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Hey everyone, I have been using the standard multi rig for a while now, this year I have changed both the hook link material and the hook themselves this weekend I have had three hook pulls , so at the moment I'm using the esp tungsten loaded semi stiff hook link with a ridge monkey chod hook with a outurned eye and a bait screw for the bait , now when I use a hook with a inturned eye the hook seems to sit at a more aggressive angle , what are you guys using as a hook pattern ? 

 

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https://www.anglingdirect.co.uk/esp-cryogen-stiff-rigger

I like these mate, very sharp, straight point and quite a large gape...…. Usually a size 6 depending on bait size or weed thickness... Once you go 4's and 5's with these, the wire gauge is a lot thicker and the hook much beefier and heavier..... I know what you mean about the in turned eye being more aggressive, or even a straight eye. But unless I'm using a larger size, the gape always looks a bit closed up without the out turned eye imo…… I like the multi rig for it's simplicity to tie. But a while back started using a variation, like a combi/multi rig..... Using a stiffer section to pass through the eye, which you can play with to create different angles of aggression...….. Carlos uses a similar rig.... Here's his version if it helps..... On a side note, there's been discussions elsewhere about fish not troughing in this heat, could be that your hook pulls are down to them just not feeding hard enough, plucking at food items, maybe feeding that bit harder when a few fish are about, hence your diffierent hook holds.... Just a thought...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPwTq1n4SEQ

Edited by B.C.

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Personally I use multi rigs for most of my fishing and have done for a number of years now, apart from I've now got two rods set up on multi chods.

I use atomic chodda hooks in 4 or 5 with a similar set up to those above (my version https://carpychrons.wordpress.com/2017/11/02/in-depth-rigs-update/ ) 

I did at one point, through the summer months last year get a lot of hook pulls, which suddenly stopped at the end of August for some reason. I didn't change anything as I was still landing fish and I knew that it wasn't solely down to the rig, I had been hooking small tench and bream in the bottom lip on my previous venue so the rig was fine. I put it down to exactly what BC says above, the fish are not feeding hard and just grazing, funnily enough looking back the lost fish were daytime bites and the landed were mainly during the night, likely when they are feeding harder as it's cooled off. 

The one thing to really play with which will affect hook holds though, and is probably overlooked by many, is the amount of weight used (in my case putty), I've found even the slightest difference can make the hook act differently upon takes. The difference between a pop-up heavily weighted and a critically balanced one is vast. I found the heavily weighted got better hook holds, but when it comes to rigs re-setting it is nowhere near as good so you end up with potentially dodgy hook holds due to the rig being a mess on the bottom.

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Nash Chod Twister for my multi ive been using them for a couple of years now and I don’t have a problem with them. Even better with Nash bringing out there new range of hooks I’ve ended up buying 15pkts of the old pattern (they still work for me) for £2.75 a pkt.

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Thanks for the replys , I hadn't thought about the fish not taking in the bait properly. It was just frustrating to keep loosing them , will check out some of the hooks you suggest and tie up some more rigs with the bits I have been using and see how I feel about them ... thanks 👍

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15 minutes ago, cloud9 said:

Thanks for the replys , I hadn't thought about the fish not taking in the bait properly. It was just frustrating to keep loosing them , will check out some of the hooks you suggest and tie up some more rigs with the bits I have been using and see how I feel about them ... thanks 👍

YouTube Julian Cundiff multi rig........ I’ve used this set up for 3 years now and can honestly say I’ve never lost a fish on it. Really good video,mate. 😉

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