ELLIOTT GRAY'S KONTINENTAL RIG: STEP 1

These are the components needed to tie Elliott's no-tangle, Kontinental rig.

ELLIOTT GRAY'S KONTINENTAL RIG: STEP 2

Start by pulling off 16 inches of Hybrid Stiff material.

ELLIOTT GRAY'S KONTINENTAL RIG: STEP 3

Without stripping any coating, tie your Kontinental hook onto the Hybrid Stiff, using a six-turn knotless knot.

ELLIOTT GRAY'S KONTINENTAL RIG: STEP 4

Slide a Hook Ring Swivel onto the tag that would usually form the hair.

ELLIOTT GRAY'S KONTINENTAL RIG: STEP 5

Pop the tag back through the eye, trapping the swivel in place.

ELLIOTT GRAY'S KONTINENTAL RIG: STEP 6

Blob the tag with a lighter.

ELLIOTT GRAY'S KONTINENTAL RIG: STEP 7

This is how your D-rig arrangement should look.

ELLIOTT GRAY'S KONTINENTAL RIG: STEP 8

Now thread a Krimp onto the other end of the link, setting it at around eight inches.

ELLIOTT GRAY'S KONTINENTAL RIG: STEP 9

Carefully, yet forcefully, squeeze the Krimp down to set a loop in the end of the link.

ELLIOTT GRAY'S KONTINENTAL RIG: STEP 10

Thread some bait floss through the top eye of the Hook Ring Swivel.

ELLIOTT GRAY'S KONTINENTAL RIG: STEP 11

Now thread on a wafter hook bait.

ELLIOTT GRAY'S KONTINENTAL RIG: STEP 12

Use the floss to pull the Hook Ring Swivel into the bait, so it sits like this.

ELLIOTT GRAY'S KONTINENTAL RIG: STEP 13

Trim the floss off, leaving an excess.

ELLIOTT GRAY'S KONTINENTAL RIG: STEP 14

Blob the floss down and squash the melted blob against the bait.

ELLIOTT GRAY'S KONTINENTAL RIG: STEP 15

The blob will hold the bait in place on the cast. The rig is now finished.

Elliott Gray's Kontinental Rig Mechanics

Elliott developed this rig to suit a very specific set of circumstances, as he explains...

"I was faced with having to cast to a treeline, in the dark, so all I wanted to have to worry about was hitting that clip correctly. Using the rig shown enabled me to concentrate solely on the cast, knowing that the rig simply wasn’t going to tangle. The stiff hook link would make sure of that and the offset shape of the hook would help wind the barbless point home, and keep it there. With the seriousness of the snags, I needed a rig that would hook the fish solidly and I was hoping that it would do just that. As it turned out, I was proven right and I've used the rig successfully elsewhere since."

A Gigantica stunner caught while developing the rig.