What Is A KD Rig?

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.

Can you use a Wafter on a KD rig?

Kenny originally used it with a splitshot on the hair to present pop-ups low to the lakebed, but the KD rig can also be used with wafters and bottom baits.

How do you set up a KD rig?

  • Start the KD rig with 7 turns up the shank.
  • Fold back the hair and whip a couple more turns round the hook.
  • The finished hook and hair should look like this.
  • Attach a swivel with a reliable figure of 8 loop knot.
  • Tighten down using both tags from the knot and cut off excess.

Is the KD rig any good?

There are, however, a few rigs that work in a totally different way. The KD rig is one such and is quietly used by some of the best carp anglers around to catch numerous big carp Whether you fishing a French carp lake or a UK one, the KD rig is always a rig to have in your armoury.

Can you use a bottom bait with the KD rig?

Most suited rig set-up: The KD is best used in conjunction with a bottom bait or with a pop-up pinned down by the use of a shot on the Hair rather than the hooklink itself.

What rig is best for a Wafter?

D-Rig A stiff rig designed for use with wafters or bottom baits can come in very handy if you find yourself fishing over firm areas like compacted silt or gravel, and a D rig tied with fluorocarbon is the natural choice.

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’s the best rig for carp fishing?


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 pop ups on German rig?

The rig is best suited to wafters and bottom baits It is not a rig for using with pop-ups , but you aren’t just limited by boilies – fake corn, tiger nuts and other non-spherical baits can be happily accommodated on the back of a German Rig.

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 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’s the difference between pop ups and Wafters?

A pop-up boilie will ensure your hookbait is easy for the fish to find if there is any debris or light weed. Wafters are in between a bottom bait and a popup and are just buoyant enough to counteract the weight of the hook.

What is a DF rig?

So, what exactly is the DF rig? Well, it’s the rig that Danny has refined over the past decade, tweaking it and substituting new components as better technology has become available. It’s a versatile rig that can be used for straight boilie fishing or with plastic corn over the top of spodded particles.

What bait does Terry Hearn use?

Tel has helped develop several of our top baits including his latest boilie, CompleX-T as well as classics such as The Source and The Crave baits Terry is well known for his target fish exploits having caught numerous famous fish including more recently ‘The Parrot’ at 63lb.

What is a pop up in carp fishing?

As you would imagine from the name, pop ups are very buoyant baits and can remain suspended just above the lake or river bottom Most commonly, pop ups are made from either a very buoyant mix, known as an ‘airball’ mix, or frrom a thin layer of regular boilie mix moulded around a cork ball and then boiled.

Can you fish a Ronnie rig in 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.

Who invented the KD rig?

30. The KD Rig. That will be Essex-based angler, Kenny Dorsett And whilst many think the Multi Rig was Jon Mac’s creation, it was actually Essex rig guru Mike Kavanagh’s idea.

What is Hook bait?

Bait attached to a hook for fishing (as distinct from groundbait). ‘The carp, or other species then feed on the groundbait ball finding the hookbait in the process. ‘.

Can you float fish with a Wafter?

Wafters have been used by specimen anglers for many years. Wafters were first introduced by Sonubaits 2014 in smaller sizes to appeal to match anglers. Since then flavours and colours have changed but the principle remains the same. A wafter should float, but sink slowly with the weight of a hook attached.

How long should a Wafter rig be?

Length wise, I tend to fish it 7-8 inches long. I have fished it shorter and longer but this length again seems to work best. Obviously, with any rig they have to be attached to an anti-tangle lead system in some way and I’d recommend Hybrid Lead Clips or inline leads, helicopters seem to be tangle prone with braid.

What is the difference between a Wafter and a boilie?

A pop-up boilie will ensure your hookbait is easy for the fish to find if there is any debris or light weed. Wafters are in between a bottom bait and a popup and are just buoyant enough to counteract the weight of the hook This results in a critically-balanced set-up that can be inhaled with minimum effort.

What is a long shank hook?

This strong, forged Mustad Bait Holder hook features a reversed hook point for improved hook hold. It permits the point to come in contact with the mouth of the fish, without turning. The long shank provides for bigger and longer worm baits.

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 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’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.



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