Chub-only rig is im­pos­si­ble

Angling Times (UK) - - WELCOME -

MARTIN Bowler’s piece this week (pages 32-34) is as evoca­tive as ever, es­pe­cially re­gard­ing what gits chub can be to catch on hair-rigged baits. For those for whom only bar­bel ‘count’, that’s a real ben­e­fit be­cause, with their pre­hen­sile lips, bar­bel are suck­ers for hair rigs, and in­creas­ing the length of the hair re­duces the like­li­hood of chub!

My ex­pe­ri­ence of chub is that they pre­fer to feed off bot­tom, but if all they have in front of them is on the river bed they will tail-up and pick the bait up in their lips... and re­ject it if it seems in the least iffy.

Martin de­scribes his du­alpur­pose chub-and-bar­bel rig ex­pertly. If only there was a means of ig­nor­ing bar­bel bites when wait­ing for a chub! As it is, you need to keep a con­stant eye on your rods or you’ll lose them!

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