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7 years 8 months ago #3508 by Gavfish
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Have had to shorten my rigs at one lake i fished because i believed the carp were getting away with not being hook too many times. My catch rate improved significantly. Shorten my rigs from about 6-7 inches down to 4. Has anyone else found this or have any views?

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7 years 8 months ago #3517 by argos starter matt
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I use short rigs about 2-3 inches if im fishing a bit of plastic corn over a bed of particles. Reason being the carp will be feeding in a small area and wont need to be moving very far before the next mouthfull.

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7 years 8 months ago #3530 by Gavfish
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Was fishing boilie chopped with pop-up on the hair over a scattering of boilies. Think after seeing underwater carp films and seen the amount of times they get away with it made me think to shorten the hooklength. Less movement from less braid so the carp has less chance of getting away. The shortened hair pulls down into the carps mouth quicker as the lead is picked up easier to hook them.

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7 years 8 months ago #3536 by argos starter matt
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has anyone tried a hook clipped directly to the swivel of the lead without any line?

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7 years 8 months ago #3537 by saddler
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argos starter matt wrote: has anyone tried a hook clipped directly to the swivel of the lead without any line?

i would think the lead would smash the carp eyes if its that short..

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7 years 8 months ago #3553 by attyv
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saddler wrote:

argos starter matt wrote: has anyone tried a hook clipped directly to the swivel of the lead without any line?

i would think the lead would smash the carp eyes if its that short..

i agree with that.

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7 years 8 months ago #3557 by Gavfish
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Would it if fishing with leads that drop off immediatly after the take? <!-- s:?: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_question.gif" alt=":?:" title="Question" /><!-- s:?: -->

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7 years 8 months ago #3560 by saddler
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Gavfish wrote: Would it if fishing with leads that drop off immediatly after the take? <!-- s:?: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_question.gif" alt=":?:" title="Question" /><!-- s:?: -->

maybe not then.. but i would think the fish would feel the lead on the bait pick up

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7 years 8 months ago #3561 by attyv
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surely as the line moves this would inturn twist the swivel aswell causing hook movement?

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7 years 8 months ago #3562 by argos starter matt
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argos starter matt wrote: has anyone tried a hook clipped directly to the swivel of the lead without any line?



well my question has certainly made you think, however I personally havent tried it and I dont know anyone who has.

I think the lead would be closer to the mouth than the eyes and im at a loss to think how you could get the lead to drop off, im going to my thinking shed to have a dabble and see what I can come up with.

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