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Vaux
3
62lb
n/a
4
1h 21m St Malo



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Free Running and Dropper Rigs
May 2012 by Chas Cook

A large proportion of anglers carp fishing in France still prefer to use free running lead set-ups incorporating little or no bolt effect.  This combination of no bolt effect, slack lines and slack bait runners results in many anglers missing many takes, or when the anglers are winding down to the carp and striking to set the hooks, the carp either pull the hooks or cut themselves off. 

The bolt effect in the rig I'm about to describe is achieved by the swivel being pushed firmly home into the Fox in-line sleeve.  This set-up lends itself to fishing to open water marks and is very good on lakes with silty bottoms and also with some weed cover.  When casting this rig to the anglers’ spots the multiple pva foamed hook length feathers the lead through the water bringing it to rest as shown in Photo 9 below.  The rig is also good on waters where there is heavy silt.

Using this rig, I have caught many wary carp on pressured venues.  When the bait enters the carp’s mouth, the weight of the lead pricks the carp and as soon as it tries to dislodge the hook by shaking it’s head or spinning on the spot, the swivel pulls from the lead and the rig immediately becomes a free running set-up.  The carp believes it has dislodged the lead set-up and rapidly leaves the area, resulting in a one-toner take. 

The rig can be used with a pop-up or bottom bait or critically balanced bait set-up;  the mainline is fished slack and bait runners are engaged.  It is the only time I use bait runners.

The Free Running Rig

This rig has been shown in past UK carp magazines and retains the lead.  It is a free running rig incorporating a bolt effect and is for slack lines and baitrunners.

 

Component parts;

 

*  3oz – 5oz distance lead

 

*  Fox inline inner sleeve

 Helicopter Carp Rig

Component parts for both Free Running and Dropper rigs;

 

*  Nuggets of foam

 

*  Lead with key ring attached (but could have a swivel attached)

 

*  Chod rig attached incorporating a pop-up via a D set-up at the hook

Carp Fishing Rigs
 

*  Select a drill bit the same size as the swivel end of the inline inner sleeve (drill bit shown in photo is not to size)

 

*  Drill hole in distance lead as near to centre as possible all the way through

Carp Fishing Leads

*  Insert inline sleeve tapered end first into predrilled hole and pull through

 

*  Superglue it into place (Superglue gel is best)

 

*  Cut off remaining tubing at tapered end

 

 


Advanced Carp Rigs

*  Inline inner sleeve insert Superglued into place

 

*  If the distance lead does not have a swivel attached, attach a small key ring

 

 


Carp Fishing Rig

*  Thread double nuggets of foam (not shown) onto the hook length, here a short chod rig incorporating a pop-up via a D set-up at the hook

 

*  Size 8 swivel attached to lead core leader

 

*  Q ring attached at same point as swivel

 

*  Lead core leader passes through swivel or key ring

 

*  Alternative rigs can be used, ie standard bottom baiting rigs or any version of a pop-up rig

 

 

 

Carp Rigs

*  Pop-up attached via D set-up at the hook

 

*  Swivel pushed firmly into Fox inline insert

 

 


Carping Rigs for France

*  Pop-up attached via D set-up at the hook

 

*  Short chod rig attached

 

*  Swivel pushed firmly into Fox inline insert

 

*  Lead core leader passed through the key ring

 

 

 


French Carp Fishing Rigs
Completed rig ready to cast, bait boat or boat out...

 

*  A pop-up or bottom bait or critically balanced bait can be used

 

*  After the rig is cast the pva nuggets will bring the lead to rest on the bottom in this position

 

*  When a hook is fully foamed this way, the lead is slowed on the descent so touch down is lightly feathered

 

*  Aerodynamically, this is a brilliant rig for casting

 

 

 


Helicopter Carp Rigs

*  A completed rig showing a second option using four pieces of foam

 

*  The effect on the feathering of the lead is greatly increased so that this stops the distance lead and also inline leads from sinking into silt

 

 

 

Carp Rigs for French Carping
On the take the swivel pops out and the set-up is free running  Carp Fishing Rigs

 

Chas’s variation on a theme 

The basic set-up remains the same.  The difference is that the lead is dropped on the take which allows these particular set-ups to be fished in heavy weed, to far banks, to snags and islands and in heavily silted lakes, and using a large variety of different shaped and weight of leads.  When the hook length is fully foamed, it slows the lead on the descent so touch down is feathered and aerodynamically brilliant for casting.


 

Dropper Rig A – this rig drops the lead;

 

*  Component parts are the same as for Free Running Rig above


*  Baited chod rig with double foam threaded

 

*  Push swivel into Fox sleeve

 Helicopter Carp Rig

*  Lead core leader threaded through distance lead as a loop (but any type of leader can be used)

 

*  Foam nugget pushed through loop

 

 

 


Carp Fishing Rigs
 

*  Lead core pulled tight to the nugget

 

*  Rig ready to cast

 

*  Foam dissolves in the water

 

 

Carp Fishing Leads

*  On the take the lead is dropped

 

Advanced Carp Rigs

*  A wide variety of leads can be used for the set-ups, with a selection shown here

 

*  The top three leads are good for firm bottomed lakes, ie sands and gravels

 

*  The bottom distance lead is good in silt


Carp Fishing Rig

Dropper Rig B - a variation of rig Dropper Rig A using inline lead

 

*  Component parts

 

*  3oz – 5oz inline lead

 

*  Large eyed swivel

 

*  Cut tail rubber

 

 

 

Carp Rigs

*  Swivel goes on extended sleeve

 

 


Carping Rigs for France

*  Tail rubber pushed tightly onto lead

 

 

 


French Carp Fishing Rigs
 

*  Q ring is connected at the same point as the swivel

 

*  Alternatively, four pieces of foam can be used as before

 

 

 

 


Helicopter Carp Rigs

*  Q ring attached at same point as lead core

 

*  Swivel ready to be pushed into sleeve

 

*  Foamed hook length attached via the Q ring

 

 

 

Carp Rigs for French Carping

*  Swivel firmly pushed home into lead is what gives the bolt effect

Carp Fishing

*  Lead core leader is pushed through key ring or swivel as a loop

 

*  Nugget of foam goes into the loop

Carp Rigs

*  Lead core pulled tight to the nugget

 

*  Ready to cast, bait boat or boat out

 

*  When in the water all foam dissolves

*  On the take the lead is dropped

 

*  Foam will have dissolved (not shown)

 

*  Because the lead is guaranteed to drop, this rig can be fished in heavy weed and close to snags

 

This inline set-up can be used exactly the same as a conventional inline, but the biggest difference is it can be fished where normal inlines would not be used, that is to say in heavy weed, close to lillies and snags.

Because it does not depend on the tail rubber coming off to drop the lead, as soon as the foam has dissolved, the lead is effectively released.  Anglers can tighten down exactly as they would do normally.

Carping Rigs

Chas Cook & Buddy

 

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