Help with Rig for River Fishing Please

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AL_Peters

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Can someone tell me the best rig for quiver tip fishing on rivers and also a site with diagrams on how to set them up.

Thanks in advance

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keith

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Al,

I have found a couple of rigs useful when tipping on rivers but the flow and target species are the most important consideration on which i use at the time.

Rig 1 A paternoster rig with a tail of 3inches to the feeder or bomb and a hooklength of between 1ft and 4ft.This i use on slow sluggish rivers for bream and small fish like roach and perch.If i am getting sucked maggots or smashed casters without seeing the bite on the tip shorten the hooklength until you do.

Rig 2 for faster/medium flows.

Place a swivel inside a loop and tie 2 more smaller loops so you end up with 3 loops.The larger loop containing the swivel.Attach a feeder/bomb to the swivel and hooklength to the smallest loop.Shorten hooklength as in rig depending on bites.

Cannot help with rig diagrams but maybe someone else can.

Keith




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Hi Al,

Two types of rig are generally used, first the running rig consisting of a leger-stop and a link swivel with either a feeder or bomb on:
(and you asked for pictures [8D])




Or similar but using a small 3-6inch link atached to a swivel:




Next comes your rod position.
Three ways, either facing upstream, facing downstream or skywards beach-caster style.

Facing Upstream is not a very good method when fishing rivers as your line will be lifted by the flow and bite indication is generally poor. Plus you'll need more weight to hold bottom:



Facing Downstream is better as you'll need less weight because the water flow holds the line down rather than lift it up and bite indication is better:




Finally in realy fast or wide waters try and keep as much line out of the water as possible by having the rod facing skywards

Hope this helps,






Dave
 
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esox.20

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Keith, the loop method you mention is a tether rig. If the line snaps a fish is left towing the bomb.
A straight foreward running leger like Dave suggests takes some beating.
Using a leger stop allows all most instant adjustment of the hook length and if a snap link is used to attach a bomb or feeder then this to can be changed quickly.


chill out go fishing

 

AL_Peters

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Thanks very much Indeed for that guys i'll try the running one tommorow thanks again


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keith

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Esox,

Although i agree with what you say re tether rig i forgot to mention that I ALWAYS use a lighter BS for the hooklengths.I have not found it to be a problem and not snapped off before.I have had the hooklength go but never the line above the large loop.Perhaps I have been lucky and not connected to anything big enough to cause it to go but i will think about changing to "Daves Rig" next time i go out.

Keith




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esox.20

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Dont forget that your deliberatly making several weak points in your main line due to the number of knots you have to tie to make the 3 loop leger rig. I appreciate what your saying about the lighter hooklink but sods law applies. Rather than risk any problems I prefer not to use the 3 loop method.

chill out go fishing

 
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