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.