How to: Tie the Resetting Ring Rig
In this instructional article, Ian Gemson shows you how to tie a Ring (or Blowback) Rig.
The Ring Rig or Blowback Rig is a great rig if you find you are getting plenty of bites but not actually hooking any carp. The idea behind the rig is the ring allows the bait free movement so when a carp blows or moves the bait it moves very naturally.
This free movement also allows the hook to move independantly of the bait which means when the carp has the bait in its mouth the hook point will always drop and present itself in the ideal hooking position greatly increasing your chances of a solid hook hold in the bottom lip.
What you will need
Tools: Sharp braid scissors, braid stripper, baiting needle, rig pullers
Longshank hooks and coated braid hooklength
Heat shrink and bait stops
Fine Diameter silicone tube and micro rig rings
Step 1: Cut enough coated braid hook length for you to be able to work comfortably with the braid, about 30-35cm is fine. Then using the braid stripper tool, strip about 12cm of coating off the braid.
Step 2: Double the stripped braid over on itself and form a simple overhand knot, do not pull the knot tight yet. Insert the two rig pullers into the loop and the center of the knot now use the pullers to minimise the waste tag end and form the correct size loop to suit the size of bait to be used.
Step 3: Using a fine baiting needle carefully put the needle throught the middle of the bait.
Step 4: Thread the bait onto the hair and add the hair stop to prevent the bait from coming off the hair.
Step 5: Slip a micro rig ring onto the hooklength over the stripped portion of the coated braid. Now tie a single over hand knot with the ring in the middle of the knot.
Put the baiting needle into the micro rig ring and pull the ring along the braid to set the hair length.
Step 7: Tie a second overhand knot to fully lock the micro rig ring in place.
Step 8: Now pull the ring over the hook point and pull the hooklength through the back of the eye on the hook.
Step 9: With the micro rig ring in the correct position on the shank of the hook opposite the barb measure the silicone tube next to the hook and cut the tube to the correct length.
Step 10 & 11: Slide the cut piece of fine bore silicone tube onto the hooklength and down until it stops against the micro rig ring.
Step 12: Tie your standard Knotlees knot.
Step 13: Add a small peice of tight fitting heatshrink tube to the eye of the hook.
Step 14: With the heat shrink steamed over the kettle and pulled forward whilst cooling you should end up with a rig looking like this.
Step 15: Double over the opposite end of the coated braid and tie and overhand knot to form your loop. Lubricate the knot with saliva when you pull the knot tight.
Step 16: With the rig complete use the puller bars to fully test the rig and knots. Your rig should now look like this.
I hope you enjoyed making this rig, good luck with your fishing.
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