BLOWBACK RIG: STEP 1

These are the components that you need to tie the line aligner blowback rig.

BLOWBACK RIG: STEP 2

Strip back six inches of N-Trap Soft coating.

BLOWBACK RIG: STEP 3

Now tie a hair loop using an overhand knot.

BLOWBACK RIG: STEP 4

Mount your hook bait and secure it with a hair stop.

BLOWBACK RIG: STEP 5

Tie a rig ring to the flexible section using an overhand knot, 2cm below the bait.

BLOWBACK RIG: STEP 6

This is how the ring should sit, projecting out at 90 degrees to the link when tight.

BLOWBACK RIG: STEP 7

Thread on your chosen hook. In this instance, we're using a Kaptor Wide Gape.

BLOWBACK RIG: STEP 8

Slide the rig ring over the point of the hook, like this.

BLOWBACK RIG: STEP 9

Now whip the hook in place using a knotless knot. Note where the ring is positioned.

BLOWBACK RIG: STEP 10

Snip off 2cm of shrink tubing.

BLOWBACK RIG: STEP 11

This is key, pierce the tubing with a needle, going through the wall from outside to in.

BLOWBACK RIG: STEP 12

Grab the coated end of the hook link and pull it down through the tubing.

BLOWBACK RIG: STEP 13

Note how the link projects through the wall of the tubing.

BLOWBACK RIG: STEP 14

Push the shrink tubing up and onto the eye of the hook, so it sits like this.

BLOWBACK RIG: STEP 15

Shrink the tubing down and as it cools, set this angle into it.

BLOWBACK RIG: STEP 16

That's the awesome blowback rig - a very hard presentation for the carp to eject!

Blowback Rig Mechanics

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.