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How to: Tie the Resetting Ring Rig

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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

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Tools: Sharp braid scissors, braid stripper, baiting needle, rig pullers

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Longshank hooks and coated braid hooklength

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Heat shrink and bait stops

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Fine Diameter silicone tube and micro rig rings

Method

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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.
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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.

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Step 3: Using a fine baiting needle carefully put the needle throught the middle of the bait.

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Step 4: Thread the bait onto the hair and add the hair stop to prevent the bait from coming off the hair.

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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.

Step 6
Put the baiting needle into the micro rig ring and pull the ring along the braid to set the hair length.

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Step 7: Tie a second overhand knot to fully lock the micro rig ring in place.

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Step 8: Now pull the ring over the hook point and pull the hooklength through the back of the eye on the hook.

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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.

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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.

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Step 12: Tie your standard Knotlees knot.

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Step 13: Add a small peice of tight fitting heatshrink tube to the eye of the hook.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Tight lines!







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Comments (47 posted):

Stealph Viper on 19/10/2009 06:25:43
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Excellent and easy to follow guide, very well presented.
Cakey on 19/10/2009 06:48:25
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am I being fik ...................I dont understand the silicon which to me will stop the ring moving down the hook to the eye leaving the hook to "hook"
Frothey on 19/10/2009 07:25:55
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Stealph Viper on 19/10/2009 07:40:03
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I'm afraid i must also agree, it looks a lot of over complication for what would work just as well without the length of Heat Shrink Tubing on the shank of the hook. Never the less, as i said previously, still a well written and easy to follow guide. I might go back and tippex out the piece of Shrink Tube on the shank :D
Mr Cholmondeley-Corker (PaSC) on 19/10/2009 08:07:16
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am I being fik ...................I dont understand the silicon which to me will stop the ring moving down the hook to the eye leaving the hook to "hook" That was my first thought. I thought the idea was for the ring to position the hair to come of near the bend but to allow free movent along the shank to reduce likelyhood of ejection. Sure the way it is shown has the same effect of putting a long piece of shring tube all the way along the shank to position and fisx the hair???
Warren Gaunt on 19/10/2009 08:24:20
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I use this for a blow back style......
Cakey on 19/10/2009 08:26:56
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I wouldnt use that ....................
Warren Gaunt on 19/10/2009 08:29:23
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Baffled about that piece of silicon, whats it doing? I'm sure i'm missing the point (no pun). I'll have to re read it. ---------- Post added at 09:29 ---------- Previous post was at 09:27 ---------- ok nob chops........
Cakey on 19/10/2009 08:35:06
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thats superb.........................love you lots ---------- Post added at 09:31 ---------- Previous post was at 09:30 ---------- the first one looks like the ring could go around the bend and fall of ! ---------- Post added at 09:35 ---------- Previous post was at 09:31 ---------- you wont believe the row me and Wol having on messenger ha ha ha
Warren Gaunt on 19/10/2009 08:37:02
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lol, **** off
Frothey on 19/10/2009 08:44:13
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I wouldnt use that .................... I would.....
Cakey on 19/10/2009 08:45:54
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I wouldnt .....its Wols
Graham Whatmore on 19/10/2009 08:54:11
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Why is using a ring better than a longer hair, I thought the object was the same but the longer hair rig allowed the hook to drop when the bait was blown out? This is genuine question, me not being a carp angler an'all.
noknot on 19/10/2009 08:58:23
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I too can't see the point of the rig, as it is basically a fixed hair? So the ring can't move down the shank allowing the hook point to drop down. A "D" rig will allow this movement and so will a ring mounted hair between two spaced stops! And yes Warren, I can see your rig working too;)
Stealph Viper on 19/10/2009 08:58:28
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If i was going to fish it with a long hair, i would remove the rig ring, and the long length of shrink tubing on the shank of the hook, and replace them both with a small piece of tubing set at the bottom of the hook shank near were the bend of the hook starts. Sorry i don't have a picture of it.
Cakey on 19/10/2009 09:01:52
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I personally dont think its better ---------- Post added at 10:01 ---------- Previous post was at 09:58 ---------- the only reason I would not use wols first rig is the ring looks like it could travel around the bend and sit on the barb so if the bit between the knot and the ring was 1mm shorter I would be happy
Frothey on 19/10/2009 09:13:40
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If i was going to fish it with a long hair, i would remove the rig ring, and the long length of shrink tubing on the shank of the hook, and replace them both with a small piece of tubing set at the bottom of the hook shank near were the bend of the hook starts. Sorry i don't have a picture of it. but then it wouldn't blow back - ian's has got soft silicon in between ring and eye so it should fold up. it's there to ensure the ring is in the right position when the bait is sucked in.
Stealph Viper on 19/10/2009 09:21:04
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That's exactly what would happen with the rig i suggested. The long hair would fold back against the piece of silicon and the hook would stay were it was until the weight of the bait being blown back moved the hook. Shrink tube which is shrunk to grip the shank of the hook isn't as soft as you're suggesting, it would not fold up that easily.
Cakey on 19/10/2009 09:28:09
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mmmmmmmmmmmmmm its all food for thought ---------- Post added at 10:28 ---------- Previous post was at 10:27 ---------- I will tie one up later and give it a go
Frothey on 19/10/2009 09:30:17
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i wasn't suggesting using shrink tube? i was commenting on Ians rig that uses soft silicon. Also, it isn't trapping the hair against the hook if you look carefully at it. When using the blowback as you suggest, what happens if the first fish that comes along blows it back without you pricking the fish? the rig isn't then efficient for the next fish - using a ring means it always "re-sets" itself.
Stealph Viper on 19/10/2009 09:33:36
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i wasn't suggesting using shrink tube? i was commenting on Ians rig that uses soft silicon. Also, it isn't trapping the hair against the hook if you look carefully at it. Ah, i see, my apologies :D
noknot on 19/10/2009 09:34:31
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ian's has got soft silicon in between ring and eye so it should fold up. it's there to ensure the ring is in the right position when the bait is sucked in. I still can't see how the silicone tube can "fold" back, it still has braid running through it! Sorry but I see it as just another article..........
Cakey on 19/10/2009 09:36:04
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no fighting ,a rig is not for life a rig is for just one fish !
Mr Cholmondeley-Corker (PaSC) on 19/10/2009 09:39:41
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People do get very touchy and that don't they. I would replace the piece of silicone tube with a small pink plastic beed from my daughter's ever expanding pink plastic beed collection. It would jazz up the rig a little bit without going over the top AND make it more appealing to female anglers.
Frothey on 19/10/2009 09:42:06
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I still can't see how the silicone tube can "fold" back, it still has braid running through it! Sorry but I see it as just another article.......... it should fold, as will the braid - but I do agree that its a bit un-necessary....
Cakey on 19/10/2009 09:42:13
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Ive seen carp sucking and blowing ...................................lots of power
Graham Whatmore on 19/10/2009 09:44:10
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Dave, are you saying that the ring rig is mechanically better (more efficient) than the normal hair rig then? You carp boys use so many different rig setups and though I can see the advantge of some, there are others that confound me. I am still interested though and I do adapt some for my own use, still learning even at my age.
Cakey on 19/10/2009 09:48:26
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Frothey I see everyones point that its going to be harder to fold with silicon than without
Jeff Woodhouse on 19/10/2009 09:56:22
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If you ignore steps 9, 10, and 11, THAT's how I see the blow back rig. Like Wol's second one. I only ever use these now for pop-ups and 50/50 snowmen, mind, as the boily will lift the ring to it's full stretch automatically. I'm not always sure that this has happened with a bottom boily - UNLESS, you have a PVA bag of goodies over the hook and bait and the hook and ring were set before sealing and casting. But then, I'm no carping expert. :cool:
Frothey on 19/10/2009 09:58:21
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i think some people thought it was shrink tube..... I agree though, better without it. I prefer blowbacks to "normal" rigs Graham, but it depends on the lake bottom - being covered in silk weed (for example) aint going to help it...... wols rig is the kiddie, whatever cakey says. ---------- Post added at 10:58 ---------- Previous post was at 10:57 ---------- I only ever use these now for pop-ups and 50/50 snowmen, mind, as the boily will lift the ring to it's full stretch automatically. I'm not always sure that this has happened with a bottom boily it'll happen as the fish sucks the bait in.
Cakey on 19/10/2009 09:59:08
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I agree ....Wol is the kiddie:wh
Paul H on 19/10/2009 10:01:56
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I get the principle of it all but it would have to be very soft tubing to fold back under the pressure of the boilie being blown out - wouldn't it? Like Graham, I'm not up on carp rigs but always willing to learn.
Jeff Woodhouse on 19/10/2009 10:16:29
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Quote: Originally Posted by Wolfman Woody View Post I only ever use these now for pop-ups and 50/50 snowmen, mind, as the boily will lift the ring to it's full stretch automatically. I'm not always sure that this has happened with a bottom boily it'll happen as the fish sucks the bait in. This is true Frothey. it would have to be very soft tubing to fold back Even the softest at such a short length couldn't fold back. Try it with some, I just have.
Frothey on 19/10/2009 10:24:36
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is it special "carp" silicon?
Mr Cholmondeley-Corker (PaSC) on 19/10/2009 10:26:33
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It's ultra mega special super soft collapsilicone.
Frothey on 19/10/2009 10:47:50
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wrong stuff, you want ultra mega special super soft carpsilicone. thing is, we're all analysing it on the desktop, Ian's used it and had better results.....
noknot on 19/10/2009 11:41:27
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wrong stuff, you want ultra mega special super soft carpsilicone. Indeed you do, A bargain at 9.99 a metre:p
Cakey on 19/10/2009 11:46:07
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Frothey ...I see nothing wrong in pointing out Ians mistakes and uping his catch rate to two fish per year :D:D:D
njb51 on 19/10/2009 12:09:46
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A blow back rig that wont blow back? I can't see the point.
Frothey on 19/10/2009 12:12:41
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it's on the end of the hook, after the barb.
Cakey on 19/10/2009 12:15:54
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that was below the belt !
njb51 on 19/10/2009 12:21:33
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fnar fnar.............
Sean Meeghan on 19/10/2009 12:23:43
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Huh! If he'd have used the correct silicone tube it would always have been presented above the belt! :wh
Paul H on 19/10/2009 12:45:19
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I'm not criticising, just interested in how things work - always have been.
CAT on 19/10/2009 17:13:43
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like all the proper anglers on here i don't get the use of the tubing it just don't make sense on a blow back rig but what surprised me most was the single overhand Knot for the end loop, if you don't want to lose fish you should use the safest knot out there which is the The Figure Of Eight or Double Overhand Loop Knot because as we all know braid will slip when put under pressure. http://www.carpcatchers.biz/carpcatchersblog/?p=553
Ian Gemson on 02/12/2009 18:35:45
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The rig has be posted with the wrong title it shouls read "How to tie a resetting ring rig" The silicone re sets the rig into the correct position should the rig be picked up and ejected so it is perfectly set for the next fish. Most rigs do not reset if they have been picked up but as soon as you reel them in they reset. The only other rig that does not reset it self as a feature is the standard Knotless knot with a small peice of silicone to hold the hair on the bend of the hook. With this rig if you get a pick up the silicone is pushed from the bend of the hook all the way to the back of the knotless knot, thus indicating a pick up and ejection of the rig. As with all of these things there is only so much that can be conveyed in still pictures and despite it looking cumbersome for me it has been devistating. Thanks for lal your kind comments
geoffmaynard on 02/12/2009 19:15:32
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I just retitled it Ian.


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