German Rig

My step by step guide to my take on the German Rig. Which is a great addition to any carp anglers armour.


All the components you will ever need.

Step 1

Spotted Fin Turning Point curved shank Hooks, the perfect pattern and the correct one for this rig and the Ronnie Rig.

Step 2

Take a small length of stiff shrink tubing with is a important factor for this rig, not to be overlooked.

Step 3

Using a kwik change clip, put through the eye of the hook and Slide the shrink tubing down and over the swivel.


Step 4

Heat carefully over a kettle

Step 5

Take two hook beads and a tiny swivel and thread them on bead, swivel, bead.



Step 6

Get a length of floss and thread through the tiny swivel.


Step 7

Put a Wafters on a baiting needle and attach to the floss.


And pull down a gently pushing the tiny swivel into the bait.

Step 8

Trim the floss and blob down with a lighter.

Step 9

Get a length of FinSkin semi stiff coated hook link and tie onto the ring swivel.



Step 10

Tie a loop in the other end

Step 11

Thread a bit of tubing over the top to protect the knot and eliminate tangles.

And the result of the perfect tackle, bait combination


Hope this helps



About richardhandel

I would like to give a brief snap shot of my life and introduce myself; My name is Richard Handel and was born in 1965 in Suffolk. I have worked as a UK Operation & Intermodule Manager for a shipping company. I live in Hampshire now and am married with 2 young children, both girls so I am a bit outnumbered even the cat is a girl! I have been fishing since I was about 7 years old. I started on small local rivers in Suffolk, then moved onto gravel pits and then carp fishing. My personal best is a 39.08 mirror, over recent years I have started river fishing again, on the Hampshire Avon, this is a nice break from the carp lakes. My life has turned a big corner this year, the company I was working for relocated their Operation centre to Estonia. I was offered a job at the head office in London. This would have meant a 5 day commute and working in Stratford. As a family, we did not fancy this, as I would hardly spend any time with the children (and the Mrs). So after 22.5 years, I was given a nice redundancy package and with my wife is working full time. I became the house husband. This has meant a complete turn around in my fishing, as I can pick and choose when I go. I have found a splendid new syndicate to fish this year, which includes 5 lakes and some 8 miles of river with only 150 members. It's an amazing change to the way I am able to fish. I am now trying to start my own tackle business and make a bit of a name for myself in the world of fishing, as I have retired from real work. Richard
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