The KD rig was the brainchild of top Essex angler Steve Eaves and was adopted by many top anglers, like Ali Hamidi and Tom Dove. The hair positioning is critical to the mechanics of the rig and always ensures that the hook hangs in optimum hooking position when used with a buoyant bait.
Learn how to tie the KD Rig now step by step....
The steps are listed out above by scrolling through the images and we have also laid them out for you below.
Step 1: Firstly, you will need the following components to tie the perfect KD rig. A hook with an out-turned eye and fluorocarbon are essential for tying the KD rig.
- Supernatural Braid - find out more here: http://www.korda.co.uk/fishingtackle/line-and-hook-links/supernatural
- Kurv Shank - find out more about this here: http://www.korda.co.uk/fishingtackle/hooks/kurv-shank
Right, let's make the rig!
Step 2: Remove 10 inches or so of the Supernatural from the spool.
Step 3: Create a hair in the material by tying a simple overhand knot.
Step 4: Push a 12mm pop-up onto a fine baiting needle.
Step 5: Place the hair into the clasp and begin to slide it on.
Step 6: Fix the hook bait in place with a Korda Bait Stop. This prevents it from falling from.
Step 7: Measure the length of the hair against the bend of the Kurv hook.
Step 8: Whip over the hair two times going down the hook's shank.
Step 9: Hold the hair out and then whip five turns underneath it, like so.
Step 10: Then, take the tag end back through the front of the eye and pull it tight.
Step 11: Your rig is nearly there and it should now be looking like the picture in the above carousel on 'Step 11'.
Step 12: Always have a variety of split shot to choose from. Each pop-up has a different degree of buoyancy.
Step 13: Squeeze the correct split shot onto the hair. The shot should be anchored to the lake bed.
Step 14: Now tie a Link Loop to the opposing end of the hooklength to allow the quick change of the rig.
Step 15: All done! Your rig will now be looking like the picture on 'Step 15' in the above carousel if tied correctly.