A versatile boom that makes fishing with longer hook lengths easier. Designed to be fished vertical with the boom top swivel attached to the mainline and the bottom swivel attached to the weight with the sliding bead attached to the rig. This allows the angler to fish with long rigs of 10 to 15 ft long, especially when fishing for turbot plaice and brill. This setup is also ideal for fishing with shads from a boat, effectively mimicking the Whitby rig setup. The boom can also be reversed so that it works horizontal, with the mainline attached to the end swivel and the rig attached to the opposite end with the lead rigged to the middle sliding bead, creating a semi-fixed sliding ledger boom, ideal for fishing with down rigs. A real versatile boom for a multitude of boat fishing situations.