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There are three simple to tie rigs that with alterations to the length and strength of the line they are tied with should cover 90% of the boat fishing around the Bristol Channel. These are the Running Ledger, The Helicopter Rig and the Portland Rig.

Helicopter Rig

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Running Ledger

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Portland Rig

Helicopter Rig

A rig that originated in sea fishing but now most popular with carp fishing.It can be used both up and down tide fishing and gives better bite indication in the faster tides.

Rig bits needed:-

2ft of 80lb mono 1x Gemini Link clips,2x4mm beads,2xCrimps or powergum for stopknot 2x80lb swivels

1.Tie on 1xgenie link clip to one end of the 80lb mono

2.Thread on 1xcrimp 1xbead 1xswivel 1xbead 1xcrimp

3.EitherĀ use the crimps or tie stop knots to trap the beads and swivel about 8"~12" from the genie link.

4.Tie 1xswivel to the other end of the rig body-this will attach to your mainline.

5.Make your hook length and tie 1xgenie link clip to one end-this will clip to the swivel on your main body enabling you to quickly switch hook lengths when needed.The hooklength will vary in length and strength depending what species you are targeting.

6.Use either a plain or grip type weight depending on fishing method

 

Running Ledger

A simple and very effective rig for both up and down tide fishing.

Rig bit's needed:-

1x Genie Swivel'n'Link Clip or zip slider,2 x Genie 4mm Power Beads, Main Line Swivel ,80-150lb hook length

1.Thread on the main line/shockleader
4mm bead, zip slider/gemini swivel n link
4mm power bead

2.Tie on the 80lb main line swivel

3. Attach the hook to the main line swivel,The hooklength will vary in length and strength depending what species you are targeting.

6.Use either a plain or grip type weight depending on fishing method

 

 

Portland rig

 

The following rig is for use when fishing on the drift with live or artificial baits

Rig bit's needed:-

2ft of 40lb mono 1x Gemini Link clips,2x4mm beads 2xcrimps or powergum for stopknots

1x80lb swivel 1x40lb swivel


1.Tie on 1xgenie link clip to one end of the 40lb mono

2.Thread on 1xbead

3.Either crimp the bead above the weight or use a stop knot

4.Thread on 1x40lb swivel

5.Place another crimp or stopknot 12" above the bottom bead

6.Thread on 1xbead

7.Tie on the 80lb swivel to the top end of the line

9.Make your hook length and tie 1xgenie link clip to one end-this will clip to the swivel on your main body enabling you to quickly switch hook lengths when needed
. Hook lengths will vary in length and strength depending on the target species, but should be made from flurocarbon line and kept as light as possible to allow the bait to move as naturally as possible.