ALI'S MINI ZIGS: STEP 1

To construct Ali's zig rig you will need some 8lb Kruiser, some size 8 Mixa hooks, Zig-Aligners and some foam

ALI'S MINI ZIGS: STEP 2

Start by threading an Anti-tangle Sleeve onto the Kruiser mono.

ALI'S MINI ZIGS: STEP 3

Tie the line to your Lead Clip and push the sleeve over the swivel.

ALI'S MINI ZIGS: STEP 4

Now thread the line through a Zig-Aligner.

ALI'S MINI ZIGS: STEP 5

Tie the line to a size 8 Mixa hook.

ALI'S MINI ZIGS: STEP 6

Slide the Zig-Aligner over the hook and the rig is ready to cast.

ALI'S MINI ZIGS: STEP 7

The finished rig has great anti-tangle properties!

ALI'S MINI ZIGS: STEP 8

A squirt of Goo will render the hook bait even more attractive to carp.

Ali's Mini Zigs Mechanics

Especially in the winter and early spring, Ali will turn to what he calls mini zigs to keep the action coming. Rather than fish conventionally, with his hook baits between half depth and the surface, Ali often opts to fish his from just two feet off the deck, to half depth. He knows that on weedy waters the fish will often be cruising just above dead or dying weed beds, in search of food and that's exactly where his hook baits will be presented!

Ali Hamidi with one of many zig-rig victims. He's one of the most-frequent users of Goo at Korda.