The Atomic Tackle Maggot Rig uses the inline lead setup fished helicopter style allowing a large PVA stocking of maggots to be tied to the swivel at the base of the lead. This enables the hook to be secured to the PVA stocking so once cast out the PVA bag will melt leaving your maggot hookbait lying in amongst the other maggots.
For the purpose of the demonstration I used a Gardner Readymade Mag Aligner Rig.
Pull out the large ring swivel from the base of the lead.
Now thread your mainline through the lead. ( If using leadcore or a leader, you will need to splice or loop the swivel on)
Tie your mainline to the swivel, I would suggest a palomar knot. To tie a palomar knot double over your mainline and pass it through the eye of your swivel.
Then tie an overhand knot with the doubled over mainline.
Now pass the swivel through the loop made by the overhand knot.
Then moisten the knot, slowly tighten it down and trim the tag end.
Once the knot is tied pull the swivel into the insert in the base of the lead.
Now you need to either tie your rig to the swivel above the lead. If the rig has a loop in the end pass the loop through the swivel before passing the hookend of the rig through the loop and tightening as I’ve done in this demonstration.
The finished rig should look like this.
The large ring at the base of the lead is for the PVA mesh bag to be tied to, then all you need to do is push the hook through the PVA mesh to secure it for casting.
Give it a go.