The Ronnie Rig or Spinner Rig as it is sometimes known has accounted for thousands and thousands of monster carp since its popularity sky rocketed a few years ago.
Constructing the Spinner/Ronnie Rig is fairly straightforward but first of all let's take a look at the components we need:
MATERIALS NEEDED FOR RONNIE RIG
Click the links below to purchase any of the listed products.
- Spinner swivels
- Hook ring swivels
- Hook beads
- Crimps and crimping tool if using the Boom material.
- Hooklink sleeve
- Bait floss
- Baiting needle
- Hair stop
The items you see here are the exact items I use for my rigs but have a play around and see what components work for you.
STEP 1 - ATTACH A SPINNER SWIVEL TO THE EYE OF THE HOOK
STEP 2 - SLIDE ON THE KICKER
cut down a medium kicker sleeve by about 5mm and slide over the eye of the hook wide end first (the thinner end should be closer to the hook point)
STEP 3 - COVER THE HOOK & SWIVEL
slide the kicker sleeve round the hook until it covers the swivel like in the photo
STEP 4 - APPLY THE HOOK RING SWIVEL
Slide a hook ring swivel over the point of the hook followed by a hook bead (I like mine positioned opposite the barb of the hook)
STEP 5 - CUT & ATTACHED BRAID
If using a coated braid for a semi stiff boom, cut off 12 inches of coated braid and thread it through the eye of the swivel that is attached to the hook.
STEP 6 - TIE ON THE SWIVEL
Tie the swivel onto the coated braid using an overhand knot, make sure the loop of the knot is between 1 and 2 cm in size. Moisten down the knot and trim the tag ends nice and tight.
Many people say that you have to use a figure of eight knot here and that's fine but I have tested this way and never had a knot give way or slip.
STEP 7 - THREAD A HOOK LINK SLEEVE ON
Thread a hooklink sleeve onto the other end of the coated braid and tie another figure overhand knot in that end, making sure you set the length of the rig. Moisten down and trim the tag end.
STEP 8 - APPLY HOOK BAIT WITH BAIT FLOSS
Take a length of bait floss and tie on your chosen pop up, I like to thread the bait onto the hair and secure with a hair stop, tie off with a couple of granny knots and blob with a lighter.
STEP 9 - ENSURE BAIT IS BALANCED
Ensure the bait is balanced by adding putty to the knot on the coated braid closest to the hook, you want the pop up to flutter down and be just held on the bottom.
STEP 10 - STEAM THE HOOKLINK
Steam the hooklink straight over a boiling kettle (be careful not to burn yourself) and you can then attach the rig to your lead setup and away you go!
Looking to buy the bits and pieces needed for the Ronnie Rig? Get everything in our Terminal Tackle section here