CARP FISHING RIGS | HOW TO TIE THE MAG ALIGNER RIG

CARP FISHING RIGS | HOW TO TIE THE MAG ALIGNER RIG

by Angling Times |

Want to catch carp in the winter? Then this is the rig you’re going to need. With the carp having a reduced metabolism and appetite, now is not the time to pile in mountains of boilies, yet a carefully presented pile of ‘wrigglers’ can soon get your bobbins dancing.

As far as maggot rigs go, the mag aligner really does takes some beating. By using a large PVA mesh bag of maggots tied to a big rig ring by the lead, the mag aligner is virtually tangle-proof on the cast.

What’s more, using a fake maggot as a line aligner over the hook makes the rig extremely hard for the carp to deal with, leading to reel-churning runs in even the coldest weather

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A) TERMINAL SET-UP

Use a lead clip rig or a helicopter set-up.

B) LARGE RIG RING

Leave a tag end on the PVA bag knot and tie it to a large rig ring.

C) ANCHOR POINT

Nick the hook into the bag before casting to help prevent tangles.

HOW TO MAKE A MAG ALIGNER

  1. Pierce the underside of the fat end of a fake maggot with a baiting needle and run it along the base until it exits the pointed end.
HOW TO MAKE A MAG ALIGNER
  1. Tie a hook on to the end of your hooklink using a grinner knot. Grab the hooklink with the baiting needle and thread on the fake maggot.
HOW TO MAKE A MAG ALIGNER
  1. When complete it should look like this. The hooklink should exit the maggot from the underside. This helps the hook to flip over.
HOW TO MAKE A MAG ALIGNER
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