Don’t be without a Quick Change Bead
IT MAY seem a very small part of your rig, but a Quick Change Bead is one of the most important components. I USE one whenever I’m using a free-running feeder or bomb rig for carp and bream. This acts as a buffer bead to check the feeder, but at the same time it can be opened up into two halves in the style of a Stonfo connector. Insert your hooklength into the slot and push the bead together again to secure it in place. This way you can replace a hooklength within seconds.
You might want to change to a different hair rig for example, to go from a bait-banded pellet to a Quick Stop for something softer such as bread or corn.
Quick Change Beads are very easy to attach to the line for a safe, free-running set up. First thread on your bomb or feeder, or even a snaplink so you can try either. Then tie this simple half-blood knot… 1 With a fingernail, separate the bead into two component parts. 2 Thread mainline through the back of the bead, then the connector. 3 Bring line back on itself. Wind the end around the mainline six times. 4 Put end of the line through the hole between bead, and twist. 5 Wet knot and pull it steadily tight to form the half blood knot. 6 Trim tag end, feed loop into connector. Reassemble the bead.