Bottom Bait Rig

Bottom Bait Rig

What you

What you’ll need…

Step 1. Start off by tying a small loop in the end of a length of your chosen monofilament hooklink.

Step 1. Start off by tying a small loop in the end of a length of your chosen monofilament hooklink.

Step 2. Thread the hooklink through the eye so that the hair is on the outside of the hook...

Step 2. Thread the hooklink through the eye so that the hair is on the outside of the hook…

Step 3. ...and whip the hooklink six times, being carefull to rotate the material so it sits on the closed side of the eye of the hook.

Step 3. …and whip the hooklink six times, being carefull to rotate the material so it sits on the closed side of the eye of the hook.

Step 4. Pass the end of the hooklink through the eye of the hook so that it come out on the inside of the eye (important!) and tighten down.

Step 4. Pass the end of the hooklink through the eye of the hook so that it come out on the inside of the eye (important!) and tighten down.

Step 5. Adding a short section of silicone tubing or Supa Shrink isnt essential but tidies up the rig and alligns the hooklink and hookpoint.

Step 5. Adding a short section of silicone tubing or Supa Shrink isnt essential but tidies up the rig and alligns the hooklink and hookpoint.

Step 6. Finished rig.

Step 6. Finished rig.

January 22nd, 2014|Categories: Carp Rig Tying, Rig Tying|4 Comments

4 Comments

  1. Jimmy winner 11/10/2016 at 12:43 pm - Reply

    Thanks for the reply Oliver
    I really wanted to know what type of hook arrangement would be best
    For example the kd or something using shrink tube
    Cheers mate

    • Oliver Webb 11/10/2016 at 2:30 pm - Reply

      Hi James,

      Keep it simple… Start with a simple and effective knotless knot and a short hair (so the hookbait touches the bottom of the bend of the hook) and you won’t go far wrong..
      http://gardnertackle.co.uk/2015/08/knotless-knot-and-sharp-hook-rig/

      No point in running before you can walk – and this style of rig is universally effective. As we advised – just lengthen the hooklink to compensate for the depth of silt…

      🙂

      Kind regards,
      The Gardner Team

  2. Jimmy winner 10/10/2016 at 8:23 pm - Reply

    What’s the best bottom Bait rig when fishing in silt
    Thanks

    • Oliver Webb 11/10/2016 at 9:34 am - Reply

      Hi james

      Rig requirement for silty waters depend upon how deep the silt is.

      The easiest solution, on the whole, is to use a simple lead clip with a lead just big enough for the range required. When combined with a longer than normal hooklink (say 12 to 14 inches) – you will achieve better/more consistent presentation.

      Personally I would consider adding on a stringer or small PVA bag as this slows the decent of the lead and also helps achieve good presentation.

      Regards,
      The Gardner Team

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