Welcome to another fishing tutorial. In this episode, we're going to show you how to tie a simple carp rig.
Carp fishing can seem quite daunting when it comes to rigs and end tackle. But we like to keep things simple.
With only a few different items, you can quickly create a very useful carp fishing setup.
How to Tie a Simple Carp Rig – Easy Carp Rig Setup
For the rig, you will need your chosen pattern of hook and a spool of coated braid.
Firstly take 12 inches of Cosa braid and strip back three inches. Tie a smaller overhand loop knot in the section of the braid that you have stripped back. This will create your hair.
Next, push your chosen hook bait onto a baiting needle. Thread it onto the hair and secure it with the bait stop.
Take your hook, and thread it onto the braid from the back of the eye. Pull the hook right down until it's nearly touching the hook bait.
To secure your hook in place, tie a knot-less knot wrapping ten times around the shank before pushing the braid back through the eye of the hook.
Your hook and hook bait is now secured in place, and to finish the rig, you need to tie an overhand loop knot in the other end of the braid. Just make sure the loop is big enough for your hook bait to fit through, as this will be necessary when attaching your rig to the lead system.
To tie up your lead systems, take your mainline and thread on a tail rubber, followed by a lead clip.
Using a half-blood knot tie on a size eight ring swivel.
To secure the leg clip in place, pull the swivel into the lead clip until it clicks. Clip-on the lead of your choice onto the arm of the lead clip. Moisten the lead clip and then lightly push the Tail rubber over the top.
To attach the rig to the lead system, thread the loop through the ring of the swivel. Pass the hook and hook bait through the loop and pull everything down tight.
The rig is now finished. This is how to tie a simple carp rig
This route can also be quickly changed into a pop-up presentation. Make a break in the coated braid about an inch away from the hook and squeeze on a split shot to sync the pop-up.
You now have a pop-up rig which is perfect for sitting over light weed or sludge.
We hope this has helped you learn more about carp fishing and how simple it can be.
Of course, there are so many other ways and different tactics to use to catch carp, but this is a good starting point, and in 99% of scenarios, this will work perfectly.