Prepare a hooklength, tie on hook and double overhand loop the other end. Onto the mainline, thread a small ring (from a Drennan rig ring to a curtain ring), then a snap-link swivel and finally a bead, this bead must be a fine bore type (hole just big enough to allow line through). With these
Here is the original rig that I used to use. At the time I was fishing the Valley waters a lot and the "helicopter"rig was the in thing for long range work. I was disturbed by the number of "crack offs" and "cut offs" people were getting. All the other rigs would not allow the
The Helicopter rig was originally used for sea fishing and later adapted for carp fishing because of its anti-tangle properties. The rig was named the helicopter rig after its helicopter blade like motion in flight. The baited hook-link rotates about the main-line axis by the use of the loose fitting hook-link swivel, usually on anti-tangle
The Silt rig is basically a Helicopter rig in it’s make up, the only difference being that the rubber bead is slid up the anti-tangle tubing or lead-core to the depth of the silt that you are fishing in. In doing this the hook-link isn’t pulled into the silt burying the hook-bait. To find out
Sometimes, simple is the best...