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Aparte rigs voor liefhebbers

Sommigen kopen hun rigs kant en klaar bij hun hengelsportleverancier en vinden dat prima. Maar wat is eigenlijk leuker dan je eigen rigs maken?
Degenen die dat al onder de knie hebben, willen misschien ook wel eens een andere rig maken dan de conventionele rigs en daar is deze pagina voor bedoeld.
Bij alle vermelde rigs zijn de namen van de ontwerpers vermeld en komen dus niet van mijn hand. Deze rigs kunt u vinden in :
by Graham Marsden
Ik hoop dat u een beetje de Engelse taal machtig bent.

The Withy Pool Rig (Invented by Steve Renyard)

The Withy Pool Rig

The Withy Pool Rig, utilising a free-running rig ring on the hook with hair attached, a float stop to prevent it sliding too far round the hook bend, curved shrink tube and a strategically placed split shot to counterbalance the pop-up bait
In my opinion the Withy Pool Rig is by far the best pop-up rig around for presentation and hooking. Unlike other rigs this will hook the carp no matter what angle it comes from. I have used this rig with great success when all other pop-up rigs have failed, it is great over a bed of baits or as a single casting to a showing fish. Give it a go and get that extra carp on the bank. Try the Withy Pool Rig next time you go!

Dave Rotherys Clean Bottom Pop-up Rig

Clean Bottom Pop-up Rig

This is a pop up rig I like to use over a clean bottom. It uses Kryston Multistrand as the hooklength material - something that I do not think can be beaten for natural presentations due to its suppleness. The curved, extended shank helps to improve the turn of the hook. Tie on hook, leaving a really long tag. I prefer straight eyed, straight point hooks for this rig.
Put the tag end through a rig ring, go back through the eye of the hook - it helps to keep the hair in the right position. Thread the desired length of shrink tube over the hooklength, and pass the tag end through as well.
Steam to the desired shape. Pull the tag end to give the length of hair you want, and place the shot ON THE TAG END ONLY (so as not to weaken the hooklength) tight to the shrink tube. Singe the remaining tag back up to the shot - it will keep the shot in position.
Put some shrink tube on the hooklength, tie on the swivel, put the shrink tube over the swivel and shrink. This will help to prevent tangles. Tie on bait, cast out, and all being well, catch a few fish!

The Daddy Longlegs Rig by Dave Drought

The Daddy Longlegs Rig

I invented this back in the 80s and it has accounted for numerous fish on hard waters.
Try this one the next time the little birds are just picking the bait up and ejecting without moving. It is the best anti-eject rig I have ever use on the odd occasions when I have had to use one.
Using 15/20lb mono, whip a loop onto the hook as shown in photo, then cut to length. This depends on size of fish, but the legs should be about 1/2 to 3/4ins. The legs fold flat as the carp sucks the bait in. Then spring out making it almost impossible to eject the bait. Do not forget, if this rig pops up in one of the carp mags with someone elses name on it, it is not theirs, it is mine, Dave Drought 1986.

The Short and Stiff Rig by Big Rik

The Short and Stiff Rig

With winter almost upon us then high attract visual pop-ups tend to come into their own. One rig which I utilise for this is the short stiff rig, as advocated by Frank Warwick.
This rig very, very rarely tangles, thus enabling long casts to be made without worrying about presentation.
I use very strong material for the hooklength, as because of its short length, less able materials would just disintegrate.
I firstly tie on a rig ring and then attach the hook (an ESP Stiff Rigger) using the knotless knot, I then form a loop at the swivel end to aid any free movement.
This is then fished either straight off the lead, pendant style, or as a helicopter rig.

The Stiff D Rig by Graham Marsden

The Stiff D Rig

Best for presenting bottom baits when carp fishing the rig comprises a 4 to 6 length of stiff mono, such as 20 to 25lb fluorocarbon with a D rigged presentation at one end and a swivel, often a ring-swivel, at the other.
The Stiff Rigs principle is that the stiff material is unable to fold like ordinary soft mono or braid making it difficult for a carp to eject the bait without the hook finding a hold.

The 1 Boilie Rig by Graham Marsden

The 1 Boilie Rig

This is an example of what you can do with a standard presentation when the carp are getting cagey. By offering 1 boilies you are doing two things; offering them a bait that will be different than the more usual single or double boilie, and also presenting the fish with a boilie whose soft centre is exposed and therefore allows more flavour to leak off.
The boilies can be fished as bottom baits or pop-ups, or as a snowman rig, ie, with the whole boilie being a pop-up to lift the bait off bottom or to make it critically balanced.
There are no rules to say that the whole boilie and the half boilie have to be the same colour and flavour. By presenting a combination of colour and flavour it may give you that extra edge you need to tempt a take.

Cakeys Spring Rig By Cakey

Cakeys Spring Rig

About a year ago I went fluff chucking with a mate who cheated by putting luncheon meat on a device that looked a bit like a spring and was attached to the bend of the hook. When I got home that night I started thinking about it; could I use it to mount a boilie, meaning no more boilie stops, no more fiddling in the cold?
I then started looking for the "gizmo" I needed on which to mount the boilie. I had nothing like it but came across a stainless steel spring which I cut in half. Then I tied a knotless-knot to my hook and finished it off with the spring. I tried putting luncheon meat on. It worked a treat, and not only did it work but you can vary the distance between hook and bait by screwing or unscrewing the spring into the bait.
One of my boys said try paste so I got some paste out of the freezer and that worked. And I also found out later it works with cheese and soft boilies.
About three months later I wanted to use sweetcorn so I thought I would try the Spring Rig, as we now call it, and by varying the length of the spring you can fit between 3 and 10 pieces of sweetcorn on the spring, and with 10 pieces positioned right it looks like a round mass of sweetcorn.
I have never tried this but you could get a small spring from a pen and cut it to length and thread maggots up it with maggots sticking out in all directions.
Another thing I have not tried is popping up the rig but maybe cork or foam pushed up the middle of the spring could work.

Pole Floater Rig By Paul Ashton

Pole Floater Rig

On a recent carp fishing trip, many fish were happily taking floaters beneath an overhanging tree. Fishing a surface bait with the line on top of the water was refused every time.
What I needed was the beachcaster rig, but water depth combined with overhanging greenery ruled that out.
My next idea was to attach the line from my carp rod to the end of a pole using a float band.
The bait could then be shipped out under the tree and suspended with no line on the surface. With the pole held in rests to keep the bait just on the surface I sat back, rod in hand, and waited for the action. When the carp took, the tension of the pole helped to prick him, and as he shot off the float band was pulled off the pole tip, leaving me clear to play him.

The Quick-Change Banded Hair Rig
By Graham Marsden

The Quick-Change Banded Hair Rig

The trouble with bait bands, even the quality latex ones, is that they do not last long before they start to split and then break. The way I do mine you do not have to re-tie a complete rig as it allows you to change the band in a few seconds. The rig in the images has been tied with thick black line and a long hair for illustration purposes.
Incidentally, I do not profess to have invented this idea, but I can not remember where I have seen it. Not that it matters, it is probably an idea thought of by many anglers, but not necessarily known by all. Which is why I am passing it on.
Just tie up a conventional hair-rig, complete with the loop that would normally be used for the hair stop, making the length of the hair however long you prefer. Next, squeeze a bait band and push it halfway through the hair loop.
Change it as often as you like; when it wears or just when you want to use a different size of band for a different size bait. It is my favourite method for floater fishing for banding Chum and similar floating biscuits or pellets on a short hair, but can be used for any banding method. You can even make the hair loop a little bigger and use two bands if you want extra grip on the bait.

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