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

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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.

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