Carp Q&A

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QMy lo­cal club wa­ter doesn’t al­low braid or lead­core and the max­i­mum hook size per­mit­ted is a 12. Can you sug­gest an easy rig to tie? Alan Rus­sell, via email

JAKE WILDBORE: I take it you mean that you can’t use a braided hook­link? If this is the case and with the hook ban as it is, I imag­ine there aren’t too many big fish in the lake? If this is so, then a sim­ple mono or ny­lon hook­link would be per­fect, some­thing of a 12lb break­ing strain. I would tie just a sim­ple knot­less knot and add some small sil­i­cone over the eye to act as the shrink tub­ing. This is how I fish my zigs and it has never let me down, even with larger fish.

In the face of club re­stric­tions, a sim­ple mono hook­link will suf­fice

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