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  ESP Ready Made Chod Rigs

ESP Ready Made Chod Rigs

Features include the following:

  • Chod Rigs are one of the best methods of presenting Pop-ups over weedy, silty lake beds with lots of detritus (chod) on the bottom.
  • For optimum efficiency the rig uses ultra sharp Stiff Rigger hooks, Stiff Bristle Filament and a smoothly rotating Japanese Uni Link Swivel.
  • The whipping knot on E-S-P Chod Rigs grips the hook very tightly ensuring the Bristle Filament comes off the hook dead in line with the shank.
  • The combination of a high quality smoothly rotating Uni Link Swivel and a subtle curved ‘set’ to the Bristle Filament means that whichever way Carp approach the hookbait the rig will spin round resulting in a secure hook hold in the bottom lip virtually every time.
  •  Available in Size 4 - 20lb, Size 5 - 20lb, Size 6 - 15lb and Size 7 - 15lb. - 3 rigs per pack.
 Ordering Information
 Code  Description Our Price Purchase
 ESPCR420  ESP Ready Made Chod Rigs Size 4 20lb £5.95 BUY NOW
 ESPCR520  ESP Ready Made Chod Rigs Size 5 20lb £5.95 BUY NOW
 ESPCR615  ESP Ready Made Chod Rigs Size 6 15lb £5.95 BUY NOW
 ESPCR715  ESP Ready Made Chod Rigs Size 7 15lb £5.95 BUY NOW
  ESP Ready Made Short Chod Rigs

ESP Ready Made Short Chod Rigs

A shorter version of the best ready tied chod rigs on the market! ESP Short Chod rigs provide all the advantages of regular length chod rigs but offer a lower, more discreet presentation with the hook bait positioned closer to the lake bed. This makes them ideal for fishing over gravel, sand and shallow deposits of silt and weed – whilst still providing the deadly effective hooking arrangement of the perfectly curved, classic chod rig.

The inherent rigidity of the ESP Stiff Bristle Filament goes hand–in-hand with the mechanics which make the Chod Rig so effective. Its stiffness makes the rig difficult to eject, helps to stand the buoyant hook bait up properly and allows the all important curve to be set in the material which results in the rig spinning and the hook catching hold as soon as the carp closes its mouth around the bait. It is also particularly strong, most important on a very short hook link.

 Softer materials although easier to tie are simply not as effective and can lose their curve after only short periods of immersion, or on the compression of big casts, which was why the ESP bristle filament was developed in the first place and launched way back in 1999 to provide a much improved alternative to the softer Amnesia material which was widely used for hinged stiff rigs. The free spinning nature of the rig is maximised by using only the best quality Japanese engineered ESP Uni-Link swivels. These swivels spin much more freely than the cheaper Chinese equivalents used by other companies and are the number one choice of the discerning angler who appreciates their technical advantage. It would have been easier for mass production to tie these rigs with the good old knotless knot. However, when using this knot with very stiff materials, the line exits the eye from over the top of the knot, resulting in the hook sitting at an angle which seems to make the rig less effective.

The only way to cure this is lots of manipulation with friction or steam from a kettle. So, instead we have used the Snell whipping knot. This knot is considerably more difficult to learn to tie properly than the knotless knot, but by going to a little bit more trouble, the end result is a much better rig. The Snell whipping knot is super strong, very neat and grips the hook shank extremely tightly resulting in both ends of bristle filament exiting the knot in line. This makes the hook sit in a straight plain in line with the filament which exits the eye from underneath the knot, allowing the perfect curve to be set which undoubtedly enhances the performance of this rig.

 These rigs have been tied in ESP’s own production factory in such a way that a curve has been set in the filament during the tying process and special attention has been paid to the packaging which helps to retain the curve ready for fishing. ESP Short Chod Rigs are available in sizes 5 and 6 tied to 20lb bristle filament and sizes 7 and 8 tied to 15lb bristle filament.

Each pack contains THREE perfectly tied rigs. 

 Ordering Information
 Code  Description Our Price Purchase
 ESPCRS520  ESP Ready Made Short Chod Rigs Sz 5 20lb £5.95 BUY NOW
 ESPCRS620  ESP Ready Made Short Chod Rigs Sz6 20lb £5.95 BUY NOW
 ESPCRS715  ESP Ready Made Short Chod Rigs Sz 7 15lb £5.95 BUY NOW
 ESPCRS815  ESP Ready Made Short Chod Rigs Sz 8 15lb £5.95 BUY NOW
  ESP Leadcore Leader Chod Rigs

ESP Leadcore Leader Chod Rigs

ESP Chod Leaders are designed to be used in conjunction with the incredibly effective chod rig presentation. Made using ESP Leadcore and including Leadcore Stop Beads and the specially designed ESP Chod Rig Sleeve plus a quick change clip link to hold the lead. Perfect when used with the ESP ready made chod rig, the top bead is simply removed before sliding the chod rig hook link on and replacing the top bead over the short section of silicone tube. The Chod Rig Sleeve acts as a streamlined sleeve housing the lead retaining clip link and the extended section of soft silicone tube provides a shock absorbing buffer when playing fish and also prevents the hook point from coming into contact with the lead on the cast. ESP Leadcore is highly abrasion resistant, extremely supple and leaders are spliced at both ends to give a streamlined joint with maximum breaking strain. Available in Choddy Silt, Original Camo and Weedy Green with 3 leaders per packet in 1.0m and 1.5m lengths. The 1.0m leaders are excellent for long range casting whilst the 1.5m are ideal for short to medium range where the extra length helps to keep more of the terminal set-up anchored firmly along the bottom. The longer leaders are also ideal when fishing over thick weed where the top bead can be pushed right to the top of the leader resulting in the chod rig resting on top of the weed – a perfect presentation. 

 Ordering Information
 Code  Description Our Price Purchase
 DR2806  Leadcore Leader Chod Rigs 1m Weedy Green £565 BUY NOW
 DR2809  Leadcore Leader Chod Rigs 1.5, Weedy Green £5.99 BUY NOW
 DR2807  Leadcore Leader Chod Rigs 1m Camo Brown £5.65 BUY NOW
 DR2810  Leadcore Leader Chod Rigs 1.5m Camo Brown £5.99 BUY NOW
 DR2808  Leadcore Leader Chod Rigs 1m Silt £5.65 BUY NOW
 DR2811  Leadcore Leader Chod Rigs 1.5m Silt £5.99 BUY NOW
  ESP Rig Chod Sleeves

ESP Rig Chod Sleeves

Features include the following:

  • These sleeves are the first of their kind on the market, designed to be used in conjunction with the chod rig and serve two main purposes:
  • Typically a chod rig hook link is 2 – 3 inches long and by using the sleeve it prevents the hook from coming into contact with the lead.
  •  The soft, flexible silicone sleeve acts as a buffer-like shock absorber when playing fish on a very short hook link. Under pressure the sleeve will ‘concertina’ absorbing the lunges of the fish and helping to prevent breakages or hook pulls. The flexible silicone tube is mounted onto a soft sleeve which houses the lead retaining clip and provides a neat, streamlined system. You might wonder why this component is comprised of two parts, rather than being moulded as one piece. Well, the thermoplastic rubber used to mould the clip link retaining sleeve is malleable yet tough and is perfect for sleeving the clip link yet does not have the soft flexibility and inherent ‘spring’ of good old silicone tube so ESP have combined the two materials to create the perfect shock absorber buffer sleeve for chod rig work. The silicone tube can be shortened if required, as can the clip retaining sleeve if the leader is tied directly to the lead loop. Available in translucent camo brown, weedy green and choddy silt to complement ESP Leadcore.
 Ordering Information
 Code  Description Our Price Purchase
 ESPCRSCB  ESP Rig Chod Sleeves Camo Brown £2.30 BUY NOW
 ESPCR5WG  ESP Rig Chod Sleeves Weedy Green £2.30 BUY NOW
 ESPCRSCS  ESP Rig Chod Sleeves Choddy Silt £2.30 BUY NOW
 
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