What Does A Lead Clip Do?


lead clip

is designed for fishing over firmer lakebeds , whether that be gravel, clay or firmer silt, it is one of the simplest ways of fishing and only requires 3 items, the lead clip, tail rubber and a swivel which will sit in the lead clip.

How do you use a lead clip system?

  • A lead clip consists of two sections
  • Next, thread on the lead clip part of the system.
  • Attach a swivel of the

    correct size

    to your mainline or leader.
  • Pull the lead clip down over the swivel and fix in place with the supplied peg.
  • Attach your chosen lead on to the arm of the clip.

Are lead clips safe?

When used correctly, lead clips are one of the safest and easiest systems to use They can be used in a variety of scenarios but are especially effective in situations where you need to dispose of the lead.

Is a lead clip a fixed rig?

Semi-fixed bolt rigs , such as lead clips and helicopter set-ups, are predominantly used by

carp anglers

. Running rigs have fallen out of fashion, but they should have a place in every angler’s armoury, especially when targeting pressured carp used to dealing with more common presentations on a daily basis.

How do you put lead weight on a

fishing line


There are three methods to attach lead weights to your fishing line. You can pinch them on the line, thread the line through them, or use a snap-swivel to attach them to your rig There are many different shapes and sizes of weights, but they all fall into one of these attachment methods.

What’s the best rig for carp fishing?


What size swivels fit in lead clips?

Size 8 swivels fit perfectly inside Korda in-line leads, method feeders and lead clips.

What is a hybrid lead clip?

The Hybrid lead clip design features an integrally moulded Ring Swivel ensuring that the swivel simply cannot pull free from its housing This forces lead ejection in the event of it becoming jammed ensuring that carp can be landed easily in weedy, snaggy conditions.

Are back leads worth using?

There are a few cases where back-leads can be an advantage but many cases where they are a real disadvantage They keep lines low in the water so that a carp being played doesn’t go through the lines of your other rods. This can be especially helpful at night.

Are inline leads safe?

Inline leads are safe as long as the lead can come off the end of the leader/line in the event of a crack-off or line break (This is the case for all lead arrangements). The last thing you want is a carp trailing a 3-4oz inline lead around.

What size weights should I use for carp fishing?

The weight I use for carp fishing is an In-Line Gripper Lead OR Swivel Stonze Weight. 1 oz. – 2 oz. for

calm days


How tight should your line be carp fishing?

TIGHT LINES As soon as the fish picks up the hookbait and moves the lead you will know about it. When fishing like this, the clutch on your reel must be wound up tight so that no line can be taken from it If the carp’s able to gain sanctuary in snags, you’re unlikely to land it.

Are flying back leads good?

A flying backlead stays on the line for the cast, and then flies back up the line landing a bit behind your rig. These are good when the clear area is small or you have depth changes/features between the rods and your rig to deal with making the next two less effective at pinning the line down.

What is a Ronnie rig?

The Ronnie rig is essentially a low lying pop up rig , enabling the boilie subtly sit up just off the lake bed making it ideal for when there is not too much weed or debris.

What are fixed leads in fishing?

► The lead is fixed strongly enough to stay fixed in place when pricked This means it delivers the full weight of the lead to the point of the hook. ► The lead then drops off the sleeve and slides down the line when the carp shakes its head.

How far should the weight be from the hook?

Attach one or two weights to the fishing line. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service suggests placing the weighs 6 to 12 inches above the hook Most weights are incredibly easy to attach with the use of needle-nose pliers.

How far do you put a weight from the hook to a fishing line?

Position 1 or 2 weights 1–2 ft (30–61 cm) from the hook. Since you want your hook and bait to float above the weight, there needs to be a little bit of space between them.

Why use a swivel on a fishing line?

The main purpose of the swivel is to allow the two line sections to rotate independently of each other , which allows self-unwinding of any twists formed during line casting and retrieval, preventing undesirable tanglings.

What time of day are carp most active?

Traditionally the best times of the day to catch carp are early morning, early evening or at night though they can be caught at anytime throughout the day. They feed more aggressively under cover of darkness and so dawn and dusk tend to be the most successful times.

How long should a carp rig be?

Short rigs: 4 to 5” or 10 to 12cms Medium rigs: 8 to 10” or 20 to 25cms Long rigs: longer than 10” or 25cms.

What is the most popular carp rig?

  • 1 – Solid PVA Rigs. Solid PVA bag rigs are my ‘go-to’ rigs and presentation when I just want to catch a carp
  • 2 – ‘The Ronnie Rig’ (or as its also known the 360 or spinner rig) .
  • 3 – ‘The Chod Rig’ .
  • 4 – ‘The Snowman Rig’ .
  • 5 – ‘The Zig Rig’

What size swivel fits in inline lead?

The Korda Size 8 PTFE COATED RING SWIVEL has been designed to fit inside Korda Lead Clips, Inline Leads and Bait-Up Method Feeders. The ring creates a hinge in-between the lead system and the hooklink which is designed to allow the rig to lay correctly on the bottom.

Can you use Heli safe with tubing?

This conversion kit allows the Heli-Safe System to be used with tubing whilst retaining all of the usual features of a traditional helicopter set-up and giving you the ability to drop the lead if you need to.

What size is a micro swivel?

Micro Hyper Barrel Swivel – Micro Hyper Swivels can be used for any application to eliminate line twist. They come in a full size range from a tiny #14 (about ¼” length) to a #1 rated at 410 lbs These are made from stainless steel to obtain the premium strength at the smallest size.


How To Use A Lead Clip