THE NS RIG’S MECHANICS
Halfway up the hooklink Nigel pinches on two BB shot. This helps to pull the hook home on the take. The hook is nicked through the stripped back, supple end of the hooklink. Below the eye of the hook Nigel leaves an inch of stiff fluorocarbon inner to act
Find the point where the stiff inner ends and then line it up with the eye of the hook, as shown here. Gauge the length of hooklink you need to tie an overhand knot to form the hair loop for attaching the hookbait. After attaching the bait, nick the hook through the hooklink roughly opposite the hookpoint. Tease the outer braid of the Hydrolink back to reveal the fluorocarbon core, then cut it using scissors. Now carefully remove the stiff inner core from the long, main section of the hooklink. You are left with a soft braided hooklnk, with an ‘invisible’ stiff fluorocarbon kicker just below the hook.