Step 1. My hooklink… and leader material!
Step 2. Make a boom with Camflex Leadfree by splicing on a Covert size 8 Flexi Ring Swivel. The spliced end should sit by the lead.
Step 3. The finished splice should look like this – nice and neat.
Step 4. Tie on the swivel, that will be used to tie the hook section onto, using a simple 3 turn Blood Knot.
Step 5. Tie a BCR Hook onto some Stiff-Link using a simple Knotless Knot.
Step 6. Mount a Flexi Hook Screw onto a ‘D’ – formed by tucking the tag end back through the eye and melting the hooklink with a lighter.
Step 7. Attach the hook section to the (tied on) swivel using a blobbed 2 turn Blood Knot.
Step 8. Use a lighter to ‘blob’ the tag of the Blood Knot for greater strength.
Step 9. The finished hook section should like this when tied on.
Step 10. Mount your pop up using the Flexi Bait Screw. The pop up needs to be bouyant enough to hold the hook section up for good mechanics.
Step 11. Most good pop-ups will require Tungsten Putty to balance them. Mould it on the (dry) hooklink as shown, so the hookbait sinks slowly.
The Finished Rig.