How To Tie A Chod Rig (Part 2)
September 7th, 2008
Tie your ESP Stiff Rigger MK2 Carp Hook onto a 6-7 inch length of ESP Stiff Rig Bristle Filament using a knotless knot which can be found in a previous blog. Make sure to leave a long enough length of bristle filament above the hook to make the D-Rig loop. (See picture below)
Now slide an ESP Oval Rig Ring onto the short length of bristle filament above the hook. (See picture below)
Then form a loop by passing the tag end through the back of the eye of the hook and trim it down to right length, then blob with a lighter but be careful not to burn the hooklength or your fingers. (See picture below)
Now tie the other end of the bristle filament to an ESP Big Eye Swivel using a 3 turn blood knot, make the rig about 3 inches in length. Then steam it gently over a kettle to create the curved hooklink, the Solar Rig Cone is ideal for this job. (See picture below)
Now remove one of the beads from you helicopter leader setup and slide the swivel down to the other bead before threading the top bead back on. Here is what the finished rig you look like.
Adjust the distance between the lead and the beads on the leader to suit the lake bed you are fishing.