Tom Dove's version of the Spinner rig for the Solid PVA Bag
You will see that Tom Dove (along with Neil Spooner, Danny Fairbrass etc) almost exclusively uses this style of rig in the Korda films to devasting effect. This version of the Spinner Rig is made for PVA Bags, made with a supple braid to allow the rig to be placed inside your solid bag without fear of tangles or the rig not sitting right. Simply add a small amount of pellets or crushed boilies in the bottom of your pva bag, place your Tom Dove Style PVA Bag Spinner rig on top, drop your weight in and then pack the rest of your bag out with free offerings. You can guarantee that your hookbait will be sat over a nice tasty pile of free offerings which carp can not resist. Because of the short hook length it only takes a small movement from the Carp for the Rig to become tight to the lead causing the hook to be pulled in to the lip - The resulting bite is normally savage!
I also offer this rig with a range of shrink tube kicker colours, you can either try to blend everything in and conceal your hook etc or you can do what Korda do and that's use a bright kicker and play on a Carps naturally inquisitive nature where in the films you can see the fish actually go and investigate the rig and hopefully find your bait.
Unlike a Ronnie or Turbo German rig where you would normally use a Curve Shank hook, Tom favours a Krank hook because the off-set point and aggressive curve of the shank result in a even better hook up ratio and outstanding hook holds. After many years of using this rig this is what he found works best and has far less dropped fish compared to a curve shank hook.
Its all these little tweaks that adds those couple of extra percentage of chances in your favour.
This rig is very similar to the Ronnie Rig or the Turbo German rig, with the exception of the large ring is removed on the swivel, this gives a slightly different reaction to the rig. Tom Dove also only puts a small bit of shrink tube over the eye of the hook, leaving the barrel of the specialist swivel exposed so it gives more movement and reaction to a bite.
This particular style of rig can be used with practically all bait types from wafters to pop ups to tiger nuts critically balanced using some cork.
The spinner rig can be used very effectively on the helicopter style set up, simply adjust your bead accordingly.
If you are new to the Spinner rig then our pre tied Spinner rigs mean you can start fishing quickly and confidently.
To get the best out of this rig you should test it in the margin prior to casting out to ensure the presentation is perfect, for a wafter you want your hook laying flat, if you find your bait lifts the hook up simply trim your bait with some scissors until you get it so the hook is flat but the bait is hovering just about the hook helping to mask it from view. If you are using a pop up then you want the hook to sit upright. You might need to add some putty around the crimp nearest to the hook to help counter balance the buoyancy of your hook bait.
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