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How to: Specimen carp rigs
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(02-08-2018, 10:09 PM)Extreme Angler Wrote: to follow

HOW TO: Setup a side-clip system using rig tubing by

he lead clip system is possibly one of the most popular lead systems and is used by the vast majority of carp anglers today. They are designed to eject the lead should it become tethered whilst playing the fish so using a side-clip in your rig is critical to fish welfare.

It's easy to put this system together incorrectly so the leads will not eject and the fish will become permanently connected to the snag. In this article I will show you how to correctly assemble a side-clip system to ensure complete fish safety.

Side clips can be put together using rig tubing or by using a leader. In this article I will show you how to use rig tubing

What you need

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- Rig tube 

- Size 8 ring swivels

- Lead clips

- Tail rubbers

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- Safe zone leaders

- Swivel lead

- Sharp scissors

It is vital that you use a single manufacturer's products to build your side-clip system. Different manufactures components are not always compatible with one another.


Step 1

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Cut the required length of rig tubing. At one end, cut the rig tubing at a 45 degree angle. This will help when inserting the rig tubing into the lead clip tail rubber.

Step 2

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Push your main line through the rig tubing until it appears at the far end.

Step 3

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Now thread the tail rubber...

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..and the side clip onto the main line.

Step 4

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Tie the size 8 ring swivel onto the main line with a Palomar knot.

Step 5

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Pull the swivel into the lead clip. The swivel should be a tight fit and you should hear and feel the swivel pass over a ridge in the lead clip housing.

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It is very important that the swivel is a tight fit in the lead clip. If yours is not tight then you can use a small piece of fishing line slipped down along the side if the swivel as it is drawn in to tighten the fit.

Step 6

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Select the swivel lead you require and place a small amount of silicone sleeve over the bottom of the swivel to help minimize tangles. Then place the lead into the lead clip.

Step 7

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Wet the tail rubber prior to pushing it into place.

Step 8

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With the lead in place wet the ridged section of the clip and slide the tail rubber over the ridges. It is very important that you do not force the tail rubber completely over the ridges as this will stop the lead from ejecting. Only push the tail on 3 or 4 ridges at most as shown. Finally, push the rig tubing into the back of the tail rubber. 

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Your rig is now complete! A safe and effective side-clip system.

Simply add a quick link to the ring swivel, attach your hooklength and bait to the quick link and you ready to cast out and start fishing.
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(02-08-2018, 10:09 PM)Tackle Wrote: [Image: IMG_4104.CR2.jpg]1. Korda size 10 or 12 Wide gape hooks or equivalents 

[Image: IMG_4102.CR2.jpg]2. Small Korda Pear swivel lead
3. Korda Size 8 swivel
4. Korda shok bead
5. Korda safe zone anti tangle sleeve

[Image: IMG_4136.JPG]6. Gardner PVA foam nuggets

[Image: IMG_4105.JPG]7. Drennan double strength hook lenght braking strain to suit the lake conditions

[Image: IMG_4107.CR2.jpg]8. Size 4 pole elastice to act as a line marker

Step 1

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Cut enough hook length for the depth or rig you want to make and tie a small loop in the end for the bait. make sure the loop is smaller than the size of the pop up bait you intend to use.

Step 2
[Image: IMG_4113.JPG]Form a normal knotless knot making sure the hair is a short as possible. The bait needs to be postioned as close as possible to the back of the hook.

Step 3
[Image: IMG_4122.CR2.jpg]Using a fine baiting needle, thread your chosen pop up onto the hair. You can see how close the bait is the the shank of the hook.

Step 4
[Image: IMG_4119.JPG]Thread the Korda Safe zone anti tangle sleeve onto the hook length and then using a palomar knot tie the Korda size 8 swivel to the hooklenght.

Step 5
[Image: IMG_4125.CR2.jpg]Slide the Korda swivel pear lead onto your mainline.

Step 6
[Image: IMG_4131.CR2.jpg]Now slide the Korda Shok bead on to the main line as well.

Step 7
[Image: IMG_4132.JPG]Tie the main line to the Korda size 8 swivel and pull the swivel into the bead the lead/ hook length setup should now look like this. Note how the Korda Safe zone anti tangle sleeve holds the hook length away from the lead minimising tangles and protecting the hook length.

Step 8

[Image: IMG_4138.CR2.jpg]Cut a nugget of Gardner PVA foam in half.

[Image: IMG_4139.CR2.jpg]With one halve of the PVA nugget cut it 3/4 of the way through. 

Step 9

[Image: IMG_4142.CR2.jpg]Now place the hook and the pop up into the slot cut in the Gardner PVA nugget. Wet the slot and close the nugget around the hook.
This ensures the rig casts well without tangling and the PVA give extra bouyancy to the pop up for a few moments after the cast.

Step 10

[Image: IMG_4144.JPG]If you are casting to a specific spot, a hole in the weed or you are spodding a soupy cloudy mixture over you zig rigs it is important to ensure you are as accurate as possible. To take the guess work out of this a simple marker placed upon your line when the rig is cast into postion will ensure you are always on the right spot. Using a small amount of size 4 pole elastic tie a 3 turn grinner knot (Marker knot) onto your mainline. 

Step 11

[Image: IMG_4158.CR2.jpg]Light actioned carp rods preferably with a through action (players rod) are the required to cushion the the hook hold plus the very light hook lenght.
Make sure your reel line is not to heavy a breaking strain and is in balance with the breaking strain of the hook lenght, as to high a breaking strain will cause you to loose lots of fish. 

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Roll on the long hot summer days when the carp are feeding in the upper layers of the water, totally ignoring you bottom baits. Get on the Zigs and start catchting those huge summer carp.
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(02-08-2018, 10:09 PM) pid=\4' Wrote:HOW TO: Set up a Side clip running rig
The running lead is possibly the most effective and simple carp lead system you can use. The common problem of bite definition when using side clip lead systems and slack lines are completely done away with when using a running rig which always gives positive indications on the bobbin. This setup is also offers good tangle-proof properties. I have modified a side clip system clip to accept a speed link that gives a neat simple effective running rig with all the casting bennifits of a side clip system.

What you need

[Image: IMG_3941.CR2.jpg]1. Korda lead clip
2. Korda tail rubber.
3. Korda kwik link
4. Korda safe zone leader


Step 1

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Using a pair of strong pliers carefully flatten the Korda Lead clip.

Step 2

[Image: IMG_3943.CR2.jpg]Carefully cut the swivel off the Korda safe zone leader. 

Step 3

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Put the Korda Kwik link onto the Korda safe zone leader.

Step 4

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Use a gated baiting needle to thread the Lead clip and tail rubber onto the Korda safe zone leader.

Step 5

[Image: IMG_3948.CR2.jpg]Use a short lenght of 3mm fine wall silicone tube to cover the swivel on the lead.

Step 6

[Image: IMG_3958.CR2.jpg]Now add you lead to the side clip and slide the tail rubber down about 3 ridges onto the lead clip boody.

[Image: IMG_3959.CR2.jpg]It is a simple task to add you hook lentgh to the Kwik link. Notice how the Kwik link sinks into the lead clip body. This set up does away withthe need of 3mm silicon tube to prevent the hook lenght becoming undone in the Kwik link.

Tight lines!
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