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   Old Thread  #22 4 May 2019 at 8.16am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I use a 6-9 inch braided rig tied knotless knot, but with a line aligner.

I found on one weedy water that the basic knotless knot rig with no tubing was able to be ejected, I watched fish get away with it a couple of times, so switched (back) to the line aligner, and never dropped another fish.

Everything goes in the PVA bag, inline lead, hooklink, hook and bait.
Make sure you dry everything off!

The hook and bait go in first in one corner, put in some bait, pellets, chops, and a couple of whole baits, and snake the hooklink in the bag as you top it up with bait. The lead goes in and push it into the bait, make sure everything is tight and tidy.

My lazy method of closing the bag is lick my fingers, then twist the PVA bag shut above the lead around the tubing or mainline.
If you are not happy with that, then use PVA thread or string to tie it shut, or I believe someone did a PVA cable tie.
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   Old Thread  #21 3 May 2019 at 8.26pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
If you put the lead in first how do you prevent the hooklink getting trapped under the lead when it all breaks down. Or worse the hook itself could get trapped under the leader. Do you put the lead down one side or something?
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   Old Thread  #20 1 May 2019 at 9.23pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Glad you had a few pick ups. Keep at it. I use three quarters 15mm bottom bait and one quarter pop up to make a wafter type bait. I cant see myself using anything else at the moment
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   Old Thread  #19 1 May 2019 at 5.07pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Just a knotless knot with a nice supple sinking braid. Split shot half an inch back from the hook that just sinks the pop up. Nice and simple.
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   Old Thread  #18 1 May 2019 at 3.59pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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What rig would you use if using a popup in a solid bag?
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   Old Thread  #17 1 May 2019 at 10.51am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I use just a simple knotless knot rig on very short braid. Add a shot/putty if using a pop up to sit just above the bag contents. KD will work just as well.
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   Old Thread  #16 30 Apr 2019 at 7.49pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Re-engaging with this thread as despite my previous misgivings on solid bags I think I'm going to need them at my new syndicate.

Silly question, what rigs are people putting in the solid bags? Just simple KD rigs with a shot under the popup?
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   Old Thread  #15 30 Mar 2019 at 9.01pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Read your comment and thought its worth ago and 36 hours in to a 48 iv lost 2 on a hard water that hasn't done a carp in 6 months... it was only a 24 but I have that feeling.....
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   Old Thread  #14 29 Mar 2019 at 2.09pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Im thinking if the whole lot gets sucked up in one go having a smaller hook bait is probably a good idea?
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   Old Thread  #13 28 Mar 2019 at 6.35pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Most of the time i use a small pop up corn as i like it to be light so it gets sucked up easy but ive also used them with just a boilie
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   Old Thread  #12 28 Mar 2019 at 1.21pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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In my mind, the whole lot gets sucked up together, the hook bait is simply there to ensure the hook goes with it all. I'm more likely to use half a black popup or bit of black or brown foam, just enough to balance a big hook
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   Old Thread  #11 28 Mar 2019 at 12.54pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
I've been using solid bags recently and really get on with them.

One thing I'm not sure about though is bait size, most I see online use plastic corn or 10mm boilies. Do you think using bigger baits makes them less effective?

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   Old Thread  #10 27 Mar 2019 at 8.27pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Exactly how i do it, love solid bag fishing

Gets very frustrating when its windy or you just get your cast on the spot though!
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   Old Thread  #9 21 Mar 2019 at 7.41am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
I was put onto using 2/3 inch rigs in solid bags by the guys in my local tackle shop after explaining the weed problem on the lake i fish. I can honestly say it has changed my fishing for good. My catch rate on all lakes has shot up. I know when i cast it on the spot its fishing with no issues. Please dont let the slight kink put you off, i doubt any rig sits perfectly straight after casting after all.
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   Old Thread  #8 20 Mar 2019 at 6.45pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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The very short rig 3" to 4" allows it to be slightly coiled up, when a carp sucks the bait in from a short distance away the soft braid extends and the fish is hooked. I've caught dozens of carp on pva bags as have numerous other anglers, don't over think it, it works 👍
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