Hey Buddy, been around a long time never heard the term chicken rig. On our Charter Boat fishing for Tiles, Sea Bass and Triggers we use a 6 1/2 foot Boat Rod capable of handling up to 24 oz sinkers (Tiles 300 feet deep) and Penn Gti 330 Levelwinds with 30 lbs test Braid. I don't know if that helps you. However, I can say that most of the time especially Triggers and Sea Bass are caught much shallower than 300' more like 150' and if you are anchored you can use as little as 8 to 10oz sinkers. Two 5/0 Octopus Circle hooks on dropper loops about 18 inches apart on 80 lbs test leader material. NO JEWELRY. Maybe a small snap swivel to attach Bottom rig to main line. Now reel retrieve ratio can make things a bit easier. Our reels are only 3 to 1. You might want to explore some fancy stuff with 5 or 6 to one. Unfortunately they do not hold up in heavy use.