Despite the tremendous success I have had with the standard Sunken Pat Rig it does have one problem; when a Pike takes, it has to drag around the float and bomb! This doesn’t normally cause a problem but on heavily fished waters and at the back end of the season on many waters dropped runs
You will all know about the advantages of popping up your bait but this is my chosen method. The curtain ring makes the rig quite free running and as well as being a good stop the cork ball helps keep the ring out of any bottom debris. I prefer to fish my popped up
Made by Fox this inline system will allow the lead to detach itself when snagged. On purchasing this set-up, make sure that the insert can slide through the inner bore of the lead to ease discharge. The slit which runs down the side of the lead can be opened up with a screw driver to
This simple run -rig allows the fish to run freely with the minimal of resistance. The rubber bead protects the mainline knot from the swivel. This set up is prone to tangles during a long distance cast. Added by Julian Grattidge; I’ve found the best use of this rig is when targeting shy feeding fish.