FREE LINE 03 - Page 86

Technical Rig Design
(Right) Big winter common.
(Below) Winter caught mirror.
looped end of the leadcore is merely
passed through the eye. The hooklink
is passed through the leadcore loop,
and then it is pulled back over the
swivel. Because a lot of Rick’s venues
have had prolific weed growth he utilizes a discharge lead approach to
99% of his fishing, and he is a big fan
of the Atomic range of leads with the
flat pear being the preferred choice.
The way it is used has been well documented, and by looking at the
accompanying pictures you will be
able to set it up easily yourself. This
lead setup is very safe, and it immediately alleviates problems with the fish
utilizing the bouncing weight to shed
the hook and give you a direct,
focused pull on the fish.
For the baiting scenario in the winter, Rick has got some of the best bait
in the business at his disposal, and


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