Running Ledger combined with 2 Hook Flapper

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Running Ledger combined with 2 Hook Flapper

Post by rabbi2 » Mon Dec 06, 2010 11:01 am

This is a rig that I have used for over 50yrs now and with much success. I can't claim the design as I copied it from and old codger back in the 60s.

I am at a loss as to why it hasn't found more favour with others. It is so versatile due to the fact that it can be reversed so that the flappers can be used on the bottom with suitable sized hooks of course for the flatties whilst a larger hook for the whiting, cod etc. If you use the quick link for changing you hook at a whim it becomes so much easier.

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Sorry about the drawing as it's not one of my strong points
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keith :D :D

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Post by aston74 » Mon Dec 06, 2010 11:13 am

i sometimes use a pretty similar set up but in reverse
i use a snap swivel above the flapper rig and have a running hooklength, it looks good but its never caught naff all :D :D :D :D :D

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Post by rabbi2 » Mon Dec 06, 2010 11:18 am

That's what I mean, it can be used both in the conventional way or upside down, so as to suit the conditions and fish availability.
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Post by aston74 » Mon Dec 06, 2010 11:22 am

keith
have you ever caught in the up position

i might try the down option with a little weight to anchor it to the seabed when the sole arrive back next summer

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Post by eccles » Mon Dec 06, 2010 12:08 pm

Good tip their Keith. I use something similar when sole hunting (so's they don't feel any resistance from the sinker). But your drawing has got me thinking again as it is now dab season in our neck of the woods and they are riight tasty if you can get them big enough.

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Post by westy » Mon Dec 06, 2010 1:15 pm

ive scene that rig b4 on the net, it called a wessex rig

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Post by andy1_i » Fri Dec 10, 2010 3:00 pm

i have a similiar rig,that can be used at range

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sorry about the photo,im no david bailey :D

but i think it shows the general idea

all the best

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Post by chameleon » Sun Jul 17, 2011 11:09 am

hi andy im a bit puzzled how do you make your sliding bait clip with 2 clips?

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