My version of the adjustable hair rig allows you to shorten and lengthen the hair using only your fingers. This is fabulous is you want to change baits without changing your rig. You can go from a single 10mm boilie or kernel of corn to 30mm pellet or a snowman rig. Here are the steps to tying this rig:
Check out our video of How to Tie an Adjustable Hair Rig.
How does the Adjustable Hair Rig work?
To lengthen the hair simply pull it until the Stop knot hits the shrink tubing. To shorten the hair rig grip the Stop knot and pull it away from the hook eye.
Step 1: Cut two leaders (one 18″ leader and one 24″ leader) In the shorter leader tie a loop in the end the same way you do a normal hair rig.
Step 2: Pinch the smaller leader against the shank of the hook and then use the longer leader to tie a Knotless knot.
Step 3: Use the longer leader’s Knotless knot to pin the shorter the leader to the shank. As you tie the Knotless knot wrap really tight. The tightness of the wraps is what will give the adjustable hair resistance. Too lose and the hair will lengthen when the bait gets picked at by carp.
Step 4: Finish the Knotless knot and straighten out the two leader above the eye of the hook.
Step 5: Use the smaller leader to tie a Stop knot onto the longer leader.
Step 6: The Stop knot should only be an inch or two away from the hook eye. The Stop knot does not need to be super tight.
Step 7: Cut the tag ends and tie a Surgeon’ s loop on the end of the rig.
Step 8: Cut some smaller shrink tubing and slide it over the hair and then over the point of the hook. The smaller shrink tubing covers the wraps, tightens the adjustable rig and acts as a blow back rig.
Step 9: Cut a section of medium shrink tubing and slide it over the Surgeon’s Loop and over the eye of the hook to improve hook set.
Step 10: Steam the shrink tubing and you are done.