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All Things Riggy
(Left) The Yateley North Lake.
(Below) Testing the rig for the North
led to this Match Lake mid-20.
position the loop so as the broken
section was opposite the point, and
then tie with a knotless knot going up
enough turns so as the whipping was
up to the broken coated piece, fractionally below the knot of the loop.
With the stiffer coated hooklink coming out from the slightly in-turned
eye, the angle was ideal to form a bent
hook effect, but without the aid of any
tubing, which would make the rig
more obvious. So allowing 10mm of
coated hooklink to protrude from the
eye, I then stripped a further 10mm to
leave the flexible braid underneath.
This would enable the hook to flip
over and always be grabbing out at
the bottom lip. I only chose to take off
a small section of coating, as I wanted
a stiff section of 4in immediately
behind. The reasoning behind this
being that with a semi-buoyant wafting bait, once sucked in by a big fish,
could not so easily be spat out. With
the stiffer section the rig would
always kick around and not double
back on itself like a straight braided
rig could. This way the rig would
always send the hook and bait to the
side of the mouth, much like a nylon
rig would act, and with the proof
being in the pudding, the majority of
the carp I caught using this rig were
nailed in the corner of the mouth, so I
think they found it hard to spit out.
As I mentioned earlier I wanted
some flexibility element to the rig if
dropping it onto siltier spots, and I
was using it in conjunction with a
semi-fixed inline lead, so I wanted all
the weight of the lead to come into
play once the hooklink was extended
to aid efficient hooking, and also I was


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