View Full Version : Yet another Chod Question

11-04-2005, 20:49
Seems to be alot of Chod Rig questions kicking around at the moment so I thought I would jump on the band wagon.

My question is do you have to use leadcore for a chod rig, is there a way of using something else apart from leadcore ( i.e. Anchor tube ) or does this change the pricipal to much ????

12-04-2005, 09:05
Cant see why not - as long as its a nice mong length..... big ring of unilink on the tubing the same as on the leadcore....oh and as small a unilink as practicable.... http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/smile.gif

12-04-2005, 09:28
he he he, he said nice mong length and big ring http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/smile.gif

12-04-2005, 09:54

12-04-2005, 09:57
That's rude http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/smile.gif

12-04-2005, 13:01
A bit controversal, soo here it goes:-
Are these type of rigs really necessary?
Forexample, years ago I fished a silty water were you would sink upto your knees+ if you waded down the margin, however, when casting a 2 oz lead as hard as poss. into the same margin the shape of the bottom of a standard lead prevented penetration (leave it!) more than an inch!! (wading out to check).
Am currently fishing a very silty shallow lake with depths to only 3 ft and doing well on small inline pear korda leads with short hklinks. Also I prefer the lead to be in-line for more effective hooking purposes. Did try a chod rig on one rod to start with, but soon reverted back to this set-up as I felt more confident with the direct pull on the fish when fishing against snags. (Printable) comments welcome! http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/blush.gif

12-04-2005, 13:03
The magic about rigs is.... you use what your happy with....... http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/smile.gif

12-04-2005, 13:13
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The magic about rigs is....

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....that they catch fish, ever

12-04-2005, 13:22
hence my favoured setup of concertina sliding rig 18 inch black spider, size 10 nash outpoint with double whiskered 20mm catchum hovver bait with 5 inches of drinking straw tube and a three ounce gardner black lead on sylcast black mono.
the pro's choice
failing that a helichopper with a bit of braid and a sharp hook could be the silt rig of your dreams !

12-04-2005, 13:28
cast out and pull it back out of the silt. Your hook must be aqequately protected to do this (PVA) Easy

12-04-2005, 13:31
You being a Northern chap, I thought you would know to never pull back after chucking out into silt ! Don't ask me why but I always, and the same goes for mates, catch more not pulling back.

12-04-2005, 13:58
I've 'unplugged' leads .. generally I do leave them be though...
had one water which was a bit of a freak.. think I was basically fishing in liquid [censored] ! It was quite a common phenomenon to cath fish that had silt lines up to half the body !!!! http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/shocked.gif
they were literally two tone black from head to pelvics ! horrid lake, those poor fish !

12-04-2005, 14:22
Never found that Harv, and yes being a Northen Lad, I've fished more than my fair share of silty waters. I'm fishing one now where the silt goes up to 5ft. I always do better by pulling out http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/smile.gif

You have no idea why you catch more not pulling back?

12-04-2005, 14:36
silt is a broad term and varies significantly.
as most know it's a case of finding a method that works.. depth to be fished in.
like I said sticky silt and clay I like to unplug and cater in the helicopter set up .. liquid [censored] with solid underneath at some point it's a case of trial and error.
I worry too much sometimes ! http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/crazy.gif