Use a soft skinned hooklink like Ukltra Skin to allow the Boom Section to settle down flush to the lake bed.
Step 1. Start off tying a size 12 Covert Flexi-ring swivel to Ultra Skin boom using a 4 turn Grinner.
Step 2. Tie a figure of 8 loop knot at the other end to allow attachment to a Kwik Lok style swivel.
Step 3. Make sure the knot is bedded down, applying even pressure, pulling steadily on both the tag and the hooklink.
Step 4. Wrap some Critical Mass Putty around the Grinner to counter balance the pop up (make it sink slowly).
Step 5. The finished Boom section. Half way there…
Hinged Stiff Rig hook sections work best with a high memory hooklink material.
Step 1. There’s nothing simpler or stronger for attaching hooks than the good old ‘Knotless Knot’.
Step 2. With the Size 4 Incizor 8-9 wraps is perfect.
Step 3. Now for the ‘D’, slip a large Covert Rig Ring onto the knotless knot tag end…
Step 4. …and then push the end of the tag through the hook eye.
Step 5. Trim off the excess material so you have about a cm of Trip Wire.
Step 6. Use a lighter to melt the end of the tag, the Blob keeps the ‘D’ in position.
Step 7. Attach the hook section to the Size 12 Flexi Ring with a ‘blobbed’ 3 turn Blood Knot.
Step 8. For the neatest knot trim the tag before fully bedding the Blood Knot down.
Step 9. Blob the tag end so there is a couple of mm between the melted copolymer and the knot (be careful not to burn the hooklink).
Step 10. Push the blob in flush to the base of the wraps as shown, then pull it down tight.
Step 11. Mount a hookbait on the rig ring.
The finished rig, showing the ideal gentle curve on the hook section.