Gardner Hinged Stiff Rigs

Gardner

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The Hinged Stiff Rig is one of the most effective pop-up rigs there is, effectively offering the most consistent bait presentation of ‘pop-up’ and buoyant hookbaits possible! This rig is legendary simply because it has accounted for so many big fish over the years. It’s not an easy rig to...
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The Hinged Stiff Rig is one of the most effective pop-up rigs there is, effectively offering the most consistent bait presentation of ‘pop-up’ and buoyant hookbaits possible! This rig is legendary simply because it has accounted for so many big fish over the years. It’s not an easy rig to tie right though…

These ready tied Hinged Stiff Rigs are tied and supplied in the most versatile format, using the tried and tested 15lb Trip Wire hook section from our ready tied Chod Rigs that has been curved for optimum effectiveness and this is combined with a ‘skinned’ boom section. This style of boom section works well with both helicopter and lead clip style lead arrangements. The boom section is stiff enough to kick the hook bait away from the lead or leader, but supple enough to lay over if held up by a stone or twig on the lake bed.

The Hinged Stiff Rigs phenomenal effectiveness is down to a number of key mechanical characteristics:

  • It will reset even after being mouthed by a carp.
  • The super stiff ‘Trip Wire’ hook section and ‘D’ style loop and rig ring used to mount the hook bait means the hook goes in the right way (bend first) is free to twist and take hold as soon as the hook link tightens. *This configuration also offers exceptional ‘ant-eject’ properties.
  • By counterbalancing the buoyant hook bait so the rig settles gently to the lake bed, with the boom section laying the rig out away from the lead, you enhance the rigs effectiveness by ensuring the rig reacts immediately when mouthed by a browsing/feeding fish.

Just like Chod Rigs, it’s really important that you use a highly buoyant hookbait, one that holds the hook section upright. If the pop up doesn’t need to be counterbalanced (with additional Critical Mass Tungsten putty moulded around the top eye of the swivel) then they are not buoyant enough. Mould just enough tungsten putty around the top of the swivel so the hook bait sinks slowly.

If the 25lb Chod Skin boom section becomes kinked it can be straightened by gently ‘steaming it’. If you note the shape of the curve in the hook section you will be able to reset it after each fish. Also check the hook point. These checks and adjustments are important to maintain the rig’s performance.

RETURNS, REFUNDS & EXCHANGES

We are more than happy to exchange any unwanted items, provided they are returned unused, in perfect condition and in the original packaging within 14 days of delivery. Postage refunds will not be issued in such circumstances.

If we have made an error with your order, we will rectify it as soon as possible and cover the cost of any postage.

Please call us before returning any goods.

Please also remember to inspect your delivery carefully and notify us of any damage within 24 hours.

If an item has been damaged in transit we will replace it as quickly as we can. If an item has broken in normal use and it is within its warranty period, it must be returned to us along with a short note consisting of your name, address, a contact telephone number and an explanation outlining the circumstances of the damage.

Generally, items must be inspected by a manufacturer's representative before any replacements can be issued.

The goods in question need to be returned within 14 days of delivery.

Under these circumstances the return postage will be met by the customer.

Please remember to inspect your delivery carefully and notify us of any damage within 24 hours, we will then take the appropriate action.

If an item develops a fault during normal use and is within its warranty period, please return it with a note outlining the issue that has occurred, plus your name, address and a contact telephone number or E-mail address. Generally items must be inspected by a manufacturer’s representative before any replacement can be issued. If there is found to be a manufacturing fault any postage costs incurred by the customer will also be refunded.

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