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Tom Maker Rigs

Tom Maker's Version Of The 360 Rig

When it comes to a pop-up presentation, Tom doesn't look anywhere else...

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Tom Maker doesn’t really need an introduction… But we’ll give him one anyway! Over 70,000 of us have watched in awe at his chapter in Reflection Vol.2; 66k views for his Guest Sessions vid with Lewis Porter; he’s won multiple angling comps; he’s the kingpin on all of the Linear waters; he catches both numbers of carp and the big ‘uns, and when it comes to rigs, he’s known for just one set-up: the legendary 360º Rig…

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What you need:
Fox Edges Medium Curve hook (size 5)
20lb Illusion
Size 11 Ring Swivel
Micro Hook Ring Swivel
Hook Bead
Bait Floss
Anti-Tangle Sleeve


“I have used this rig for as long as I can remember, and I honestly cannot see me ever changing from it,” says Tom with a wry smile. “It does everything I need a rig to do: it perfectly presents a pop-up a nice distance off the lakebed, the Illusion boom means it is 99% tangle-proof, and the way the hook moves and spins makes it exceptionally hard for the carp to deal with. However, one thing I have found that massively improves the mechanics of the rig is to fish the pop-up with no additional putty, and instead shave the pop-up down so the rig sinks slowly and wafts around on the lakebed.” Nice tip, cheers Tom!  

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