Learn how to rescue rigs
Add these clever attractors and start getting bites
46 Why some clever attractors boost bites.
WE ALL like to be well prepared for our fishing. Some of us take mountains of gear to the beach in a bid to cover every eventuality. Others might start preparing their tackle weeks in advance of a big trip or a competition, but there are always the odd times you get caught out.
Maybe you forgot the heavy weights, ran out of shockleader, or left your waterproofs at home. There is nothing more frustrating.
There is one scenario that catches out many anglers on multiple occasions, and it is quite possibly one of the worst.
Watching other people pull in fish while you struggle because you don’t have quite the right rigs is really disheartening. No matter how hard you try, the fish don’t want to come near your baits. Your rigs might not be working for a number of reasons, such as being too short, too heavy or too light.
I keep a few handy products in my box of bits that can help rescue ineffective rigs. The best thing about them is you can add them to your rigs on the beach. No dismantling rigs or tying knots, you simply hook them on.
I’m sure a lot of you might have heard of Bone Bass gum attractors by now. These are little rubber attractors that glow unlike anything else. The addition of these to you rigs can really help you start getting bites.
With these methods of using hookable attractors, you don’t need anything extra on your hooklength to prevent them moving around on a flapping rig.
However, the Bone Bass Rubber Gums and Flotter Balls might benefit from a power-gum stop knot behind them for extra security, especially if you are going to use them on a clipped-down rig to cast long distances. Again, you don’t need to cut your rig apart though.
All of these are great to have stashed away in your box just in case the fishing gets tough, you notice someone else catching on them, or you just fancy a change. They can, more often than not, turn around a fairly average session into a hectic fish-filled one without the need to start dismantling rigs and tying knots on the beach.