The Knotless Knot hair carp rig with shrink tube that I described in the previous issue of Carp.com magazine is still the
carp rig I would use on unpressured waters or well stocked lakes.
When you need to adjust your
carp rigs for wary fish there are carp rigs I like to use. I like to keep the hooklink short: 4" - 6", no more, and I use a stiffish material ie: Amnesia, Stiff Mono or coated hooklinks like Kryston Snakebite or Maver End Result Stripper.
Also, I use Carp'R'Us hooks like the Shortshank Nailer and the Longshank Nailer.
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Grinner Knot - the best knot for tying hooklink to swivel, pass hooklink twice through the eye and at least 5 turns, wet with saliva before tightening.
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Longshank Nailer with 3 small baits, tied knotless knot style with lots of turns up to a position opposite point of hook with a sausage stop on hair to keep baits sliding down hair.
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Shortshank Nailer on Stripper with section below hook with coating removed, blobs of putty on hooklink to keep the hooklink down on bottom.
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Blowback Rig, Bottom or Pop-Up rig - Longshank Nailer with hair tied to sliding ring on shank.
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Spinner Rig - Longshank Nailer Pop-Up rig, Ring on shank with glued float stops, hair tied to ring with sausage stop. Rig tied to stripper with coating removed close to hook.
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Big Loop rig - tied on Amnesia with Overhand knot used for loop