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11-09-2005, 12:33
hi all,

just started using the gardner subterfuge flourocarbon, nice stuff. however ive seen alot of people mentioning supple braided hairs, i'm using the flouro straight through at the moment which is giving me a stiff hair.

have any of you seen noticable changes in the hooking quality of the rig using supple hairs and if so, what is the best way to form the supple hair?

Rich. http://www.cemexangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/wink.gif

12-09-2005, 08:37

I've never used a stiff hair before as i dont believe it allows the bait to act naturally on the intake and eject from the carps mouth.

if using a stiff hooklink i would suggest making up a knotless knotted hook with long hair and loop back through the hook eye with a rig ring on and blob the hair with a lighter.

get some supple braid and do an overhand loop, snip off the excess and thread onto the rig ring and roberts your fathers brother ! http://www.cemexangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/wink.gif


12-09-2005, 14:15
Are you shaw it's not Bob's your uncle? http://www.cemexangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/grin.gif

12-09-2005, 18:18
are we related Gareth?

also - i dont agree with the 'braid hair' mentality on stiff rigs.
i only use stiff hairs, there are many reasons and thoughts behind it but i've always been happy with the results and hookholds i've achieved.

12-09-2005, 20:34
Hi Rich,

I have been using flourocarbon hooklenghts for yaers and have 110% faith using the flurocarbon straight through.

I have caught using the rig over baited spots and with single hookbaits.

Put the rig on the right spot and it will catch you a lot of Carp.

12-09-2005, 21:42
if your using a bottom bait you can use the stiff hair but if you intend to use a balanced bottom bait you will need to use supple braid as the hair to avoid the hook sitting upside down and making it harder to turn

13-09-2005, 08:41
not as far as i know mr mauler ! http://www.cemexangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/crazy.gif