Step 1. Start off by choosing a skinned hooklink that is totally reliable. We chose…
Step 2. Strip back 15cm of skin, so you have enough unmcoated braid to form a a hair and attach the hook.
Step 3. Form a loop in the end of the stripped braid. This will be used to retain the bait on the ‘hair’ later.
Step 4. Carefully trim off excess braid from overhand loop knot.
Step 5. Thread on a small Covert Rig Ring and fix hair length by creating a simple granny knot.
Step 6. Thread the rig ring onto the hook and position it opposite the barb. Then tie the hook on as shown.
Step 7. Now thread a Covert Tungsten XL-Kicker onto the hooklink.
Step 8. Thread the XL Kicker up the link and push over the eye. Keep the end lined up with the point.
Step 9. The finished hook section should look a lot like this… Perfection!
Step 10. Thread a Hi-Bore Tungsten Link-Sinker onto the hooklink to ensure it lays flush to the lake bed.
Step 11. Finish off the hooklink by tying to your swivel or by forming a Fig.8 loop knot for attachment.
Step 12. Carefully trim excess hooklink from the knot.
Step 13. Thread on an Anti Tangle sleeve. This one is a fast sinking Covert Tungsten Anti Tangle sleeve.
Step 14. The rig is ideal for use with balanced bottom baits. It creates a very aggressive reaction and hook holds.
The Finished Rig.