CHOD LEADER: STEP 1

These are the bits that you'll need to make up a safe helicopter rig.

CHOD LEADER: STEP 2

Strip a three-inch section of lead wire from within the sheath.

CHOD LEADER: STEP 3

Now slide a Chod Sleeve onto a splicing needle, fat end first.

CHOD LEADER: STEP 4

Moisten, then slide the Chod Sleeve onto the leader. Push it a couple of feet down.

CHOD LEADER: STEP 5

Push the splicing needle into the hollow sheath just above the end of the lead wire, push it though for 1.5in then out the side.

CHOD LEADER: STEP 6

Trap the end of the leader in the gated needle and pull it back through the section that the needle is in.

CHOD LEADER: STEP 7

Set the spliced loop to the size that you want, then trim the tag flush with the leader.

CHOD LEADER: STEP 8

This is what the spliced loop should look like.

CHOD LEADER: STEP 9

Pop a No-Trace Bead onto the moistened Chod Sleeve.

CHOD LEADER: STEP 10

Now thread your rig onto the other end of the leader.

CHOD LEADER: STEP 11

Follow this up with a Barrel Bead.

CHOD LEADER: STEP 12

Next, slide a Heli Sleeve onto the end of the leader.

CHOD LEADER: STEP 13

Using a three-turn half-blood knot, tie a Kwik Link onto the end of the leader.

CHOD LEADER: STEP 14

Snip the swivel off your chosen lead with a Krimp Tool.

CHOD LEADER: STEP 15

Pop it onto the Kwik Link and pull the sleeve down to cover the join.

CHOD LEADER: STEP 16

That's the leader finished and ready to tie to your main line.

Chod Leader Mechanics

The helicopter rig, or rotary rig as it's sometimes known, is the safest leader setup to use with the chod or hinged-stiff rigs. If a fish is cut off during the fight, or picks up a cracked-off rig, then it can ditch the leader easily, thanks to the Leadcore Safety System. The sequence above shows you, step-by-step, how to tie one of the most effective leader setups ever conceived.

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 1: Firstly, you will need the following components to tie the perfect safe Helicopter/Chod Leader rig:

- Leadcore Chod Safety System. Find out more here: http://www.korda.co.uk/fishingtackle/chod-kit/leadcore-chod-safety-system

- Leadcore Helicopter Leaders - find out more about this here: http://www.korda.co.uk/fishingtackle/kable-leadcore/leadcore-helicopter-leaders

- Heli Sleeves - find out more here: http://www.korda.co.uk/fishingtackle/rig-bitz/heli-sleeves

- Baiting Needles - find out more here: http://www.korda.co.uk/fishingtackle/rig-toolz/baiting-needles

Right, let's make the rig!

Step 2: Strip a three-inch section of lead wire from within the sheath.

Step 3: Now slide a Chod Sleeve onto a splicing needle, fat end first.

Step 4: Moisten, then slide the Chod Sleeve onto the leader. Push it a couple of feet down.

Step 5: Push the splicing needle into the hollow sheath just above the end of the lead wire, push it though for 1.5in then out the side.

Step 6: Trap the end of the leader in the gated needle and pull it back through the section that the needle is in.

Step 7: Set the spliced loop to the size that you want, then trim the tag flush with the leader.

Step 8: The spliced loop should look like the image in 'Step 7' of the above carousel.

Step 9: Pop a No-Trace Bead onto the moistened Chod Sleeve.

Step 10: Now thread your rig onto the other end of the leader.

Step 11: Follow this up with a Barrel Bead.

Step 12: Next, slide a Heli Sleeve onto the end of the leader.

Step 13: Using a three-turn half-blood knot, tie a Kwik Link onto the end of the leader.

Step 14: Snip the swivel off your chosen lead with a Krimp Tool.

Step 15: Pop it onto the Kwik Link and pull the sleeve down to cover the join.

Step 16: That's the leader finished and ready to tie to your main line!

One of the most successful leader setups ever conceived.