Perfect for: Pop-ups or bottom baits
Designed for: Outwitting ‘riggy’ carp, weedy venues, anti-eject properties.
The rig ‘resets’ itself due to the sliding rig ring, hair rarely tangles + the sliding ring allows the bait to move freely along the shank.
Size 6 Wide Gape Hook or Kurvshank
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How to tie the blowback rig
Measure 40cm of hooklink, then strip back about 2 cm of the coating.
Then tie an overhand loop to create the hair rig.
Place your chosen bait onto the hair and secure with a bait stop.
Slip on a rig ring about 2.5 cm from the end of the loop, the tie an overhand loop to ‘lock’ the ring in place.
Slide on your hook, entering the eye the side of the hook point.
Your rig should begin to look something like this:
To tie the hook, we are going to use a knotless knot.
Start by wrapping the line 7 times around the shank of the hook then thread the line back down through the eye.
Now it’s time to slide the 2cm shrink tube down the hook length but first make a small slit in the shrink tube so the line can exit slightly.
You can now slide this over the hook eye so the knot is covered and secure.
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