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   Old Thread  #29 16 Nov 2023 at 9.19am    Login    Register
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I always take "the mother ship" bag with me, wherever I go - its an old aqua carryall that has just about every bit of end-tackle and bits I've ever bought and not used in an old Fox double f-box and other pouches, rig boards etc etc, and spare leaders I can no longer use on new waters hook links I've bought and ended up not liking them etc - I guess in some ways I'm a bit of a hoarder like that. But it goes with me on every session, and 99% of the time stays in the boot of the car - but there are the odd occasion Ive gone back to the car to get something I actually needed from the mother-ship.

My main bag I take with me is my aqua ruck bag, and in it I have a small bag that holds just the bits I use to make up my rigs 99% of the time. Im quite ruthless in demoting bits from this small bag to the mothership if it's not been used for a couple of months - that way I keep what I carry around to the minimum.

I now need to do the same with bait buckets and popups - whilst I've managed to tune the end-tackle I take I still l carry too many bait buckets and tubs of popups, wafters and glugged hard-hookers, glugs and other liquids and "magic potions" etc
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   Old Thread  #28 15 Nov 2023 at 7.57pm    Login    Register
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Never pre-tie anymore. I can stack as many as I want, but once on the bank all hooks seem to have gone blunt (not sure if that's true), they're either too short or long for the circumstances and all putty is smeared all over my rig box. Freshly tied is the only way to go for me.
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   Old Thread  #27 10 Nov 2023 at 10.06pm    Login    Register
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How did the trip work out?
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   Old Thread  #26 10 Nov 2023 at 8.34pm  1  Login    Register
I really enjoy making my own rigs nothing to complicated I just enjoy the head space it gives me
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   Old Thread  #25 21 Aug 2023 at 4.53pm    Login    Register
I personally would make up a few of the rigs I'm confident in and take a little bag containing a few spools of different materials (coated braid, braid and fluorocarbon) a load of extra hooks, swivels and rig rings. when you look at the small amount of room this will take up its worth having it to give you options and peace of mind that you wont run out..
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   Old Thread  #24 21 Aug 2023 at 9.44am    Login    Register
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100% agree - Don't really do it now a days but i used to just sit watching TV with the Mrs tying rigs and knots just to practice them and get them as tidy as possible.

I occasionally still knock a few out when i cant get fishing due to work etc so that i can keep my head ticking over.

The only rigs i do pre tie is chod/SHR sections. I just make the hook and D section and then leave them about 6" long so i can crimp to size while im fishing
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   Old Thread  #23 20 Aug 2023 at 7.47pm    Login    Register
One thing ive found having tied many rigs up over the last couple of weeks is practice makes perfect. If a knot isn't right, tear it apart and do it again. Rig length and tying knots gets better with practice. Using rig glue brings another series of learning curves. Size 6 Fox Curve Shanks are bloody sharp out of the packet. It's all good fun and better learnt at home than on the bank. I'll end up with 2 or 3 rigs I know will not let me down and when and where to use them.
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   Old Thread  #22 20 Aug 2023 at 2.26pm    Login    Register
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I sit and tie a seasons worth of rigs every spring for the season. Hate tying them on the bank itís a waste of time I could have used looking.
Multi rig for pop ups, softer coated braid, helicopter leaders for fishing over softer bottoms.
Multi rig for bottom baits, stiffer hooklink, leadclip leaders for fishing over hard bottoms
Chods for everything else.
Also tie leaders ready to go for each rig so quiet often just cut the leaders off store them safely and have the same Ďboomí sections so to speak on them untill they get damaged.

I really hate waste, and like everything to be as efficient as possible for my limited time I get in the bank and itís made life easier thatís for sure. So Iíd safely say itís more than possible to do it for a few weeks worth of fishing.
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   Old Thread  #21 20 Aug 2023 at 1.26pm  2  Login    Register
I never tie rigs in advance just canít be bothered and donít feel the need to

Knotless knot and mono hooklink for bottom baits which takes seconds to tie and maybe a hinged stiff rig for pop ups if Iím feeling extravagant

I used to tie all sorts of rigs then realised we always used to catch on simple rigs so went back that way and havenít caught any less fish.

I guess if you enjoy prep thatís fine but not necessarily necessary

Horses for courses though and good job we are all different or the world would be a very boring place!
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   Old Thread  #20 20 Aug 2023 at 9.51am    Login    Register
I use two rigs but what I'm fishing over dictates the hooklength material,

flouro d rig for bottom bait and wafters, that's my go to if the bottom is clean /silty whish alot of waters I fish are.

Ronnie rig for low lying pop ups, I only differ the hooklenth material if the weed/chid dictates....usually if its not too bad I use the Gemini booms, or if need something a bit more supple I'll use esp tungsten semi stiff.

in all cases I want my rig to reset and all the above hoklengths do that

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   Old Thread  #19 20 Aug 2023 at 9.45am  1  Login    Register
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   Old Thread  #18 20 Aug 2023 at 9.42am    Login    Register
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   Old Thread  #17 20 Aug 2023 at 9.40am  1  Login    Register
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I agree

90% of my fishing is done with the same super efficient blow back ring rig and the length of the hair is the main thing that I vary as it can make a big difference to the size of fish you are expecting to catch also of course the hook link length

it works anywhere so no need to change tried every rig you can think of too trust me
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   Old Thread  #16 20 Aug 2023 at 9.30am    Login    Register
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Fixed that for you JossÖ

i use two twigs.


Chod if i need too.
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   Old Thread  #15 20 Aug 2023 at 9.24am  2  Login    Register
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i used to use loads of different things, none of them really worked enough for me to say it was worth chopping and changing all the time, add to that, when chopping and changing rigs and bait all the time, couldnt get a true pattern of what was going on to gain accurate results and info.

So, i chose a bait, a simple effective rig on all 3 rods, sometimes 4 rods in France and sat on my hands and waited to get a true picture.

since then, ive never changed.

In truth, i think there's far too much stuff around these days that will only baffle ones brains and hamper results.

i use two rigs.


Chod if i need too.

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