The initials NS stand for ‘Nice and Simple’ and the rig is just that, very simple to tie but ultra-effective. It’s constructed using a size 6 Covert Dark Incizor and a length of Stiff Ultra Skin. The rig has all the mechanics of a sliding D presentation and it has a small section of coating left by the eye of the hook which acts as a kicker, aiding the hook to flip and turn.
The only other small, yet important detail is the addition of a couple of small shot half way down the hooklink. These enhance the turning action of the hook as the hooklink tightens as the fish picks up the hookbait. Nigel strips the coating off the hooklink leaving just a small section of stiff material near the hook, so it’s not the sort of rig that’s suited to casting out in the lake and he suggests that it is much better suited to being lowered into the edge when setting a trap in stalking situations. It’s also a good rig for using in a solid PVA bag or being dropped from a bait boat out in open water.