A rig is simply a line, float, hook and one or more weights. This is the terminal tackle you use to catch a fish. You can buy a ready made rig at any good tackle shop. Beginners should consider buying their rig until they learn how to tie their own. Attaching a rig to a pole may be done in a number of ways. Two common ways to connect the rig are as follows.

In the video below, you may notice, a blue, small pole winder, which is use to manage the line to prevent a tangled line. Tangled lines can be such a bother and a large waste of time in untangling. Be aware that the rig is wrapped around the small pole winder.

First, take a standard pole with a simple ring at it’s end. Grasp the rig line loop end and thread it through the ring. Once you pass it through the ring, then pass the entire rig, which is fixed on the pole winder, and pass it through the loop and pull it tight. The rig is now attached to the pole. Your hook should be about ten inches from the handle end.

Second, having a plastic spring loaded sleeve over a small hook. Slide the cover towards the pole handle exposing the hook. Place the rig line end loop over the hook a release the sleeve which will capture the line. Now, unwind the pole winder until you get to the hook. Once again , assure that the hook is about ten inches from the handle’s end. This facilitates your removal of the fish from your hook.

It is worth mentioning once again, the hook should be about ten inches from the end of the pole. As memtioned earlier, you will be able to better catch the fish and/or put it into a net. It’s definitely worth noting, that the smaller the hook, the more fish in the net, especially fresh water species.


Video presenter, NFA angler, Danny Williamson.

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