The Bottom Bait Chod Rig
Adam Penning's step-by-step guide...
As with all rigs you are looking to achieve an accessible, concealed and tangle-free presentation.
Aggressive casts when fishing at distance can often leave rigs prone to tangles and therefore a stiff-style rig with maximum anti- tangle properties is required. For this I use a fine-tuned ‘Bottom Bait Chod Rig’, fished helicopter style.
As the name suggests, this rig was discovered after accidentally attaching a bottom bait to a traditional Chod rig. It was only when unhooking the resulting fish that I discovered my ‘error’, but the hook hold suggested that this rig was equally as effective on the deck.
The Bottom Bait Chod features a few minor tweaks to the traditional buoyant setup such as a supple hair to increase hook rotation and a small loop incorporated at the swivel end for added movement, allowing the rig to be approached from any angle.