Korum quick stop hair rigs are my favourite innovation of the last few years. They make fishing the method feeder a breeze as its simple to change baits and quickly put your bait back on after a catch. This is the top product on the market for this and one I use if I’m fishing a match carp water.
How to use quick stop hair rigs
This guide takes into account that you have them attached to your swivel/ rig already. (This is my way of using them and others may vary!)
- Drill your bait – The quick stops are rather soft so if you’re putting them through a boilie or pellet it needs a small hole through first. The maximum size bait I’d personally use would be a 12mm boilie on a hook size 10 rig. If you’re using sweetcorn I’d still push your needle through first to make a hole. You can go as far as triple sweet corn if you are using a standard size.
- Push the quick stop through – Simple as that, get your special Korum needle in the end of the quick stop and then push it through your bait. Pull the needle back out and then twist the top to secure the bait.
- Cast it out! – You’re done and as this is the casual carper site its time to “sit back and catch carp”.
Sizes available from Korum
Firstly there are 2 lengths of hook links to consider, short = 4 inches and long = 15 inches. Unfortunately, there isn’t currently a medium length option but we’d like to see one in time.
Hook size guide – all available in barbed or barbless (our preferred option)
- Size 10, 10lb break strain – This is my choice of size in the 4″ version, perfect for carp fishing on the open method feeder and strong enough if they put up a fight. The biggest carp I’ve landed on one of these is 13lb 4oz so if you play the fish right you’ve got plenty of extra in them.
- Size 12, 8lb break strain – This is decent for smaller carp waters, useful for mixed coarse and carp waters.
- Size 14 – 7lb break strain – Again okay on waters with small carp but will struggle if you hit a double if there’s fish that big in the water I’d go with a bigger size.
- Size 16 – 6lb break strain – Perfect for feeder fishing at mixed coarse waters – I’m a fan of this size for a bit of summer tench fishing if I’m having a break from the carp.
Here’s some carp I’ve recently caught using these hair rigs-
Here are the setups I used –
1 – This is a 12mm white popup, I find these fish really well on match/ runs waters that have lots of smaller carp in (sub 10lb).
2- This is a 12mm boilie bottom bait on a rig, a 12mm seems to be the right size for this size or rig.
3 – This is one of my winter fishing tips, a trimmed down Pineapple, Butyric and Black Pepper oil 15mm wafter that is fished over matching boilie crumb.
If you’ve got any questions about these rigs or anything carp related then drop me a message on twitter @casual_carper