How To – Running Rig
January 28th, 2010
Running rigs are very over looked these days by the majority of carp anglers but if used correctly they can improve your catch rates in the right situation. They are advantageous in that they will give you indication as soon as the bait has moved rather than when the lead moves. Fished with slack lines the running rig setup will give you good indication before the line has even tightened. It also means that if your mainline breaks the lead will be released easily.
Thread your mainline through your desired length of rig tubing.
Now thread your mainline through the ring on one of the Korda Ring Clips.
Then thread on the Korda Run Rig Rubber and push the rig tubing into the narrow end of the rubber.
With the tag end of you mainline tie a Palomar knot. Double over the tag end and pass it though the eye of a size 8 swivel.
Now tie an overhand knot with the doubled over section of your mainline.
Then pass the swivel through the loop created by doubling over the mainline.
Moisten the knot and tighten it down gently before trimming the tag end.
Pull the swivel inside the Run Rig Rubber.
Now push a silicone sleeve over the swivel of your choosen lead and hold it down so the top eye of the swivel is exposed.
Clip the lead onto the ring clip.
Now slide the silicone sleeve back up over the eye of the swivel and over the ring clip.
Notice how the eye of the swivel attached to the lead has been left exposed, this is to allow the setup to lie flat on the lake bed.
To change to lead all you have to do is slide the silicone sleeve back down and swap the leads.
All that is left to do is attach your rig by either using a Korda Kwik Link or tying it directly to the swivel.
Give it a go.