|THE SPRING RIG|
|COARSE FISHING WITH THE ESSEX ANGLER|
About a year ago I went fluff chucking with a mate who cheated by putting luncheon meat on a device that looked a bit like a spring and was attached to the bend of the hook. When I got home that night I started thinking about it; could I use it to mount a boilie, meaning no more boilie stops, no more fiddling in the cold?
I then started looking for the "gizmo" I needed on which to mount the boilie. I had nothing like it but came across a stainless steel spring which I cut in half. Then I tied a knotless-knot to my hook and finished it off with the spring. I tried putting luncheon meat on. It worked a treat, and not only did it work but you can vary the distance between hook and bait by screwing or unscrewing the spring into the bait.
One of my boys said try paste so I got some paste out of the freezer and that worked. And I also found out later it works with cheese and soft boilies.
About three months later I wanted to use sweetcorn so I thought I would try the Spring Rig, as we now call it, and by varying the length of the spring you can fit between 3 and 10 pieces of sweetcorn on the spring, and with 10 pieces positioned right it looks like a round mass of sweetcorn.
I have never tried this but you could get a small spring from a pen and cut it to length and thread maggots up it with maggots sticking out in all directions.
Another thing I’ve not tried is popping up the rig but maybe cork or foam pushed up the middle of the spring could work.
Thanks to "Cakey" for the use of his artical.
THIS ARTICAL WAS ADDED PURELY OUT OF INTEREST AND THAT THE ESSEX ANGLER IN NO WAY ENDORSE'S OR ADVISES THE USE OF THE RIG
Lets see some feedback and thoughts in the forum