How to tie: Marc Cavaciuti's favoured pop-up rig

How to tie: Marc Cavaciuti's favoured pop-up rig

The slip-D spinner rig

This rig is the process of evolution, marrying the best bits of the slip-D and the Ronnie/spinner rig.

It’s a favourite rig for Marc Cavaciuti for presenting small low-lying pop-ups, and this is how he ties his version.

Shopping List

  • Size 4 Korda Kurve hooks

  • 1.5cm of Korda Safe Zone shrink tube

  • Medium Korda rig ring

  • Korda Spinner Swivel

  • 5ins of stripped 20lb Korda N Trap Semi Stiff braid

  • Korda Boom material

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Step 1

Thread the shrink tubing up the hookshank, double up the braid and pass it through, like this

Thread the shrink tubing up the hookshank, double up the braid and pass it through, like this

Step 2

Slide a medium rig ring onto the doubled over end of the soft braid

Slide a medium rig ring onto the doubled over end of the soft braid

Step 3

Pass the point through the loop, form a D in the braid. Pull the excess braid down to below the eye

Pass the point through the loop, form a D in the braid. Pull the excess braid down to below the eye

Step 4

Thread the Spinner Swivel through the eye. The open gated end should be closest to the point

Thread the Spinner Swivel through the eye. The open gated end should be closest to the point

Step 5

Pull the tube to cover half the barrel on the swivel. Shrink the tubing, which will bite down onto the braid

Pull the tube to cover half the barrel on the swivel. Shrink the tubing, which will bite down onto the braid

Gently tease the braid to create a tight D. Place the shrink tube back over and steam.

Step 6

Trim the tag ends and melt to seal in place with a wet finger against the barrel

Trim the tag ends and melt to seal in place with a wet finger against the barrel

Step 7

Crimp the boom section of the rig to the swivel, and add a blob of tungsten putty over the crimp

Crimp the boom section of the rig to the swivel, and add a blob of tungsten putty over the crimp

Step 8

Attach the short boom to the leader swivel, add a rig sleeve over it. Job done!

Attach the short boom to the leader swivel, add a rig sleeve over it. Job done!