THE BIG RIG: STEP 1

These are the bits that you'll need to construct Myles' rig.

THE BIG RIG: STEP 2

Start by pulling off a 8-inch section of Mouth Trap.

THE BIG RIG: STEP 3

Whip on your Choddy hook, using a knotless knot.

THE BIG RIG: STEP 4

Myles uses 12 turns, and ensures that the hair exits straight too!

THE BIG RIG: STEP 5

Setting the link at two inches, pop on a Micro Rig Swivel and fold the Mouth Trap to form the beginning of a loop.

THE BIG RIG: STEP 6

Now tie an overhand loop to trap the swivel at the end of your hook section.

THE BIG RIG: STEP 7

Ease the knot tight with a Pulla Tool. This is how your rig should look now.

THE BIG RIG: STEP 8

Now kick the loop in towards the hook point, in the same plane as the point too.

THE BIG RIG: STEP 9

Form a D-rig, as you would with a normal chod rig, trapping your rig ring in place.

THE BIG RIG: STEP 10

Using a grinner knot, attach 10 inches of N-Trap Soft to the swivel, this will form the boom.

THE BIG RIG: STEP 11

Wrap Dark Matter putty around the knot, to help balance the pop-up.

THE BIG RIG: STEP 12

There you go, the finished rig. Set the boom longer for weedy lakes, shorter for hard lake beds.

The Big Rig Mechanics

The Big Rig is the brainchild of northern specialist, Myles Gibson. It's a pop-up rig that has been designed with the very biggest specimens in mind. You'll notice that the Mouth Trap section extends the shank of the Choddy hook, making what is, in effect, a very big hook - hence the name. The angle at which the Mouth Trap loop is kicked in makes this a very effective 'flip-and-turn' hooker, spinning the hook into prime position when mouthed by a feeding fish. Myles has used it to bank big carp from his native Cheshire, and down south too. It's one of the most effective pop-up rigs on the scene.

Myles Gibson's hugely effective big rig is the perfect pop-up rig for huge carp. The kicked-in loop allows the rig to act as a safe bent-hook rig. It has many of the attributes of the infamous 360 rig, with none of the fish-safety drawbacks.