How Do You Make A Naked Helicopter Rig?

Is helicopter rig any good?

The helicopter rig is a brilliant setup to use when carp fishing in lakes with weedy or silty bottoms If rigged correctly, it can prevent your hookbait from sinking into the weed or silt and give you the perfect presentation that no carp will be able to resist!.

Can you use PVA bags with a helicopter rig?

2 You could use this PVA set-up with a lead clip if you wish, but the way we’ve/Nige has been doing it is with the Rotary Rig (Helicopter) However, instead of have a rubber tail over the knot from the leadcore to the lead, leave it exposed so you can tie the bag to the lead.

How long should hook length be on helicopter rig?

A hooklength length of 8in is recommended.

Can you use a bottom bait on a helicopter rig?

Aggressive casts when fishing at distance can often leave rigs prone to tangles and therefore a stiff-style rig with maximum anti- tangle properties is required. For this I use a fine-tuned ‘Bottom Bait Chod Rig’, fished helicopter style.

Can you use Heli safe with tubing?

This conversion kit allows the Heli-Safe System to be used with tubing whilst retaining all of the usual features of a traditional helicopter set-up and giving you the ability to drop the lead if you need to.

What’s the best rig for carp fishing?


What is a Ronnie rig?

The Ronnie rig is essentially a low lying pop up rig , enabling the boilie subtly sit up just off the lake bed making it ideal for when there is not too much weed or debris.

Why do fisheries ban leaders?

We are finding too many lengths of broken line and broken leaders. This is not good for the next angler in the swim or the Carp. So in order to prevent any damage to Carp being lost due to line or leader breakage , we are introducing a ban on all leaders until further notice.

Can you use a Ronnie rig on a lead clip?

Lead arrangement I use an Adjustable Lead Clip for all my Ronnie Rig fishing If I am fishing a weedy or snaggy water I will cut the end of the lead clip back so there are less ribs under the tail rubber; this will ensure the lead is ejected every time.

What is a combi rig?

The combi rig combines both IQ2 Fluorocarbon and Supernatural braid, giving you the invisibility of the line coupled with the supple, natural-acting braid It’s very versatile in the fact that it can be incorporated into both bottom bait and pop-up presentations.

What is a lead core leader?

“Leadcore is the one leader material that is perfectly suited to any lead set-up ; be it helicopter rig, lead clip, in-line or running lead, they all function perfectly well.

How long should you leave a PVA bag out for?

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.

How long should my Hooklink be?

By long, we’re realistically talking an absolute minimum of 12ins (that’s 20cm, kids!) and I would suggest 14ins as a good starting point. Adding an anti-tangle sleeve will improve the presentation further, ejecting the hooklink away from the lead at all times.

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 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’s the best size hook for carp?

So what size hook for 20lb carp you ask… The perfect hook size for a 20lb carp would be 6-10 This allows you to remain discreet whilst also using a decent size bait for the lake you are fishing.

Can you fish a Wafter on a Ronnie rig?

It’s an all-out winner for my style of angling.” Do you ever fish a wafter or bottom bait with a Ronnie, or is an out-and-out pop-up rig in your eyes? “ No, I only ever use this rig with pop-ups I know some people like to use wafters and bottom baits and that they work well too.

Is a Spinner Rig the same as a Ronnie?

The Ronnie or Spinner Rig as it’s referred to has become a popular specimen rig to use due to hook being free to spin 360 offering a neat low-lying presentation, especially favoured for use with popups / baits with cork inserts.

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.


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