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tying popups on to rigs

September 8th, 2010 2 comments

I know that I said that I hated tying pop-ups onto rigs for chod rigs etc but I have had a change of heart. No I am not about to knock spikers but i have seen another way that actually seems to work. In the past I was always shown that the way to attach popups ( when using floss) was to use a complicated knot based on a grinner which worked about 50% of the time and was a nightmare to tie when you were tired or it was dark or it was cold, or in fact any time that was not at home, in the warm with good lighting.

That has now changed. There is finally an easy want to tie on a a popup using floss ! By the way I must confess that I didn’t think up this idea, it was in the latest issue of Carpology magazine the best “howto” magazine for carp fishing on sale at the moment. So how do you do it ?

Take off about 6-8 inches of floss, I am using Fox yellow bait floss as it is easy to see and in my personal opinion I wouldn’t bother matching floss colour to bait anyway ( especially if you are using bring fluro popups ). Make sure that you use either genuine bait floss or unscented dental floss unless you think carp like the taste of mint 🙂 As bait floss is not that expensive anyway I would just go with the standard floss from a reputable tackle manufacturer. Read more…

Multi rig with a Solar Spiker

July 6th, 2010 Comments off

As I described here, and here, I dislike tying popup’s on to rig rigs for d-rigs. It is fiddly and really wastes valuable time. Anyway since I discovered Solar Spikers I have not looked back. In a recent post I showed the Multi rig and for some reason I tied it with a rig ring… well here is a brief update showing a finished rig tied with a solar spiker. Quick easy and effective

Here is the rig with no bait to show how it all goes together


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the Multi Rig

June 5th, 2010 1 comment

As I don’t have any popup rigs on the site ( Apart from the chod) I thought I would chime in with my implementation of the Multi Rig, sometimes ( incorrectly ) also called the Jon Mac rig. The rig is exclusively for popups and create a very aggressive hooking angle, coupled with its ease to tie makes it one of my firm favourites. So before I witter on too long lets see what you need to make it ( Click any picture for higher resolution image) :

As you can see there is no tubing just 2 rings one of which I suggest is smaller than the other. Some people just say to use 2 of the same size but there is a method in my madness and the 2 rigs will make it far far easier.
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