Rig presentation is everything to big-carp specialist Richard Farnham. He's always looking for a better way to present his bait, especially when tackling waters such as the renown Horton Church lake - where takes are very few and far between.
Many years ago, during a full season tackling the venue where blanks are common, he set to work creating a new rig that might well transform those tentative pick-ups that carp can give into full-blown runs.
The idea was to create a rig where the carp found it absolutely impossible to suck up the bait and eject it without the hook point connecting with the fish - and so his reversed hair-rig was formed.
This rig transformed a terrible season on the venue. After a little tinkering with the set-up, and adding tungsten putty to pin the braided hooklength down, and flying backleads to sink the mainline to the bottom, Richard began to get runs.
His newly developed reversed hair-rig produced a new personal best carp for Richard - Shoulders at 42lb 8oz. This proves without a shadow of a doubt that this rig can effectively be used to effectively fish for very shy and wily carp.