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Distance Lead Type 1

This is a lead often used by carp anglers. This lead and clip set up is designed to allow a lot of movement between the lead and the clip.  It also allows the lead to sink into soft silt, effectively increasing the weight of the lead on the take from the fish. This can help you get good hook holds because the extra weight helps pull the hook home.      

However, if this set up is fished on bottoms of gravel or thin silt the lead will not sink into the bottom material. In this case the weight of the lead is not getting to the point of the hook quick enough because of the excessive amount of movement between the lead and the clip. This can lead to the carp dropping the bait before the hook is set home.  

Result  - missed takes!
Disagree. This is not what i would call safe... Flourocarbon leader, leader knot and tail rubber....no matter how far back you cut it you are risking that rubber jamming against the leader knot. And if that happens you have a big lump of lead jammed on there also as its running on the line. I would not call this a safe rig at all?
But this method wouldn't dump and get rid of the lead if say you got snagged up, having the lead free running like this could easily damage the fish and could even aid in you losing fish
Interesting rig I used a slack line to catch this one.
Great rig design, trouble is with so many new carpers entering the sport without having any or very little fishing knowledge much of what is shown here may as well be in chinese, a sad situation but true in many cases. <br>I teach carp fishing and have the idea that as simple as possible is the way to go, trying not to over complicate things to much to new carpers. <br>The rig I teach is the basic no nonsence rig. <br>Your hook length between 3&quot;-8&quot; (knotless knot) Mono or braided line eg Snakeskin etc <br>Tied to a good Quality swivel.no cheap chinese poundshop purchaces. <br>large rubber bead pierced with baiting needle threaded on mainline first so a little resistance when sliding the bead up and down the line. shock rig style. <br>Followed by an inline lead with tail trimed back so it has very free movement. <br>followed by another large rubber bead.. <br>This is then tied to the hooklength swivel. <br>On testing every rig out there this was shown to be the safest. in every situation. <br>this rig works and is only ment for the novice carper as a starting point, and even now after carping for over 32yrs in most situations I still use it regualy here and abroad. <br>Not taking anything away from the rig you use in any way, in fact out of the many so called safe rigs out there yours is one of the best I've seen, and will give it a go this season. <br>

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