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RIGS
COARSE  FISHING  WITH  THE  ESSEX  ANGLER

BASIC RIGS

Free Running | Helicopter  | Paternoster  | Semi fixed Bolt | Anti Tangle  | D Rig | Zig Rig

THE FREE RUNNING RIG IS A SAFE NON TEATHER RIG.
BECAUSE THE LEGER IS NOT FIXED, THE FISH FEELS NO RESISTANCE WHEN TAKING THE BAIT.

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THE HELICOPTER RIG, SO CALLED BECAUSE OF THE HOOKLENGTH ROTATING LIKE A HELICOPTER.THIS RIG IS A GREAT ANTI TANGLE RIG ESPECIALLY ON WEED & SILTY BOTTOMS

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THE FIXED PATERNOSTER RIG IS A SIMPLE RIG FOR FEEDER FISHING. ITS IDEAL FOR FISHING FOR BREAM

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THE SEMI FIXED BOLT RIG ALLOWS THE FISH TO PULL FREE UNHARMED IN THE EVENT OF A LINE BREAK

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THE SIMPLE ANTI TANGLE SET UP CAN REDUCE THE CHANCES OF TANGLES

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"D" RIG

The 'D' rig so called because a loop of stiff nylon or Amnesia is tied to the back of the hooks shank in a 'D' shape. The 'D' is tied using a variation of the knotless knot.
While tying the 'D' a sliding ring is threaded on any simple stainless rig ring. The boilie is then tied to this ring, therefore making it free to slide up and down the 'D'. The idea is to give the bait a natural kind of movement, so that in the water it behaves in a similar fashion to a free offering.
The rig needs to be made from monofilament so that the ring sticks out instead of collapsing inwards and ruining the effect of the rig.
The boilie is normally tied on to the rig ring using bait floss or ordinary dental floss, although you can tie a hair to the rig ring and mount the bait on that.A good tip for keeping the boilie on,is to make a small groove around the boilie for the floss or hair to sit in.

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1. Tie a Knotless knot ,but dont tie a loop for the boilie stop.

2.Put a "rig ring" on the loose end and thread it back through the eye of the hook

3.Carefully burn the end using a cigarette lighter. This creates a blob that stops the 'D' unravelling itself.


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ZIG RIG

The zig rig is perfect for fishing floating baits on or just below the surface. It is important to guage the depth accurately by plumbing so as to present the bait properly. Once you have found the correct depth set the hooklength to around 2 inches below so the bait sits just below the water.
When cast, the lead anchors on the bottom allowing the hookbait to rise to the depth you have set.
This rig can be a bit tricky to cast due to the long hooklength. If the hooklength is excessively long, one tip you can try is to lightly fold the hooklength and wrap some pva tape around it. When the lead hits the bottom the tape will disolve allowing the hooklength to unfold itself as the bait rises.

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You will need a lead of at least 2oz, a swivel, safety lead clip, anti tangle tubing.
Slide the tubing onto the mainline first, then the safety lead clip then followed by the tying the swivel with a blood knot or grinner knot then tie on your hooklength.

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