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Rigs, Simple or complex ?

June 28th, 2009

A lot of thought goes into modern carp rig, some have little rings in them, some have slidey bits. All are intended to do one thing – catch carp. I have noticed in my years carp fishing ( for I have been doing this for a fair number of years) that rigs on the whole have become far more complex and I am not sure if it helps. I am certain that one of the greatest discoveries after the hair rig was the knotless knot and it is certain that it has put a lot more fish on the bank. However I am not certain if all of the other rig components that we buy really make a difference. ie

baiton rigThe above rig is just a simple SSBP pattern hook on 15lbs flurocarbon with a loop at the other end to attach to a quick link. Simple and effective.

I am sure that the really complex rig patterns that we see so have a use but to anyone considering ” what rig shall I use” you can’t go wrong with the above.

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