“First off, the shorter the hooklink the better. If you’re fishing a PVA bag with 100 food items inside, they are not going to move too far from the lead – especially in the cold water, so a shorter hooklink is going to prick them quicker. Secondly – and very importantly – the more supple the hooklink the better. For this, I either use a full braid, something like ESP’s Sink Link or I remove all the coating from a hooklink material. Whichever you choose, make sure it’s light and supple, because the key is to make that hook turn over extremely easily, which given that there is no weight on the hook (a standard boilie bottom bait rig has), can be hard with a stiff material.
“Hook sizing, I use either a size 8 or 10; I don’t go much bigger if I’m using the Mag-Aligner. However, if I do want to use a bigger hook I will move over to the Medusa Rig. When it comes to “edges” for this presentation, I either add a piece of maize or a fake maggot to the Hair, as this keeps the hook and ball of maggots separated, plus it knocks a bit of weight off the hook as well.”
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