What rig for barbel on nat­u­ral baits?

Should the feeder be fixed or not?

Angling Times (UK) - - TIPS & TACTICS -

I’VE never re­ally fished small par­ti­cle baits for barbel on my lo­cal River Sev­ern, al­ways pre­fer­ring the pel­let and boilie ap­proach even in win­ter.

How should my rig dif­fer for us­ing mag­gots and cast­ers as op­posed to pel­lets?

Tim Swift, Per­shore

THE rig won’t dif­fer greatly for fish­ing small par­ti­cles in the feeder, and it all de­pends on whether you want the feeder to run on the main­line or be semi-fixed to cre­ate a bit of a bolt rig ef­fect. The lat­ter is how some match an­glers fish when af­ter num­bers of small barbel.

Check out the sim­ple rig here, which runs inside a loop in the main­line and is semi-fixed…

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