A safe bolt rig for the Method?

How to make a twisted loop

Angling Times (UK) - - TIPS & TACTICS -

CAN I cre­ate a bolt-rig ef­fect with the Method with­out us­ing a fixed feeder?

Ol­lie Stowe, Rad­stock

THE twisted loop cre­ates a bolt rig ef­fect with­out fall­ing foul of fish­ery rules. An elas­ti­cated Method feeder is the ul­ti­mate self-hook­ing rig, but most fish­eries only al­low run­ning inline feed­ers.

By twist­ing a 6ins length of line on which a run­ning inline feeder will run, a bolt ef­fect is cre­ated as a fish takes the bait. The feeder then slides up the line, hit­ting the knot used to tie the twisted sec­tion off, and so help­ing to set the hook.

How­ever, should the line break, the feeder can eas­ily be pulled free and over the knot.

1 Make a 6ins length of twisted line. 2 Do this by twist­ing the line in dif­fer­ent di­rec­tions. 3 Tie a knot at both ends to se­cure the twisted part. 4 The fin­ished twisted loop.

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