For scratching at close to medium distance
Because the construction of this rig involves overhand knots it is not suitable for power casting.
This rig also works well from a boat for species such as bream.
Rig Components -
1 x Link clip
9 x Micro beads
3 x Two-way beads
Approx 2 metre length 40-80lb BS clear nylon or fluorocarbon main line
3 x 600mm length 5 - 20lb BS flourocarbon snood
3 x 6 to 1 hooks
The Rig Body
1. Tie on the lead link to the trace body and thread on the rest of the components in this order -
If the two-way beads are oval then ensure that the main trace is threaded through the shorter sides (see diagram below);
Micro bead / Two-way bead / Mirco bead
2. Repeat step 1 for the remainder of the two-way beads.
3. Tie a perfection loop at the top of the trace.
4. Using suitable spacings along the length of the trace body tie an overhand knot below the micro beads above and below each of the three two-way beads to secure them in place.
5. Tie a hook onto the end of the snood.
6. Thread the snood through the two-way bead and then place a micro bead behind the larger bead and secure the snood with an overhand knot. If using fine line for the snood you may have to use two or more overhand knots to ensure that the snood does not pull through when under pressure.
7. Repeat steps 5 & 6 for the two other hook snoods.
8. It is possible to obtain clip on two-way beads which allows you to have multiple pre-made spacings with overhand knots and micro beads along the length of the trace body. The prepared snoods with the clip on beads can then be attached at a height where the fish are feeding. This is particularly handy where a long rod allows trace bodies in excess of three metres to be used or the holding points can be on the shock leader for extra height.