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Guys I'm thinking of giving the zigs a try keep hearing so much about them but honestly don't really no how to use them. I have tried a few times but failed. I think I know how to make them and have a zig float to make life a bit easier but what size zig would I use with the float I was thinking 3ft but not sure. Also when making them what hooks would you suggest as was thinking mixas. 

And how would you know where to start depth wise or would it depend on the air pressure say if it was high work your way down if its low work ur way up or always start from the bottom?? 

Most importantly can u still spod out over the top this time of year?

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I'm no expert and only seem to get perch. If you search previous threads, you'll find @nigewoodcock is the man & has put loads of info on how it's done to great effect. (well in theory, I've not stuck with it enough) 

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I’m very conflicted about Zigs. I have used them with some success but also suffered quite a few losses and, more significantly a number of foul hooked fish. 

Its the incidence of foul hooking that really concerns me most. I know many will claim that they’ve never foul hooked one but I’ve seen plenty hooked all around the head and pec areas. 

Spring last year on Dinton White Swan saw a flurry of action to the zigs. I was talking to one of the long standing members about the amount of bites being generated, to which he replied, ‘Yeah, some of ‘em were even hooked in the mouth......’ They’re banned between June and December because of the weed. No great loss to me if they were banned full stop!

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