6 - BAG IT UP
Fishing is trendy, and there are lots of different trends that people follow. Beards, woolly jumpers, tracksuits back in the day even... and the same goes for rigs.
The hinged stiffy and reverse combi are both really good rigs that catch a lot of fish, but sometimes they can be over-complicated for the job in hand.
The presentation you get with a small boilie popped up over a solid PVA bag of pellets is almost as good as it gets for an awful lot of angling situations.
PVA bags are one-stop snack shops for the carp, and if one comes in to feed it will almost always pick up the hookbait too. Just be a little careful of fishing them over deep, soft silt – they can sink in and get buried…
PVA bags offer perfect presentation.