High-pro­file pop-ups

Anglers Mail - - Anglers -

THE trend is for rigs to have pop-ups that sit as low to the lakebed as pos­si­ble, us­ing the buoy­ancy of the bait to sit the hook up, pro­tect­ing sharp­ened points catch­ing any de­bris, such as leaves or twigs, that might ham­per its ef­fec­tive­ness.

The Ron­nie rig (pic­tured be­low) is the clas­sic case in point, with the pop-up sitting al­most in­dis­tin­guish­able from free of­fer­ings. But there’s plenty of mileage in a pop-up that is much more ob­vi­ous and, whilst not fash­ion­able, a bait popped well up has ac­counted for many big carp.

Here’s how to cre­ate just such a rig… Us­ing

10-12 lb mono, whip a knot­less knot around a wide gape hook. Make sure that you have plenty of link ma­te­rial, as the fin­ished rig is best left long.

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