How To Tie A Korda Longshank Blowback Rig
September 15th, 2008
The idea behind the Blowback rig is that a fish can’t eject the hook, as the bait will move back down the shank on the ring leaving the hook free to grab hold without the fish being able to use the weight of the bait to blow the hook out.
The components used for this rig are a Korda Longshank X Hook, a Korda Rig Ring, Clear Korda Shrink Tubing and Korda Hybrid Fluorocarbon Coated Braid.
Cut around 12 inches of Hybrid of the spool, strip about 4 inches of the coating off and tie a small loop in the end. (See picture below)
Now thread the rig ring onto the hooklink a tie it below the hair stop loop with an over hand knot so it will sit at the top of the shank with enough room for your choosen hookbait. (See picture below)
Thread the point of the hook through the rig ring, then thread the hooklink through the back of the eye and hold the rig ring in position at the top of the shank. Now tie the hook to the hooklink with a knotless knot. (See picture below)
Cut a small piece of the shrink tubing and thread it up the hooklink so it sits covering the knotless knot and leaves around 6mm below the eye of the hook, then steam it gently with a slight bend to help the hook turn. (See picture below)
Finish the rig with a figure of eight knot and trim the excess off. (See picture below)
Now steam the rig gently or pin it on a rig board to straighten the coated braid out but be careful not to pin it down too tight of it will straighten the shrink tubing.
The finished rig should look like this.