How to make a basic carp rig.
Some of our Favorite Rigs
Designed to outwit riggy carp, this rig is the favorite of many anglers. Not only will this rig hook the cleverest of carp, it can also be used with both bottom baits and pop-ups. The main advantage is the fact that the hair rarely tangles and if the rig is ejected it can reset itself, due to the sliding rig ring that runs along the hook's shank.
The Muzza rig is one that was founded by Tom Dove (Korda Team), and looks very wrong in the water but has had great success. This is because the lighter end of the bait goes into the mouth of the carp first and the hook turns much quicker.
The chod rig is a popular rig, but why? Well, it’s practically tangle free, lays perfectly over any type of bottom debris and carp find it very hard to eject. This is due to the ultra-short hooklength that you employ.
Best used with a small lead.
Receive the best of both worlds – invisibility in conjunction with a natural-acting hook bait. The fluorocarbon section, known as the boom, blends in with the bottom due to its invisibility properties and also helps to kick the bait away from the lead on the cast. This is imperative in preventing tangles. Some putty can be added, or a Sinker, to ensure that it sits flush to the lake bed.
The hook is whipped on at such an aggressive angle that the carp find it practically impossible to eject when sucked in. Due to the way that the hair protrudes out the back of the hook’s eye, you’re causing the hook point to become heavier, allowing it to drop quicker into the bottom lip unlike many rigs out there.
To ensure that the presentation is at its best, you must use it in conjunction with a slow-sinking hook bait. This can either be a purpose-made, neutrally-balanced hook bait or a pop-up anchored by placing a split shot on the hair. Both are just as good. Many anglers here at Korda also place cork inside a bottom bait to create what is known as the ‘muzza’.