Myles Gibson's Zig Tips (Print)

STEP 1

Myles uses big leads for his zigging, at least 4oz.

STEP 2

To ensure that the hook remains pin-sharp, he casts off an unhooking mat if the ground is remotely unsuitable.

STEP 3

Fish tight lines, with bobbins right up at the rod blanks when zigging. Bites can be finicky.

STEP 4

An anti-tangle sleeve is essential to keep the long links from tangling.

STEP 5

Myles uses Mixa and Wide Gape patterns for his zig work. They are sharp, strong and both feature wide gapes.

STEP 6

Little sections of Mouth Trap make for subtle hair stops!

STEP 7

To increase the attractiveness of his hook baits, Myles flecks them with black permanent marker pen.

STEP 8

Never ignore the effectiveness of plain old black foam!

STEP 9

A pot of 12mm pop-ups makes for a good change of hook bait.

STEP 10

Always spend time scanning the surface for signs of fish in the spring - they can be very subtle and binoculars will help!

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