Australian Designed SKY RIGGER Bait Dropper
SKY RIGGER is a simple drone fishing release mechanism that has been designed to minimise the difficulty and increase your catch rate. No matter where you’re fishing – freshwater, estuary, inshore or offshore, a whole new exciting sport has opened up for all anglers.
SKY RIGGER is made up of two distinct parts: the drone mount and release mechanism.
The fully-adjustable drone attachment includes two rotating leg clamps, allowing it to be mounted to the entire DJI Phantom range and many other drone models (see FAQ’s for a full list of compatible drones). A bayonet-style connection has been specifically designed for the release mechanism making set up quick and easy on the go.
The release mechanism pressure is adjusted via the tension dial, with the cam-lock arm designed to open and close the line clamps quickly. Because the line is released by pressure, the mechanism works without batteries, accommodating all types of fishing techniques safely.
SKY RIGGER’s intelligent design features enable the line to release automatically when a fish strikes. This functionality has been meticulously tested to minimise the risk of your drone being pulled into the water.
You can release the line manually with a yank of the rod or the pull of a hand, giving you ultimate control, whichever fishing technique you use. The sleek and safe design has no fishing line catch points, and a unique built-in swing stopper to prevent the fishing line from interfering with the gimbal or camera.
SKY RIGGER’s swivel and pivot system is designed to rotate 360 degrees horizontally, this exclusive feature allows you to maneuver your drone freely in any direction, without the risk of tangles. The release mechanism pivots 180 degrees vertically so your drone can land evenly on its feet.
With SKY RIGGER, targeting offshore species is accessible to everyone. For the first time, people who either don’t own or are unable to board a boat have the ability to try fishing. SKY RIGGER gives you the opportunity to catch offshore game fish, such as tuna, mackerel and marlin from the shore.
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Why use SKY RIGGER?
SKY RIGGER takes fishing to another level, it allows anyone to safely fly a bait or lure out and silently target fish from above. Whether you’re an experienced fisherman or have never fished before, SKY RIGGER gives you the ability to expand your view and experience fishing like they’ve never imagined. SKY RIGGER’s ability to capture, relive and share unseen fishing action is truly revolutionary. It’s fishing made easy and accessible for everyone.
What are the advantages of using SKY RIGGER?
Explore further: Remotely scope out new drone fishing spots and structures that would normally be unreachable.
Keep your drone dry: Using innovative pressure release technology, SKY RIGGER drone fishing rig will release your bait or lure automatically when a fish strikes or manually by applying pressure.
Access offshore: Fish offshore without leaving land. Your range is only limited by the length of line on your reel.
No boat? No worries: With SKY RIGGER, targeting offshore species is accessible to everyone. For the first time, people who either don’t own or are unable board a boat have the opportunity to catch offshore game fish like tuna, mackerel and marlin right from the beach or rocks.
Stealth mode: Compared to a boat engine, a drone is essentially silent. Get closer to big fish and drop your bait or lure with stealthy precision.
Try new techniques: Experiment with dropping or dangling live/dead baits in the water or trolling lures, drone fishing allows your leader to be above the water line making lures look irresistible.
From a boat: Drone fishing from a boat has equally as many benefits as fishing from the beach. It enables you to look for fish aggravations, bird activity, bait and structures from an advantage above. With SKY RIGGER you’re able to cast a bait or lure silently from a distance where you will not spook the fish with your boat engine.
Share your vision: Share new experiences and perspectives with friends and family. SKY RIGGER drone fishing attachment has been designed to maximise your strike rate, allowing you to capture, relive and share unique fishing action like never before.
Simple set up: Get fishing in no time – The Australian Designed SKY RIGGER’s quick and easy set up takes less than one minute.
Built to last: Made from the finest corrosion resistant materials and with no batteries required, SKY RIGGER offers the ultimate drone fishing reliability.
Safe zones: Drone fishing allows you to reach the desired location safely. Lower your risk of danger while fishing from the rocks. Keep a safe distance away from hard to access and risky fishing spots.
Sustainable: The Australian Designed SKY RIGGER’s targeted cast helps reduce the amount of lost fishing line and tackle around our coastal rocks and reefs. This has a positive impact on our environment, which is one of our core values.
What drone models can I attach SKY RIGGER to?
At this stage any DJI Phantom range drones.
Essentially SKY RIGGER can fit a range of drones and we will continue to adapt and test new models to include.
What materials is SKY RIGGER made with?
- Zytel® nylon resin: A high-grade UV treated injection-molded resin that features incredible mechanical strength, the perfect balance of stiffness and toughness, and excellent high temperature performance.
- Elastollan® S85AN: A thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) that has been specifically formulated for injection molding, it features good hydrolytic stability, excellent abrasion resistance, and is resistant to heat, oil, fuel, and solvents.
- C464 naval brass: This marine-grade brass is used in both saltwater and freshwater environments because of its extremely high resistance to corrosion and dezincification.
- 316 stainless steel: SS 316 is a stainless steel that features higher nickel and molybdenum content, giving it better overall corrosion resistance properties when compared to other stainless steels.
How do I set up my SKY RIGGER?
The drone mount accessory comes out of the case and assembled the correct size to fit on your drone. If required, adjust the width of the drone mount by loosening the grub screws, adjusting to suit and re-tightening firmly. Use the fish tool to loosen the leg clamps and then loosely attach one of the leg clamps to the drone. Diagonally rotate to slip the other leg clamp on then use the fish tool provided to tighten the clamps, finger tight only in a straight position!
Ensure your drone mount is attached correctly so the release mechanism swings away from the camera allowing the drone to sit flat on its feet and the arch is facing towards the belly of the drone.
Refer to your product manual for detailed instructions on how to set up your SKY RIGGER. Or watch this video.
How do I release my line?
SKY RIGGER’s intelligent design features enable the line to release automatically when a fish strikes or you can release the line manually by applying pressure with a yank of the rod or the pull of a hand, giving you ultimate control whichever fishing technique you use.
Will SKY RIGGER weigh down or damage my drone?
SKY RIGGER’s intelligent design features enable the line to release automatically when a fish strikes. This functionality has been meticulously tested to minimise the risk of your drone being pulled into the water. Always test the release pressure before launching your drone to ensure it releases with ease. We have never lost or drowned a drone while using SKY RIGGER.
You can also release the line manually with a yank of the rod or the pull of a hand, giving you ultimate control, whichever fishing technique you use.
What fishing line will work with SKY RIGGER?
SKY RIGGER can be used with any fishing line available today. We recommend braid, mono-filament or fluorocarbon.
Does the Australian Designed SKY RIGGER corrode in salt water?
SKY RIGGER is built from marine grade corrosion resistant materials. UV treated Glass Filled Nylon, 316 Stainless Steel and Brass C464. We have completed a CORROSION ANALYSIS on SKY RIGGER and its 100% rust proof.
View our full material list below:
Zytel® nylon resin: A high-grade injection-moulded resin that features incredible mechanical strength, the perfect balance of stiffness and toughness, and excellent high temperature performance.
Elastollan® S85AN: A thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) that has been specifically formulated for injection molding, it features good hydrolytic stability, excellent abrasion resistance, and is resistant to heat, oil, fuel, and solvents.
C464 naval brass: This marine-grade brass is used in both saltwater and freshwater environments because of its extremely high resistance to corrosion and dezincification.
316 stainless steel: SS 316 is a stainless steel that features higher nickel and molybdenum content, giving it better overall corrosion resistance properties when compared to other stainless steels.
Can I catch and claim records using SKY RIGGER?
SKY RIGGER is the only product on the market that is IGFA approved, allowing you to chase world records from above thanks to its unique design features.
The current IGFA international angling rules say that, “Outriggers, downriggers, spreader bars and kites are permitted to be used provided that the actual fishing line is attached to the snap or other release device, either directly or with some other material. The leader or double line may not be connected to the release mechanism either directly or with the use of a connecting device.” the same intent of the rule applies for drone fishing.
This means that as long as the mainline is “attached to a release clip that allows it to separate away from the apparatus once the fish strikes,” then the catch is IGFA legal!
Will the SKY RIGGER fit in my drone case?
Yes. SKY RIGGER comes in a protective EVA, padded foam case. 19.5cm in length and 8.5cm in width. The case is 3.7cm in depth. Small enough to pack in your drone case backpack or tackle box.
What are SKY RIGGER’s dimensions?
Detached, SKY RIGGER’s is 17 cm in length and 4 cm in width. Assembled SKY RIGGER is 8 cm in width. The length doesn’t change once assembled.
Is the SKY RIGGER waterproof?
YES. However, care for your SKY RIGGER just as you would your prized fishing tackle and other drone accessories. Wash your SKY RIGGER after each use with warm fresh and soapy water, and then either leave it on your drone, or you can remove it and return it to it’s case.
SKY RIGGER is a revolution in fishing; it’s a whole new way to experience the sport and capture, relive and share unseen perspectives of fishing action like never before.