The ‘Hinged Stiff Rig’ is a classic big fish carp rig, made popular by Terry Hearn. The rig incorporates two stiff materials joined together at a hinge. This ready made hinged stiff rig is a favorite for many carp anglers for a number of reasons which I will go into.
The stiff boom section means it is almost impossible to tangle, giving confidence that you are fishing spot on. If something was to disturb your rig it should then reset itself perfectly again. With the rig being so stiff it means the carp does not have to move far before it is hooked, usually as soon as the fish moves off with your hookbait it feels the resistance almost instantly. The short pop up section (which is basically a chod section) is also stiff and usually fished with a slight curve. This curve means that from wherever the carp sucks in the bait the rig should flip and catch the bottom lip every time. The rig is usually fished on a rotary helicopter set up; this is so that the stiff boom doesn’t end up imbedded in the lake bed. Other lead set ups can be used on a more solid lake bed.
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