Knowing how to tie and create an anti-eject rig can and will put you streets ahead in terms of putting more carp on your unhooking mat simply because this type of rig is really difficult for the carp to blow out their mouths, therefore there's a mugh hgher chance of the hook point hitting home.
In general, stiffened lines are not usually used as a hooklength for bottom bait presentations, but by adding a short and supple braided section between the hook and stiff hooklength gives the rig remarkable anti-eject qualities.
A great hook for this is a Mugga. This hook pattern has great turning properties in itself when a carp tries to blow the hook back out of its mouth, but add to this a sliding rig ring to create a ‘spit-back’ rig and the carp really do find this rig very difficult to eject. Another anti-eject aspect of this rig happens to be the ultra-stiff boom used to create most of the hooklength and the hinge created by the braid. The supple braid collapses in the carp’s mouth when the fish tries to eject the bait, the bait slides down the hook shank, the hook turns but the stiff boom prevents it coming all the way out. One nailed carp!
The stiff boom that is used is made and sold by Heathrow Bait Services. It’s 6 inches long and features swivels at either end. The business end - where the soft braided hinge is attached - features a very small swivel so as not to adversely affect the rig by weighting it down.
The lead is attached ‘on the side’ using a fi sh-safe Korda Lead Clip and Tail Rubber. If the lead were to become snagged the lead clip will come apart to release the lead and allow the angler to play the fish in safety.
This is a great rig to use in winter with small PVA bags of crushed boilies, and on the hair try using either two cut down (odd-shaped) boilies or a single bottom boilie. This is a cracking rig to try when bites are hard to come by.