A safe bolt rig for the Method?
How to make a twisted loop
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.