Site for clipdown rig ideas

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Rod B
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Site for clipdown rig ideas

Post by Rod B » Mon Oct 17, 2005 9:33 pm

This is a Dutch site that has illustrations of lots of rigs used in the UK.

Some of the text is in Dutch, but there is a lot of English content. But then there is always Babelfish to translate for the linguistically challenged.

One good thing is that the illustrations are in English :lol:

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Post by John Softly » Wed Oct 19, 2005 6:45 pm

Whilst there are some excellent rigs on the Dutch site many are too involved to be practical and there are some which IMHO won’t work. As stated in a post on another thread – a clip down rig must eject the baited hook 100% of the time. Fish won’t take a bait which is clipped to the rig body! Either the clip has to physically eject the hook (as in the Breakaway Impact Sinker and Impact shield), dismantle on impact (as in the Gemini ABC clip) or create enough slack for the hook to fall off the clip.
The most simple solution for creating slack is via Uni-clip. This home made clip is fashioned from a length of stainless wire and a piece of tubing cut from an ordinary electrical cable, similar to the one which fits on the tail of a long tailed sinker. Placed on the rig body just above the sinker the baited hook is placed in it prior to the cast and when the rig is cast air pressure will push the clip up the rig body until it hits a stop some 50mm above the clip. Air pressure will also keep the hook in the clip even though there is slack in the snood. On impact the hook will free itself from the clip – every time.





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Post by kenmare » Sun Dec 18, 2005 3:07 pm

Hi guys,

During my attempts to gain some understanding of pulley rigs, I came across this UK site. ... index.html

Has very clear diagrams, and is probably worth a look.



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