Angling Times (UK) - - TACTICS -

Small bags of crumb threaded down the hook­link also help to stop rig tan­gles by trap­ping the hair. I can’t stress enough the im­por­tance of mak­ing sure that your hair can’t twist around the hook on the cast. This is one of the big­gest causes of poor hookholds, and, as such, I will al­ways trap a con­ven­tional soft hair in po­si­tion so that it can’t ‘wrap’.

You don’t even have to use a PVA bag of crumb. A bit of Dis­solv­ing Rig foam or a small piece of PVA tape trap­ping the hair in place will both do the job, with the sec­ond of these op­tions barely adding any re­sis­tance to the cast either, which is an im­por­tant con­sid­er­a­tion when you’re fish­ing at max­i­mum range. You can even use the tag end of a PVA mesh bag of free­bies that you’ve nicked on to the hook!

BE­LOW: Dis­solv­ing foam, PVA mesh or PVA tape can all be used to en­sure the hair doesn’t twist around the hook on the cast.

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