ELLIOTT'S HINGE RIG: STEP 1

Click 'next' and see how to tie this rig!

ELLIOTT'S HINGE RIG: STEP 2

Whip the hook into place, making 7 turns with the Mouthtrap

ELLIOTT'S HINGE RIG: STEP 3

Now form a loop against the Mouthtrap with the N-Trap

ELLIOTT'S HINGE RIG: STEP 4

Whip through the loop and around the Mouthtrap three times

ELLIOTT'S HINGE RIG: STEP 5

Pull the braid down tight

ELLIOTT'S HINGE RIG: STEP 6

Now do the same with the Mouthtrap, making a smaller loop

ELLIOTT'S HINGE RIG: STEP 7

Make two turns through the loop

ELLIOTT'S HINGE RIG: STEP 8

Tighten the knots down together using the Pulla Tool

ELLIOTT'S HINGE RIG: STEP 9

Trim the tags, blob them with a lighter and then expose 2cm of the inner braid from beneath the knot

ELLIOTT'S HINGE RIG: STEP 10

Slide a Rig Ring onto the tag end above the hook

ELLIOTT'S HINGE RIG: STEP 11

Pass the tag back through the eye of the hook, trim it and then blob it with a lighter

ELLIOTT'S HINGE RIG: STEP 12

You will now have a D to attach your bait to

ELLIOTT'S HINGE RIG: STEP 13

Mould some putty around the knot

ELLIOTT'S HINGE RIG: STEP 14

Form a large loop, 9 inches above the hook section

ELLIOTT'S HINGE RIG: STEP 15

Now mould a small piece off putty onto the middle of the braid section

ELLIOTT'S HINGE RIG: STEP 16

Attach and bait and the rig is ready to cast!

Elliott's Hinge Rig Mechanics

The hinged stiff rig is a stiff pop-up rig, with a hinge that allows the hook section to sit straight up off the bottom. Most often, the longer boom section is connected to the short, curved hook section by a small ring swivel, however they can be knotted together, as shown here! Thanks to the curved chod section, which is fished on the end of a boom, this rig is a supreme hooker. As soon as a fish so much as touches the curved section, it will spin the hook into prime hooking position. Thanks to the boom section, there’s much more scope for the hook bait to move naturally, and be sucked up confidently, than is possible with a chod rig.

Elliott Gray Rig