Share
Share
Pin
Features
23 Nov 2016
by CARPology
Do Zigs move around underwater?
Fed up of listening with bleeding ears to the lake bore who knows absolutely everything and everything?

The myth

‘Don’t fish Zigs in windy weather. The Zig will be laying over in the water or bouncing around because the wind/tow and the fish are on the deck anyway because it’s lower pressure.’

The reality

“I’ll deal with the last point first. Whilst there is a tendency to fish Zigs on higher pressure warmer days and down on the deck when the pressure drops and it gets windy, that’s not always the correct thing to do. There’s absolutely nothing at all to say that the fish will not still be mid-water if there’s a big wind on, and we often see fish crashing on windy days. It’s a complete myth that the water will be choppy below the surface. After about a foot down the water settles completely and I have been in the sea in 3ft waves only to sink below the surface madness to find it was mega calm. In fact, on a windy day after a warm spell the highest oxygen levels will be at the surface so a bait presented just below that can be a winner.

“And as for Zigs lying down because of tow, what a load of tosh. They may lean over a bit, but they certainly don’t lie flat or bounce around.”

Also Recommended
How much do Zigs move under the surface?
19 May 2016
Features
How much do Zigs move under the surface?
CARPology’s resident diver and top angler, Rob Hughes answers another CARPology.net reader’s question…
19 May 2016  /  00:00 am  /  by Rob Hughes
Features
Get more out of your Zig rigs
08 Nov 2016
Rigs
Get more out of your Zig rigs
Stop looking back at your end-of-session catch card and thinking, ‘I could have caught more’ thanks to these Zig rig tips
08 Nov 2016  /  16:11 pm  /  by CARPology
Rigs
Nigel Sharp's top zig rig tips
30 Aug 2016
Rigs
Nigel Sharp's top zig rig tips
Go against the grain for more success with zig rigs according to Nigel Sharp
30 Aug 2016  /  11:29 am  /  by Nigel Sharp
Rigs
Zig in the game
30 Aug 2016
Features
Zig in the game
Avid Carper Mat Woods gives his opinions on how the finer details make a huge difference when Zig Rig fishing…
30 Aug 2016  /  11:23 am  /  by CARPology
Features
Where to fish Zig Rigs
10 Aug 2016
Features
Where to fish Zig Rigs
Where to cast your Zigs
10 Aug 2016  /  09:37 am  /  by CARPology
Features
Would you use a Zig Rig in a lake with a depth of 5ft or below?
05 Jul 2016
Features
Would you use a Zig Rig in a lake with a depth of 5ft or below?
We ask our panel of experts...
05 Jul 2016  /  13:32 pm  /  by CARPology
Features
What's the best set-up for the Adjustable Zig Rig?
02 Jun 2016
Rigs
What's the best set-up for the Adjustable Zig Rig?
What's the best set-up etc. for the Adjustable Zig Rig and do you have any tricks on how to avoid tangles?
02 Jun 2016  /  10:41 am  /  by Elliott Gray
Rigs
New Fox drops...
13 May 2016
Reviews
New Fox drops...
Including: a Black Label pod (ooooh), some fluoro coloured Zig Alignas and a clever Chod-related product – but first: sleeping bags…
13 May 2016  /  00:00 am  /  by CARPology
Reviews
Zigs in spring
23 Mar 2016
Columnists
Zigs in spring
Bait-Tech's John Bassili reveals how to get the most out of zigs this spring
23 Mar 2016  /  00:00 am  /  by John Bassili
Columnists
Just like the real thing
15 Mar 2016
Reviews
Just like the real thing
Kev Hewitt, Stu Lennox and Sean Leverett are already huge fans of ESP’s new Zig collection – and going by the attention to detail on their new Zig Bugs, we’re pretty sure you will be too
15 Mar 2016  /  00:00 am  /  by CARPology
Reviews
The unassuming zig
07 Jan 2016
Rigs
The unassuming zig
Finally: a zig rig article with a difference thanks to Ash Haveron's seven-year's experience using them
07 Jan 2016  /  00:00 am  /  by CARPology
Rigs
Nigel Sharp on Zig Rigs
10 Dec 2015
Rigs
Nigel Sharp on Zig Rigs
There have been many methods and tactics used over the decades, but here’s Nigel Sharp’s top ten which have seemingly dominated the big carp scene for the past 20 years - next up, the Zig Rig.
10 Dec 2015  /  00:00 am  /  by Nigel Sharp
Rigs