FL02 PDF (212pp) - Page 149



Technical Rig Design
(Top left) These are the rig
components I am using, but feel free
to experiment with your own.
(Middle left) For the sharp end these
are all great for the job.
(Bottom left) Some of the purpose
made hooklinks for silt.
(Top right) Back leads are a definite
plus for fishing in silt.
(Middle right) Atomic Dung leads, the
new and the old; they just get better
with age!
(Bottom right) Four different types
and colours of leadcore, which all
darken down to look similar when
wet.
the hope of discovering those crimson
little worms. We all know what a
major role they play in a carp’s dietary
requirements, and the fact they will
tear up the bottom while searching
out these delicacies, so it stands to
reason that getting your hookbait
amongst this natural feast can be very
advantageous. When carp are feeding
heavily on bloodworm-rich beds of
silty detritus, depending on the clarity
of the water in the first place, you can
often see clouds appearing as well as
the streams of bubbles as the gases
are released from the bottom. The
carp can then be seen topping to
clean out their gills before commencing another sitting at their subaquatic dining table, and you know
they are feeding hard once again. As
with all aspects of baiting strategies,
timing is an important factor when
choosing these types of baited areas
because one particular silt pocket
may well only be frequented on the
odd occasion whereas others might
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