Gareth Fareham discusses how to combat a lake with leader bans or fish an unobtrusive set up for gin clear waters.
The Multi Rig is one of my favourite rigs for the winter period. There are several reasons for this, the first and foremost, it lifts your hook away from any bottom debris. Secondly, it is a very subtle presentation, which sits low to the lakebed making it less obtrusive to the carp. Finally, the minimalistic nature of the rig makes it quick and easy to tie and it allows me to get away with a very small hookbait, of around 12mm.
I moved away from crude pop-up presentations and settled on the Multi Rig.
STEP BY STEP
Start off by pulling off some Tungskin
Form a fairly large loop on one side
Make a break in the coating…
…and add a split shot to it
On the other end, form another loop and add a sleeve
Push this over the Quick Change swivel
Push the big loop through the eye of an Out-Turned Eye hook
Thread a Hook Ring swivel on and thread the loop over the hook
All that is left to do is to tie on the bait and you are ready to go
I love winter fishing; having to locate the carp in their most dormant state in the harshest of conditions makes it for me.
OZ'S WINTER TOP TIPS