A version of the combi rig can also be achieved by stripping back the plastic outer coating of a coated hook-length material that many manufacturers such as Kryston, Nash, Korda etc. To make your own carp rig, start by forming the “hair” by creating a loop knot on the end of a length of fishing line. The Stiff rig has several uses but the primary purpose is to make the ejection of the hook very awkward for the carp due to the angle that the hook sits in relation to the actual hook-length. Click & Collect. The hair length, loop size and amount of coating stripped back are exactly as DF himself would use, allowing you to take a giant leap towards carping success! wikiHow's Content Management Team carefully monitors the work from our editorial staff to ensure that each article is backed by trusted research and meets our high quality standards. wikiHow, Inc. is the copyright holder of this image under U.S. and international copyright laws. The ‘Hair Rig’ was the rig that would literally re-write the history books for many carp anglers, and was developed by Len Middleton and Kevin Maddocks in England during the late 1970’s. It is used when the fish are feeding neither on the ‘Surface’ of the lake, nor the ‘bottom’ and is used to suspend a buoyant bait anywhere in between where the fish are present. When a fish "picks up" the bait and then ‘blows’ it back to reject it for any reason the bait will travel independently of the hook, therefore allowing the hook to stay within the fish’s mouth, almost always pricking the fish in the bottom lip. Get our free newsletter for up to date info on the latest American Carp Society news, special events, blogs, Videos and future projects exclusively for those interested in carp fishing in the USA. 4.3 out of 5 stars 194. The Helicopter rig is also used when distance is needed on the cast, it has great anti tangle properties. Whatever the case, it’s against my carp simplicity policy. A ‘Pop up’ Rig is exactly as it sounds. For fishing on the top, the straight hook is best. ESP Gripper Combi Hair Rig Constructed in the classic combi-rig style, these rigs are a highly effective presentation. A highly buoyant bait must be used to keep the bait presented off the bottom at the correct depth. You’ll attach the rig to the fishing line on your rod after you form it. Attach a small bait stop to the hair loop on the other side of the bait. Use this rig when the Carp seem to be "getting away with it" when mouthing or ‘blow’ baits, possibly sounding your alarms but no run develops. Quite similar in concept to a typical Pay-Laker's hook length. When first investigating a potential food item, the carp will first ‘mouth’ the bait to determine whether it is a food source and then pass it to the pharyngeal teeth towards the back of the throat. However, the main parts and components you need when building a basic hair rig … They’re easy to make and very effective. 18 Braid Carp Fishing Hair Rigs Size 6,8,10 6 Of Each Sizes By generic 7.7 View Product 7.7 9: Generic NV 1001002727 YC-UK2 BRAIDCAR CARP HOOKS SIZE 500 RBED SIZE 8 BARBED 7.4 It is a rig that allows a buoyant bait to be presented ‘Popped up’ from the lake bed. £5.45. Click & Collect. You can use line that is rated above 20 lb (9.1 kg) for your carp rigs. This image may not be used by other entities without the express written consent of wikiHow, Inc.