THE EXPERT’S VIEW IAN GEMSON
ALOT of anglers can spend a lot of time choosing a rig based on the features and conditions they have in front of them.
They will put in the hours honing their rigs and baits to achieve the best possible presentations.
However, I often spot a simple error when using swivel leads. Fortunately it can be easily fixed and makes the rig much more effective.
A short 12mm length of 3mm silicone slipped over the swivel ensures that the swivel can still do its job, but almost totally eliminates lateral movement.
This ensures that when the fish picks up your hookbait it will feel the point of the hook much quicker.
When fishing for pressurised, wary carp, little edges like this will help you bag you more fish.
Little tweaks can make a huge difference.
Slipped over the swivel, this almost totally eliminates lateral movement, leading to more hook-ups.
With the sleeve in place on the lead of the swivel the fish feels the hookpoint that bit quicker and the rig’s bolt effect comes into full play.