Are Gemini Tidy Stems Safe?

Strength, Flexibility & Safety The internals of each Tidy Stem have been designed and created using a unique fluorocarbon material, fused together to ensure strength (45lb breaking strain), flexibility (wireless 100% fluorocarbon internals) and in turn fish safety.

What are tidy booms?

Gemini Tidy Booms allow carp anglers to easily create ultra strong, highly effective and well presented carp fishing rigs All Gemini Tidy Booms within the range incorporate the following key features: Strength: Each Tidy Boom is manufactured using our unique ‘Fluorocarbon Fused Bond Technology’.

What’s the best rig for carp fishing?


How long should a solid bag rig be?

Keep the length of the rig inside the bag between 3-5inches and ensure you use a supple braid as the hooklength material. As fish are not moving far and feeding close to the lead the short hook length wallows a greater chance for the fish to be hooked.

How does the German rig work?

By using coated braid, you could use an aggressively curved hook like an Avid CRV, Nailer or Mugga. The coated braid has enough stiffness to stabilise the hooklink where it exits the eye, and consequently, when you pick the bait up, the hook hangs underneath the bait almost instantly.

What is the most popular carp rig?

  • 1 – Solid PVA Rigs. Solid PVA bag rigs are my ‘go-to’ rigs and presentation when I just want to catch a carp
  • 2 – ‘The Ronnie Rig’ (or as its also known the 360 or spinner rig) .
  • 3 – ‘The Chod Rig’ .
  • 4 – ‘The Snowman Rig’ .
  • 5 – ‘The Zig Rig’

What time of day are carp most active?

Traditionally the best times of the day to catch carp are early morning, early evening or at night though they can be caught at anytime throughout the day. They feed more aggressively under cover of darkness and so dawn and dusk tend to be the most successful times.

What is the best hook length line for carp?

Some canal anglers use hooklengths as short as four inches. Other anglers fishing slow-sinking baits like maggots and casters on clear water venues, make theirs as long as 30 inches. If you’re tying your own hooks, a 12-inch hooklength is a good place to start.

What is a PVA bag?

PVA or Polyvinyl alcohol is a product originally designed for use in hospitals for “soluble” laundry bags that dissolved in water Its chemical makeup is -CH2CHOH- and is also known as Polyvinyl and Ethanol Homopolymer.

Do carp like cheese?

Do Carp Like Cheese? Cheese is a popular bait choice for carp fisherman mainly due to its strong scent , and its ability to be molded around a hook in a “cheese ball” or “bait ball”.

What’s the best boilies for carp fishing?

SWEET AND NUTTY. Sweet milk protein baits, such as Mainline’s Cell, Sticky Manilla or Dynamite’s Monster Tiger Nut , are often considered to be the banker winter choice for most carpers, but they work all year round too!.

What’s the best Hooklink for carp fishing?

Coated braid is easily the most used hooklink material in modern-day carp angling. It’s very versatile and can be used to create a multitude of different rig presentations. It’s generally fast sinking, very abrasion resistive and it comes in a range of different stiffness and colours.

How often recast solid bags?

“Recasting depends on the venue If I’m on a venue like Orchid where you’re only really fishing for one or two carp in 24 hours then I would happily give it up to 10 hours, maybe 12 hours overnight, but ideally six hours really. If I was fishing a runs water and I’m on fish it could be every two hours.

Can you fish solid bags in silt?

The bag on the lead creates a larger surface area so doesn’t sink as far into silt (unless very soft stuff & adding some buoyant elements to the bag such as foam nuggets or a dryish light powder mix, will negate it even more). No chance of the rig pushing the top bead up then.

What size leads for solid bags?

If you’re using a small bag you need a small lead of around 2.5oz , which will give you a combined 5oz weight or there abouts, so make sure your rod is up to casting that weight too.

How far can you cast a PVA bag?

When tied correctly the bag will be nice and compact and be able to be cast very long distances , in fact I can reach 160yds+ with my solid PVA bags, which is a real advantage as not many anglers can present a small pile of attraction around the hookbait at such ranges without using boats.

Can you use a spinner rig with a PVA bag?

Short Ronnie or Spinner rigs, these are designed to use with a Pop up or Wafter combined with a PVA bag This method is gaining popularity as it combines the very effective Ronnie Rig with the benefits of the PVA bag ensuring your small amount of free offerings are around your bait.

What are Krank hooks for?

Description. The Krank is a unique design with a very large wide gape, beaked point and a sweeping offset curved shank. Perfect for rigs like the KD and the simple knotless knot Barbed or Barbless.

Can you tie Korda boom?

Boom is a game-changing fluorocarbon! It’s our first fluorocarbon that can be crimped , which opens up a world of uses for rig tying.

Can you use a German rig in a solid bag?

The Solid PVA Bag German Rig is created with a very short braided hooklink to allow it to be added into a PVA bag The short length allows the rig to fly into the carps mouth and quickly tighten against the lead and cause a bolt effect. The in-turned eye on the hook takes away the need for an aligner or kicker.

What is a snowman rig in fishing?

A snowman rig is a 2 boilie setup with a standard boilie at the bottom and a smaller pop up at the top It makes the presentation standup odd at the bottom and looks just like a snowman, hence the name.

What hook do I use for a German rig?

Step-By-Step: Tying Rob Hughes’ German Rig Take a large curved shank hook The Carp Spirit Medium Curve pattern is perfect for this rig.

What is a blowback rig?

Blow back rigs essentially utilise a hair that’s held loosely in position with a shank mounted rig ring Obviously, this arrangement has been used extremely successfully for many years now.

Can you use boom with a lead clip?

Using a lead clip is fine if you are using a supple boom ; however, if you’re using a stiff boom like me then a lead clip really isn’t the one as there is a big risk of the boom kicking up out of the silt on the lakebed ruining the presentation.

How long should a Ronnie rig be?

I try to keep the rig around 6 inches in length, especially when the water temperature is still cold. During the summer I may extend this to around 8 inches depending on the situation. Anti-tangle Sleeve: I never cast a rig out without an anti-tangle sleeve.

What is the best carp rig for silt?

If the silt is very fine or not very deep, then you can get away with a lead clip arrangement and use a pop-up, semi-buoyant or even a sinking hookbait. A stiffer hooklink like a fluorocarbon D Rig is probably advisable in this scenario, so it kicks away from the lead and doesn’t get dragged into the silt.

How long should a carp hair rig be?

This piece should be about 7-10” long , which is a standard length for a normal hair.

Are Circle Hooks good for carp?

What is the Best Carp Fishing Hook? The best carp fishing hooks are #4 or #6 circle hooks Some Europeans prefer #8 circle hooks for their smaller more indiscreet size.


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