Rig Tying Tutorials
There's rigs and there are RIGS... Some stand the test of time and work year after year, others are more transient in nature, with tangible benefits being a figment of a twisted mind, but not offering any genuine advantage in terms of catching carp! This one however is very special, and it's a rig that’s [...]
On the whole, my angling has always been epitomised by a slow Darwinian like progression of understanding – from rigs and baits to a very basic conceptual understanding of what (sometimes) works and why. The fact of the matter is that there have few leaps in that slow development but one that stands [...]
Long hook lengths. For as long as I can remember this has been one of my favourite means of catching carp. Now I'm not talking about zig fishing, I'm talking about actual long hook lengths for bottom bait rigs and pop up presentations. Rigs that are simply much longer than what is considered [...]
Solid PVA bags can be a devastating method to use in carp fishing. They can be used anywhere but they are especially good in weedy lakes as the weight of the bag will flatten any weed it lands on and as the bag melts it leaves a small pile of bait with the hook bait sat enticingly in the middle of it.
BOOM SECTION Boom 1 . For the neatest possible loops Gardner recommends anglers learn how to tie the ‘Non Slip Loop Knot’ (or use a fig. 8 Loop Knot). Boom 2. Start with a simple Overhand Knot, thread on a Covert Mini Rig Swivel and pass the tag back through the [...]
Step 1. The Clone can be tied with all sorts of monofilamants, but our current favourite is our excellent Trick-Link material - made for the job... Step 2. There are two patterns of hooks in the Gardner range suited to use in the Clone rig - the Covert Incizor or the Chod [...]
The combination of a sharp hook and soft supple braided hooklink has accounted for thousands upon thousands of carp captures and will continue to do so where ever it is used.