The advantages of this rig is that it provides all the anti eject properties of a normal fluorocarbon rig but the bait has a lot more movement to help with the flipping and hooking process. The soft hair material also allows the weight of the hook to come into play when the fish picks up the bait.
For this demonstration I used Korda IQ Fluorocarbon, a Korda Wide Gape Hook, a Korda Ring Swivel and ESP Hair Braid.
Remove about 4-5 inches of Hair Braid from the spool dispenser and tie a small overhand loop in one end.
Thread the tag end through the back of the eye of the Korda Wide Gape and hold the hair at the required length.
Moving away from the join in the eye whip round the hook shank 5 times and pass the tag end through the back of the eye again.
Now trim the hair braid in front of the eye, then repeat steps 2-3 with the Korda IQ Fluorocarbon but whip up the shank 7 times and twice on the way back down before passing the tag end through the back of the eye and tighten down gently. Then trim the fluorocarbon above the knot leaving just a little fluorocarbon pertruding.
Please note for the purpose of this knot demonstration the Knotless knot with the fluorocarbon was done without the hair braid already on the hook, when tying this rig you will be tying the fluorcarbon over the hair braid Knotless knot.
Using a palomar knot tie the fluorcarbon to the ring on the swivel setting the rig at your desired length making sure to moisten the knot and tighten down gently before trimming the tag end.
Double over the fluorocarbon at the end of the hooklength.
Now tie an over hand knot round the swivel with the doubled over section of fluorocarbon.
Then pass the swivel through the loop created with the fluorocarbon.
Moisten the knot and tighten down gently. Then trim the tag end.
The finished rig should look like this.
All the knots used in this demonstration can be found by using the search bar in the top right hand corner of the blog. The knot used for the hair braid and fluorocarbon at the hook end was a Knotless knot.
If you have been using fluorocarbon rigs but have been getting funny hookholds then this rig could be one solution to the problem.
Give it a go.