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   Old Thread  #31 10 Aug 2020 at 8.56pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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The rig turns quicker with the putty imo.
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   Old Thread  #30 10 Aug 2020 at 8.52pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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No mate , the trick link is ideal for the German rig , no need for putty imo but if it gives you confidence then I suppose it wonít do any harm . I prefer the trick link in the 25lb as itís a bit stiffer . I would imagine stiff flourocarbon would work well with this rig
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   Old Thread  #29 10 Aug 2020 at 6.29pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I think I got done at the weekend on a German rig - I was using size 6 Mugga to Gardner tricklink, putty 1Ē back with a trimmed down wafter - I think IT was a slight lack of flex at the hook-end. Iíve just bought some banktackle semi stiff hooklink to try?
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   Old Thread  #28 10 Aug 2020 at 1.16pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Im another that only uses the muggas in a size 2 and 4 , a lot may use and have total confidence in the size 6 and 8 muggas but with the more inturned eye of the mugga compared to most curve hooks ive never been confident in the size 6 as to me the gape becomes smaller.
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   Old Thread  #27 10 Aug 2020 at 10.51am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Stick with the 4ís. Muggaís arenít a big pattern... I had a 3lber on a 4 the other day! I use the 2ís for bottom bait fishing and even they disappear in a 20lbers gob.
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   Old Thread  #26 10 Aug 2020 at 9.44am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I always use a size 4 if I'm honest regardless. I only really change the hook size if I change the size of the bait for example but for most its a size 4. Usually a wafter or snowman presentation.

I have caught plenty of mid double fish with size 4 hooks no worries at all. I have fallen into the trap numerous times of getting too hung up on rigs etc and everytime i do I just remind myself I know this rig works.


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   Old Thread  #25 10 Aug 2020 at 9.28am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Have to agree with you esp semi stiff tungsten loaded to a size 4 mugga but if you were fishing a typical club water and most of the carp were upper doubles and a few twentyís up to about 24lb would you drop down to a size 6 mugga or would you stick with a size 4.
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   Old Thread  #24 8 Aug 2020 at 9.02pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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the whole point of the rig is for the whole thing to be semi stiff, and not to have any flexi or stripped back sections. Think about it....once that rigs sucked in by a carp.....it is going to be a nightmare for them to blow back out due to the stiffness. Its why the hinge stiff rig works so well.

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   Old Thread  #23 8 Aug 2020 at 8.56pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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esp semi stiff tungsten loaded to a size 4 mugga.

small anti tangle sleave from the leadclip
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   Old Thread  #22 8 Aug 2020 at 8.40pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I use a loop and connect to a QC swivel but rather than anti tangle tubing to secure it I just use a 4mm bead so still get plenty of movement at that end, also fish it Turbo style
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   Old Thread  #21 19 Jul 2020 at 8.37pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Cheers chaps for taking the time to reply....

The hook holds have been spot on,,,, every one dead centre of the bottom lip..... ill keep everything the same until it stops working.....

This is also the first time i have used proper job pop ups... i got a couple of tubs of different flavours with mixed sizes etc in each tub....the 11mm pop ups need some serious putty to balance the rig...god knows how much you need for the 15mm.....ill save them for when Iím fishing HSR rigs....

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   Old Thread  #20 19 Jul 2020 at 11.57am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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If what you are doing is working and you are hooking the takes, then what you are doing is right.

If you start losing fish, then play around to improve things, but only try one change at a time.
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   Old Thread  #19 18 Jul 2020 at 10.35pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I'm a big fan of the German. One lake im fishing has a no curved shank hook rule, so I haven't used them. Thinking I could get a similar effect with a longshank and kicker - anyone used this?
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   Old Thread  #18 15 Jul 2020 at 11.28pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Itís working mate, stick with it and come to your own conclusions
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   Old Thread  #17 15 Jul 2020 at 9.53pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Hi chaps,

Rather than start a new thread, Iíd thought Iíd resurrect this old one....

I have started using the German rig recently and my last 5 fish have all fallen to this rig, so i must be doing something right...but Iíve been doing a bit of googleing and it appears i have been setting the rig incorrectly....(but it seems to be working)

I tie it using semi stiff coated braid and have the hook stop opposite the bard...i have used both Mugga hooks and krank hooks...caught on both 3-2 in favour of the Mugga.....

I have been weighting the Rig so the hook point just hoovers above the bottom..l thought this rig worked best with wafters... but my google searches suggest the hook should lay flat on the lakebed with the bait just wafting above....also it also suggests the rig is suitable for bottom baits and snowman set ups....

Any advice would be appreciated
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