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How to tie a mono twisted boom to prevent tangles

There's no doubt that booms improve bait presentation and help eliminate tangles. Here Paul Kerry shows how to make a mono twisted boom that can be fished as either a flapper or clipped down rig... HERE’S ANOTHER VARIATION of the blood loop used as a fixed position hook snood connection point. What you end up with is a very flexible, ...

  • Rigs
  • Beach rigs
  • 10 January 2011

How to tie the two-hook flapper

The two-hook flapper follows the traditional monofilament paternoster design, which can be constructed with one, two or even three hooks. For big fish or rough ground, one hook is the logical choice while for small fish taken over clear ground three hooks offer better odds of successful fishing. Two hooks are a popular compromise and very often the choice of ...

  • Rigs
  • Beach rigs
  • 30 July 2010

How to tie the stubby pier paternoster rig

A shorter rig casts further and is easier to cast in a restricted space or from a standing start - ideal for the pier. If you fish from a high venue, like a pier or cliff, the angle your line enters the water is much steeper than if you are fi shing from a fl at beach. This means that ...

  • Rigs
  • Beach rigs
  • 09 July 2010

How to tie the Pennell pulley rig

Do you fish into rough ground and get fed up losing your tackle? Then you need to gear up with a Pennell pulley rig, a firm favourite among specimen hunters who risk all over demanding ground… THE PULLEY RIG, sometimes called an up and over, is the ultimate rock rig for big fish taken at long range. There are a ...

  • Rigs
  • 09 April 2010

Tying the jelly boat rig

Today's wreck angler fishes light and deadly with long snoods worked off stiff plastic booms and shads replacing the artificial sandeel. Our boat expert, Dave Lewis explains how to tie up TRADITIONALLY ANGLERS DRIFTING wrecks and reefs using artificial sandeel lures would use a fl ying-collar rig, which incorporates a stiff wire boom to attach the long trace. These days ...

  • Rigs
  • 23 March 2010

How to tie the swivel wishbone rig

Spreading their bets is something lots of anglers want to do as they seek the best of both worlds and try to tempt both big and small fish at the same time. The wishbone is the ideal rig for doubledealing; it's a rig for all seasons and one of the most practical clipped rigs to use for big or small ...

  • Rigs
  • Beach rigs
  • 09 December 2009

How to tie a conger rig

It is important to remember that conger eels have strong jaws and sharp teeth, so they will make short work of a normal hooklength. That means you need a strong hooklength and Malcolm suggests 150lb mono. The actual rig is a simple running leger with the 150lb hooklength carrying a size 8/0 or 10/0 O’Shaughnessy pattern hook. The lead weight ...

  • Rigs
  • Beach rigs
  • 14 October 2009

How to tie the three-hook clipped trace rig

This is probably the most highly-developed trace in the beach angler's armoury. It is certainly very efficient at delivering small baits big distances without splattering the load across the sky. THE CLIPPED VERSION of a three-hook mono paternoster rig offers increased casting distance as well as bait care during its flight out to sea. Hook baits are clipped close to ...

  • Rigs
  • Beach rigs
  • 23 September 2009

How to tie the loop rig

Looking for those extra vital yards with three hook baits? Then try the clever loop rig, which puts bait so far out you'll wonder why you never used it in the first place IF ULTIMATE RANGE with triple baited hooks is essential to you then this clipped two-up, one-down rig, often called the loop rig, is what you need. For ...

  • Rigs
  • 16 September 2009

How to tie the telephone wire paternoster

● 60lb mono for the rig body● 18-25lb mono for snoods● 1 x 60lb swivel● 2 x 40lb swivels● 4 x beads - any size can be used, but most shore anglers prefer micro beads because they tend to catch less weed● 2 x size 4 to size 1/0 hooks● 1 x Gemini Genie lead link● A short length of ...

  • Rigs
  • Beach rigs
  • 28 August 2009

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