KEN SOUTH’S SYNXCHRINICITY RIG
1. You need a coated braid, and the reason the rig is named as such is because we’ve been using the latest product from Kryston Synx. This is the latest in a long and very successful line of hooklink materials from Kryston.
2. Next you need a Chod hook. There are loads available and they all are pretty good.
3. Samson is the Hair braid I use for attaching the boilie. It’s better than dental floss because it does not fray. It also blobs well with a lighter.
4. Next you need a micro ring swivel, which, when it’s mounted on the D, gives the hookbait the ability to move around through 360 degrees.
5. You also need a rig ring, which will be used later to provide a backstop for the boilie and something to tie the PVA to. I use Kryston Meltdown because it dissolves completely.
6. Heavy Metal or another of the tungsten putty range from Kryston is also needed to provide the weight in the pop-up. This stuff is really heavy and contains tungsten in large amounts.
7. Another ring swivel for connecting the working
end of the rig to a piece of leadcore finishes off the bits you need.
Many anglers today place great faith in stiff style rigs and it was with this in mind that we created Synx.
With its unique Spectra inner and an almost armour plated coating that incorporates 30 individual layers means that the Synx can be trained to create a variety of rig presentations for the modern day thinking carp angler.
Throughout the entire design and testing process we agreed that a key element of the new hook-link was that it must be a low diameter as many rigs often require the hook- length to be passed through the hooks eye upto three times. Also the hook-length had to be able to be blobbed for the creation and securing of D's and loops at the back of the hook.
After an extensive development the Synx was ready to be released.
Before I describe the rig that is illustrated with in this feature I would like to say three things that are to me very very important.
1 - The Synx is stiff due to the advanced materials that are used to create the core of the product unlike other hook-lengths available that simply have a stiff coating. This is the key to the product being able to be trained as to speak into subtle curves etc.
2 - The outer coating is created by applying thirty individual coatings. This makes the Synx very hard to strip with your finger nails. The reason we originally coated braid decades ago was to create a protective skin for the braid. Many modern coated braids on the market advocate how easy they are to strip. Is this really a good fact when fishing over sharp bars and and snags?
3 - The Synx is shiny due to the coating process and the materials used however when submerged into water the glossy finish soon disappears, however if the shine does concern you then gently rub your hook link with a bit of wire wool and this will dull the coating with out damaging the hook-length.
1. Whip up the shank of a Chod pattern hook 10 times, then back down two more times before going back through the eye.
3. Thread a doubled-up piece of Samson Hair braid through the eye of the swivel. Samson is more user-friendly than bait floss.
5. Fill the hole with Heavy Metal Plus putty. This will make the pop- up into a slow-sinking hookbait, or in modern jargon, a wafter.
7. Add a rig ring to the two Samson tag ends and tie it in place with a couple of overhand knots before trimming and blobbing.
2. Add a small ring swivel to the tag end of the hooklink before going back through the eye; trim and blob.
4. Next take a pop-up of your choice and use a pair of scissors to create a cone-shaped hole in the bottom of the bait.
6. With a baiting needle, thread the hookbait onto the Samson and carefully pull the barrel of the swivel into the putty.
8. Here is the basic finished Synxchronicity Rig ready for action, but what about the rig ring that’s on top of the bait?