Step 1. You can’t go wrong with a lovely soft hooklink like Trickster Heavy. Soft braids feel natural and allow the hook to turn whichever direction the carp approaches the baitmaterial – made for the job…
Step 2. Start off by tying a small Overhand Loop Knot in the end of the hooklink. This will form the hair and the loop will hold the boilie stop that retains the hookbait in place.
Step 3. Cut off the excess from the loop knot and then cut off the required length. Allow a few inches more for knots and thread the end through the hook eye towards the point as shown (IMPORTANT).
Step 4. The finished knot should look like this, with between 6 and 8 wraps neatly abutted and the hooklink exiting the inside of the hook eye.
Step 5. Holding the hair and hook in position wrap the hooklink around the hook shank as shown. For the strongest results avoid the first wrap from being straight onto the join in the hooks eye.
Step 6. A standard Knotless Knot works best with between 7 and 9 turns. This will vary slightly with different hook patterns, here we’re using a Wide Gape Talon Tip so 8 wraps is perfect.
Step 7. Finish off by threading the hooklink back through the eye towards the hook point. The angle of pull this creates turns the hook towards the fishes bottom lip and keeps pulling the hook in.
Step 8. A well tied Knotless Knot Rig will catch more than a poorly tied ‘complex’ rig.
Step 9. Start experimenting with the hairs position, length and the addition of tubing and kickers.