The Multi Rig is one of my most commonly used presentations because it is so versatile, and offers such effective hooking mechanics. Although there are some anglers that use the Multi Rig for bottom baits, I believe it is far more effective as a pop-up rig, and there are certainly much more effective alternatives for bottom baits.
The D loop arrangement of the Multi Rig allows the upright hooking section of the link to spin aggressively, searching to take hold as soon as the hookbait is lifted off bottom. Hook holds tend to be absolutely rock solid in the middle of the bottom lip, meaning very few losses into the bargain.
The Multi Rig is ideal for casting single hookbaits at showing fish, or presenting pop-ups over boilie free offerings. It’s also great for long casting because the stiffness of the coated link prevents it from tangling in flight, and it’s versatile enough to use over any bottom, laying a bait down gently over weed and silt. It’s the go anywhere pop-up rig, and it’s my starting point on almost every venue.
One of the biggest plus points to the Multi Rig is its practicality, the hook can be changed quickly and easily without changing the rig. If big hits of fish are anticipated, or the ‘bite-time’ is a short window, it is important to make the absolute most of the time you have. With the Multi Rig the loop is passed over the bend, the hook slid off the rig and a new super sharp one threaded on. There’s no snipping, threading or looping of a completely new rig. You’re ready to cast again in seconds, with minimal time wasted, not to mention using less hooklink material!
Chod Twister hook
Medium Diffusion Camo Clinger
3mm Rig Ring
Step 1: Tie a simple, strong overhand loop at one end of the hooklink with the coating left on. The size depends on the desired height of the popped up bait. Minimum length for the loop is just longer than the hook itself.
Step 2: Pass the loop through the eye of a Chod Twister hook from the underside. Then pass the point of the hook through the loop so that the hook is now attached to the loop.
Step 3: Pass a small section of 1mm rig silicone onto the hooklink.
Step 4: Moisten the silicone and pass over the loop knot and onto the eye of the hook. This helps to hold the hooklink in place.
Step 5: Remove the hookpoint from the loop and slide on a metal rig ring. I like to use a relatively large rig ring to give free movement over the doubled-up D loop of Combilink.
Step 6: Pass the hookpoint back through the loop so that it is securely attached once again.
Step 7: Carefully pass the hookpoint through the micro-hole at the flat end of the Clinger and push round to the shank of the hook.
Step 8: Strip a small section of coating back below the loop knot. This increases the movement of the rig and improves both presentation and hooking. Add a small amount of Cling-On putty below the supple section to balance the pop-up.