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