MECHANO RIG: STEP 1

First, double over an eight-inch section of Mouth Trap and blob the ends.

MECHANO RIG: STEP 2

This is how the looped section should look, with tags fused together.

MECHANO RIG: STEP 3

Tie an overhand knot in the end of the loop, forming a 1.5in loop.

MECHANO RIG: STEP 4

Trim the two tags below the overhand knot.

MECHANO RIG: STEP 5

Now blob the tags down so they fuse just under the knot.

MECHANO RIG: STEP 6

Now slide a Micro Ring Swivel onto the loop.

MECHANO RIG: STEP 7

Thread on a Thinking Anglers Hook Bead.

MECHANO RIG: STEP 8

Push it down the Mouth Trap Loop.

MECHANO RIG: STEP 9

Thread another Hook Bead onto your size-six Choddy and pass the hook onto the loop, like this.

MECHANO RIG: STEP 10

Pass the loop over the hook point and onto the back of the shank.

MECHANO RIG: STEP 11

Pull the loop down into position, and bend the Mouth Trap, to form a kicker.

MECHANO RIG: STEP 12

Now thread a Hook Ring Swivel and teardrop stop onto the hook, so it looks like this.

MECHANO RIG: STEP 13

Now for the boom section. You'll need a 12-inch section of 25lb IQ.

MECHANO RIG: STEP 14

Tie the IQ to a Hybrid Lead Clip using a figure-of-eight loop.

MECHANO RIG: STEP 15

The result should be a lovely round loop.

MECHANO RIG: STEP 16

Now tie the other end to the Micro Rig Swivel, using the same figure-of-eight loop and cover the knot with putty.

Mechano Rig Mechanics

Mark Bryant developed this supreme big-fish rig using elements of some of the finest carp rigs of all time. It's an unusual-looking setup, but all the elements have very clearly defined roles, and combine to make this a quick-turning hooker.
First of all, you'll notice that it's predominantly a stiff rig, with an ultra-stiff hook section, and stiff fluorocarbon boom. These elements make the Mechano rig really tough to eject and, once the fish has inhaled the bait, even a slight movement will see the sharp Choddy hook flip and turn, finding hold back in the bottom lip... perfect.

This is the rig in all it's glory. Mark uses it with a balanced bait or a snowman.