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An out and out pop-up rig, the D rig has been out for donkey's and is still widely used today by old-school anglers. The D sits stiff on a length of fluorocarbon meaning that it's virtually invisible and tricky to eject. Give it a try!
Learn how to tie the D Rig 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 1: Firstly, you will need the following components to tie the perfect D rig. A hook with an out-turned eye and fluorocarbon are essential for tying the D rig.
- IQ Fluorocarbon - find out more here: http://www.korda.co.uk/fishingtackle/line-and-hook-links/iq-fluorocarbon
- Choddy - find out more about this here: http://www.korda.co.uk/fishingtackle/hooks/choddy
- Rig Rings - find out more here: http://www.korda.co.uk/fishingtackle/rig-bitz/rig-rings
Right, let's make the rig!
Step 2: Remove some of the IQ Original Fluorocarbon. Around 12 inches is suffice.
Step 3: Push the tag end through the eye of a Choddy hook.
Step 4: Begin to whip the Choddy hook on using a knotless knot.
Step 5: Once you have whipped down five times, take it back through the front of the eye.
Step 6: Thread a Micro Rig Ring onto the tag end that would normally be a hair.
Step 7: Then, place the tag back through the eye of the hook.
Step 8: Carefully burn the tag end with a naked flame. This creates a blob.
Step 9: The blob prevents the tag end from pulling back through the eye.
Step 10: Attach a ring swivel by forming a figure-of-eight loop in the opposing end.
Step 11: Moisten the knot and then slowly pull it tight.
Step 12: Trim the tag end with a sharp pair of Korda Razorblades.
Step 13: Anchor your pop-up down with the correct split shot. This is a No1 shot.
Step 14: Pineapple pop-ups are a fantastic bait for outwitting opportunist carp.