Triggalink is a revolutionary hooklink braid. It is woven with PVA which once in water it melts drawing in the braid and becomes an elasticated, self hooking rig. Carp do not know how to deal with Triggalink due to the elasticity which makes it hard for them to use the weight of the lead to throw the hook. The elasticity in the braid doesn’t allow them to make contact with the lead without the hook penetrating and taking hold. Triggalink is proven to enhance hook holds, especially when fishing barbless hooks and in weed.
To tie this rig I used Nash Triggalink, Nash The Missing Link, a Nash Safety Bolt Bead Ring Swivel and a Nash Fang Gaper Hook.
Strip 8 inches of Missing Link and tie a small hair loop in one end.
Now thread your choosen bait onto the hair with a baiting needle and secure it in place with a bait stop.
Pass the other end of the missing link through the back of the eye and set a gap of about 6mm between the top of the hook and the bait.
Whip the missing link up the shank of the hook 5-6 times…..
….Before passing the tag end through the back of the eye again.
Now cut 12 inches of Triggalink off the spool and hold it along side the tag end of the missing link with your hook and bait attached to.
While continuing to hold the two along side each other create a loop with the triggalink.
Take the shorter end of the Triggalink and pass it round the Missing link and through the loop created 4 times.
Now create a loop with the Missing link along side the Triggalink.
Pass the tag end of the Missing link around the Triggalink and through the loop 4 times.
Now moisten both knots and tighten them down gently before butting them up together. Then trim the tag ends and blob them with a lighter.
Pass the tag end of the Triggalink through the ring on the ring swivel.
Create a loop with the tag end alongside the length of Triggalink tied to the Missing link.
Pass the tag end around the Trigga link and through the loop 5 times.
Moisten the knot and tighten gently, then trim the tag end.
The rig is now complete.
The length of the Triggalink when the rig is complete measures approximately 6 1/2 inches.
Once wet the PVA in the Triggalink melts and contracts the braid. Shortening it to approximately 5 1/2 inches.
This is worth baring in mind when tying a rig with Triggalink as it will always end up shorter once wet. This rig is known as a Combi-Link Rig and can be used with either bottom or pop up hookbaits. If you wish to use a pop up, mould some tungsten putty, such as Kryston Heavy Metal Plus , around the knot in the two hooklinks.