The Horton Rig

The Horton Rig

The completed Horton Rig underwater

The completed Horton Rig underwater.

Step 1. Strip off 20cm of 35lb Ultra Skin.

Step 1. Strip off 20cm of 35lb Ultra Skin.

Step 2. Double over the hooklink and thread through the hook eye.

Step 2. Double over the hooklink and thread it through the hook eye and then add a Target Rig Swivel.

Step 3. Pass the loop carefully over the point of the hook (Multi Rig style).

Step 3. Pass the loop carefully over the point of the hook (Multi Rig style).

Step 4. The looped section should be about this long, the top of the loop should be level with the barb of the hook.

Step 4. The looped section should be about this long, the top of the loop should be level with the barb of the hook.

Step 5. Using the hooklink section over whip a long knotless knot (approx 21 turns).

Step 5. Using the hooklink section over whip a long knotless knot (approx 21 turns).

Step 6. The final step is putting a Covert Hook Aligner on to control the way the hook flips.

Step 6. The final step is putting a Covert Hook Aligner on to control the way the hook flips.

Step 7. The completed Horton Rig.

Step 7. The completed Horton Rig

August 17th, 2016|Categories: Carp Rig Tying, Rig Tying|6 Comments

6 Comments

  1. Bill evans 23/04/2017 at 8:49 pm - Reply

    Yes thank you.

  2. Bill evans 14/04/2017 at 10:25 am - Reply

    What type of lake bottom would you use this rig

    • Oliver Webb 19/04/2017 at 8:36 am - Reply

      Hi Bill

      Like most rigs the Horton can be used on a variety of lake beds. All you need to do is adjust the lead arrangement (and possibly the length of the hooklink) to suit the lake bed.

      So on rock hard gravel you can fish a shortish hooklink and a drop off inline – and in silt either a lead clip with a longer hooklink or a helicopter with the stop (that keeps the top bead in postion) pushed up a few inches above the lead.

      It’s a great rig that reacts extremely quickly when the hookbait is inhaled and the rig tightens, you just need to be mindful that the presentation isn’t impared by weed or deep silt.

      Hope this helps
      The Gardner Team

      • Paul 22/04/2017 at 6:09 pm - Reply

        Hi
        I’ve been using this rig now for a while haven’t dropped a single fish, always bang in the middle of the bottom lip. Just moved onto a really weedy water. What’s the best way to fish this rig ie length etc. I usually use a reverse combi with a pop-up on weedy waters to great effect but do like using balanced bait, any comments would be appreciated

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