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My new rig for carp fishing . The Missouri Rig

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This worked better than expectations . I fished two days with it and caught  bunches of carp and the rig worked flawlessly . Patterned after the hair rig popular in Europe , I came up with this on the spot . I used Wheaties/commercial catfish food mixture dough-ball for bait . The small treble hook is barbless and its soul purpose to hold the dough-ball on, although it hooks and helps keep the fish on too . Next is a size 8 Octopus hook [slid on not tied]  with a piece of tubing stripped from electrical wire ,slid on the shank . Slide the tubing on the line before sliding on the hook .You want the tubing to fit tight  so experiment with different gauge wire .This keeps the bait in the correct position when the carp blows the bait out , A bobber stop keeps it in place . Tied onto a regular slip weight rig [ Carolina rig] .  I use a heavy weight and tight line . When the carp inhales the bait it feels the resistance and blows it back out . The octopus hook catches the lip the carp spooks and bolts hooking itself  .  Also caught four channel cats and a buffalo .  

 

A picture is worth a thousand words .

 

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thats interesting. I would probably use an oatmeal ball with that rig. And put a bead between the swivel and egg sinker. I would use it. 

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3 minutes ago, MassBass said:

thats interesting. I would probably use an oatmeal ball with that rig. And put a bead between the swivel and egg sinker. I would use it. 

I didnt want to use a treble hook , but it was the only thing I came up with to hold the dough ball on . It worked well and goig barbless   caused minimal damage .

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Nothing wrong with using a small treble i reckon. I have hauled them in on trebles with nightcrawlers, and one time I caught one on a treble with corn, but with the three points tipped with a salmon egg. The fish were fine with the treble in their lip. I used to gill them- now that can really damage the fish.     

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Interesting rig. How do you keep the turtles away? Every time I do carp fishing during the warm time of the year they drive me nuts.

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BB gun ,

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Neat looking rig! I haven't fished for carp yet but want to some day. That seems like a clever idea for keeping them hooked.

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The barbless treble hook is just a bait holder . The single hook gets inhaled along with the bait .. When the carp blows  the bait out its the single hook that catches , causing the fish to bolt .  

 

Its  works the same way as the Hair Rig the Europeans use for carp .   This is an easier , simpler version . 

 

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8 minutes ago, Neil McCauley said:

My new carp fishing rig

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If I was going to eat them , I would use one of those . I did it as a teenager and then I had a severely wounded  fish  that I had no intention on eating . I'm a little more  sympathetic now days .

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My new rig for kayak carp: MM rod and LC LVRD7

 

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48 minutes ago, Choporoz said:

My new rig for kayak carp: MM rod and LC LVRD7

 

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Trying to get them to  hit it with their tail is the tricky part . Takes a lot of skill .

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Pretty tough tails, too.  Guy towed me for nearly 15 minutes

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This thread made me think of something. What if you tied a knotless knot hair rig onto a small treble and rigged it just like a hair rig. There would be three times more points to ***** the fish and make it spook/bolt. I put something together that might work. Ill try it sometime. The picture isn't that great but you should get the concept.   11521319391.jpg

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