Although pike anglers are always dreaming up rigs to
deal with specific situations or to overcome particular problems there are a couple
of simple rigs that are easy to set up with the most basic of tackle, and are
both successful and safe for the pike. They will also work well in most circumstances!
of these rigs involves the use of specialised tackle, and because they incorporate
floats you will have no need for expensive bite alarms to detect takes - provided
you keep a close watch on the floats!
first rig is a float leger rig for use with deadbaits. Set the rig up as shown
on the right, with the float slightly overdepth. As soon as the float starts to
move off or goes under you should strike.
all rigs ensure that your main line is at least fifteen pounds in breaking strain,
and that your wire traces are well made from wire of
at least 30lb test. Use a reliable knot to join trace