technique offers higher hook up ratios due to the fact that your hook is attached to a rigging band and not straight to your bait where flesh may tear and cause you to lose the bait.

R & R Tackle has made a synthetic plastic needle which has a gap in the top of the needle that was especially made to hold our strong rigging bands. This allows you to set the band inside the needle and have it ready to rig a live bait without the band falling off when you’re chasing down the next freejumper!

Being sailfish tournament captains, mates and anglers, we know how much time our 20 leader per yoyo with tournament circle hooks takes to make.  Made to Ray’s specifications, our pre-rigged tournament-ready kite leaders at 14’ 9 inch in length are the new go-to leaders on the sailfish circuit and save everyone a lot of time!

Another product that is becoming a must to make your kite fishing experience and your tournament team more efficient is the use of our live bait tubes and live bait bucket tubes. These two systems designed by Ray with input from the late Roy Merritt, Jr.,  will make the process faster, more tangle free and much more enjoyable. Also, they will keep your baits healthier and swimming strong.

The trick to using the live bait tubes is to rig all three of your baits and have them enveloped inside the tubes getting fully oxygenated water while you set up the boat and put out the kite. Once you are ready to deploy your baits, it’s as easy as letting the kite out and clipping on each bait as the kite goes out.