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03 Nov 2017
by CARPology
How to critically balance your hookbait
Follow these simple steps to critically balance your hookbaits

1 Start by running the hooklink on a slow sinking, supple material - something with less density than leadcore like lead-free leader materials or mono.

2 Use a super-buoyant pop-up that will lift the line or leader that it’s running upon off the bottom slightly – this gives scope to balance the pop-up.

3 Mould a little rig putty around the hooklink swivel and test the rig in the margin, continue until the rig initially lifts the leader but then slowly sinks.

4 The finished ‘critically balanced’ set-up will come to rest delicately over the contours of the lakebed and fly-up into the mouth of feeding carp!

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