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Designed to outwit riggy carp, the blowback rig is one of Danny Fairbrass' favourite presentations. Not only will this rig hook the cleverest of carp, it can also be used with both bottom baits and pop-ups. The main advantage is the fact that the hair rarely tangles and if the rig is ejected it can reset itself, due to the sliding rig ring that runs along the hook's shank.
Learn how to tie it now step by step....
The steps are listed out above by scrolling through the images and we have also laid them out for you below.
Step one: Firstly, you will need the following components to tie the perfect Blowback rig:
- Kaptor Wide Gape Hooks - find out more here: http://www.korda.co.uk/fishingtackle/hooks/kaptor-wide-gape
- N Trap Soft - find out more about this here: http://www.korda.co.uk/fishingtackle/line-and-hook-links/n-trap-soft/
- Rig Rings - find out more here: http://www.korda.co.uk/fishingtackle/rig-bitz/rig-rings
- Shrink Tubing - find out more here: http://www.korda.co.uk/fishingtackle/rig-bitz/shrink-tubing
Right, let's make the rig!
Step 2: Strip back six inches of N-Trap Soft coating.
Step 3: Now tie a hair loop using an overhand knot.
Step 4: Mount your hook bait and secure it with a hair stop.
Step 5: Tie a rig ring to the flexible section using an overhand knot, 2cm below the bait.
Step 6: This is how the ring should sit, projecting out at 90 degrees to the link when tight.
Step 7: Thread on your chosen hook. In this instance, we're using a Kaptor Wide Gape.
Step 8: Slide the rig ring over the point of the hook, like this.
Step 9: Now whip the hook in place using a knotless knot. Note where the ring is positioned.
Step 10: Snip off 2cm of shrink tubing.
Step 11: This is key, pierce the tubing with a needle, going through the wall from outside to in.
Step 12: Grab the coated end of the hook link and pull it down through the tubing.
Step 13: Note how the link projects through the wall of the tubing.
Step 14: Push the shrink tubing up and onto the eye of the hook, so it sits like in the picture in the above carousel at 'Step 14'.
Step 15: Shrink the tubing down and as it cools, set this angle into it.
Step 16:That's the awesome blowback rig - a very hard presentation for the carp to eject!