Myles Gibson's Zig Tips (Print)
Myles uses big leads for his zigging, at least 4oz.
To ensure that the hook remains pin-sharp, he casts off an unhooking mat if the ground is remotely unsuitable.
Fish tight lines, with bobbins right up at the rod blanks when zigging. Bites can be finicky.
An anti-tangle sleeve is essential to keep the long links from tangling.
Myles uses Mixa and Wide Gape patterns for his zig work. They are sharp, strong and both feature wide gapes.
Little sections of Mouth Trap make for subtle hair stops!
To increase the attractiveness of his hook baits, Myles flecks them with black permanent marker pen.
Never ignore the effectiveness of plain old black foam!
A pot of 12mm pop-ups makes for a good change of hook bait.
Always spend time scanning the surface for signs of fish in the spring - they can be very subtle and binoculars will help!