Its getting to that time of year again when maggots are becoming more widely used due to them being such an effective winter bait. Have a go at tying this rig and see how you get on.
The components used in this demonstration were the Korda IQ2 Xtra Soft Fluorocarbon , Korda Wide Gape hook size 8 and Korda Micro Rig Swivel.
After cutting your required length of fluorocarbon tie on a Korda Wide Gape using a knotless knot making sure to whip round the shank twice on the way back down to the eye.
Now thread a micro rig swivel onto the tag end above the hook.
Then pass the tag end through the back of the eye to the front and trim the tag end down to about 3-4mm. This will have created a D shape on the back of the shank for the swivel to move on.
Holding the hooklength out of the way slowly blob the tag end with a lighter to secure it in place. Make sure not to burn the hooklink as this will damage the fluorocarbon and increase the chance of it breaking. Also take care not to burn yourself.
To finish the rig tie a figure of eight knot in the other end setting the desired length of rig you require and trim the tag end.
The finished rig should look like this.
This rig works best with a large bunch of maggots and a couple of imitation pop-up maggots to help counter the weight of the hook. This rig isn’t strictly a maggot rig and can be used with other baits as well.
The knots used in this demonstration can be found in previous blogs by using the search bar on the top right hand side of the page.
Give it a go.