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To make your own carp rig, start by forming the “hair” by creating a loop knot on the end of a length of fishing line. Then, attach the bait to your rig by threading the hair through it and holding it in place with a bait stop. Slide a hook onto the rig and tie a knotless knot to secure to the line.

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  • What is a carp rig and how to make one?

  • A carp rig is a fishing setup attached to the end of your line that uses a bait ball to catch large carp. They’re easy to make and very effective. To make your own carp rig, start by forming the “hair” by creating a loop knot on the end of a length of fishing line.

  • How do you make a hair rig?

  • All you really need to make a hair rig is a size 4 wide gape carp hook and a 7-10” piece of 20lb braided hooklink. To tie the hooklink onto your hook, you can use a knotless knot, leaving about 1-1.5” of the hooklength hanging from the hook eye. This extra piece, with a small loop in the end, will be your hair.

  • How do you attach bait to a fishing rig?

  • Then, attach the bait to your rig by threading the hair through it and holding it in place with a bait stop. Slide a hook onto the rig and tie a knotless knot to secure to the line. Add a small swivel to the end of the rig so you can attach it to your fishing line, and you’re all set!

  • What is hair on a carp fishing hook?

  • Usually, the hair is the length of the line where the bait is attached underneath the hook. Because of this, the hook will embed on the lower lip of the fish most often. In most carp fishing scenarios, the length of the hook link is generally different.