How to tie the Hinged Multi rig - In fifteen steps - carp rigs by Angling Iron

How to tie the Hinged Multi rig - In fifteen steps - carp rigs by Angling Iron

The Hinged Multi rig as the name implies is a hybrid of the Hinged stiff rig and the Multi rig. It's a neat and subtle rig that that offer the fantastic turning ability and the superb hooking potential of the Stiff hinged rig whilst gaining the convenience and adaptability of the Multi rig. Namely the ability to quickly change hooks and hookbaits very quickly. In this demo we'll show you how to tie a Hinged Multi rig like this one.

The hinged Multi rig underwater - Angling Iron

The Hinged Multi rig - an incredibly effective big carp rig combining all the best features of the Hinged stiff and Multi rig


What you'll need to tie the Hinged Multi rig:

Some Stiff coated braid, One of Our Chod hooks, a size 12 rig swivel some of our khaki super shrink(optional) and one of our Bait attachments. We'll be using a Rig ring screw but you can also use a Micro hook ring swivel or Rig ring. You'll also need some tungsten putty.


Tools for the job:

Scissors, Knot puller and a lighter.


STEP ONE: To start with we're going to create the end section of the rig, the part that functions as the multi rig does. take a 5 to 6 inch length of your chosen stiff coated braid and double it over.

take a 5 to 6 inch length of your chosen stiff coated braid

Now double it over

STEP TWO: Feed one of our size 12 rig swivels onto the double over section of coated braid and then create a fold in the coated braid, aim to make the looped end around 15mm in length as shown below.

Now slip a Size 12 rig swivel onto the doubled over braid

Now fold the doubled over hooklink so that the loop end is around 15mm long

STEP THREE: With the swivel in the fold we have just created we are going to tie a one turn grinner knot. Gripping the swivel between thumb and forefinger create a loop as shown below and take the two tag ends around the long loop and through the new loop. (You an do a couple more turns if you'd rather use a two or three turn grinner)

Starting to tie a one turn grinner knot that will create the end section of our Hinged multi rig

pass the tag ends through the loop to create the grinner knot

STEP FOUR: Pull on the tag ends to ease the grinner knot down fairly tight, then using your knot puller tool in the main loop tease the grinner knot down to the swivel. As you slide the knot towards the swivel this will increase the length of your Multi rig section which is why we specified starting at around 15mm

Moisten and ease the grinner knot down fairly tight

pull on the main loop and tease the grinner knot down towards the swivel

With the grinner now tight to the size 12 rig swivel its time to bed it down tight

STEP FIVE: With your knot puller tool in the loop bed the grinner down tight onto the swivel. You may also need to pull on the tag ends to ensure the knot is fully tightened.

Use your knot puller tool to tighten the grinner against the rig swivel. pull on the tags ends too to ensure the knot is tight.

STEP SIX: With the multi rig loop created and the grinner knot tightened down, trim the tag ends down to around 5mm and using a lighter on a low flame carefully melt them down till they're close to the knot and use a wetted finger to blob them. The multi rig end section of your Hinged multi rig is now finished ready to take your Chod hook and bait mounting.

Now trim to tag ends to around 5mm in length

Carefully blob the tag ends against the grinner knot

The finished multi rig loop, ready for the chod hook

STEP SEVEN: Take your Chod hook, in this case one of our Size 5 Duropoint Chod's and pass the multi rig loop through the eye so it exits at the back of the hook, then add your chosen bait mount, here we use one of our micro hook ring swivels but you can use a rig ring, bait screw or even another Size 12 rig swivel.

its time to attach your chod hook to the Hinged multi rig, in this case a Size 5 Duropoint Chod

Pass your multi loop through the eye of the chod hook so that it exits at the back

Followed by your bait mounting, in this case one of our micro hook ring swivel.

STEP EIGHT: Pass the multi loop over the bend of the hook and then over the point so that the end of the loop is trapped on the inside of the bend as shown below. Then Holding the rig swivel pull the multi loop back through the eye of the hook until a fairly small "D" is created.

Now pass the multi rig loop over the bend of the hook like so

and over the hook point so that the loop is trapped on the inside of the bend

Hold the chod hook in one hand whilst pulling the rig swivel to close the loop until it creates a small "D" on the back of the hook

STEP NINE: I like to use a little shrink tube on my multi rigs to ensure the "D" doesn't close up too easily, however its not strictly necessary, particularly if using a thick coated braid that is snug inside the eye of the hook. So skip this step is you're not using a piece of shrink tube.

If you are using some shrink tubing pass it over the rig swivel and onto your multi rig end section until it just covers the eye of the Chod hook before steaming it down. The end section of the Hinged Multi rig is now complete. (Incidentally you can also use this end section in place of standard Chod rigs, with the advantage being you can easily change your hook over should you wish to)

Next cut a 6mm length of our Trans khaki super shrink tube

Slide on your shrink tube until it just passes over the eye of your chod hook

Now steam the shrink tube down, at this point you can use the shrink like a line aligner to dictate how the finished rig will sit

STEP TEN: Take another length of your chosen stiff coated braid, it needs to be the length you want your finished rig to be plus around another 4 inches. Feed your finished Multi end section onto the stiff coated braid and double over around 1.5 inches

Take another length of your Chosen stiff coated braid, this should be the length you want your finished rig to be plus another 4 or so inches.

Now pass the completed end section of your rig onto the boom section of your Hinged Multi rig

Double over around 1.5 inches of your boom section

STEP ELEVEN: With the swivel in the fold of the doubled over section we have just created we are now going to create a simple overhand loop with the boom section, (you could equally use a figure of eight loop)

Grip the rig swivel and create a simple overhand loop

Form a loop before passing the long end and the tag end back through it

The overhand loop ready to be teased down

STEP TWELVE: Moisten the loop and tease it down towards the rig swivel, we like the finished loop to be fairly small and neat like shown below. Now trim the tag end to around 5mm before carefully melting and blobbing it with a lighter.

A small neat loop is formed in the boom section of the hinged multi rig

Trim to tag end to around 5mm

Blob the tag with a lighter

Tag end trimmed and blobbed

STEP THIRTEEN: Now we're going to form a nice round loop and steam it into shape. Take something with a round profile and pass it into the loop you have just created, a loop forming tool is great for the job but a small screwdriver will do the job equally well. Now with the tool still in place steam the loop so it holds its shape once the tool is removed.

Use a loop forming tool to create a nice round loop and steam it to retain this shape

The finished loop, this adds lots of movement to the Hinged multi rig

STEP FOURTEEN: Take enough putty to balance your chosen popup. Roll it into a ball before squashing it into a small disc between your thumb and forefinger. Next press the knot of the overhand loop we just made into the putty before moulding the Putty neatly around the knot.

roll the required amount of tungsten putty into a ball, then squash it into a disc between thumb and forefinger

press the overhand loop knot of your boom section into the tungsten putty

neatly form the Tungsten putty around the overhand loop knot

The finished loop and putty, the bit that makes the Hinged multi rig so effective

STEP FIFTEEN: That's your Hinged Multi rig just about done, all that's left is to do is steam the boom section nice and straight and attach it to the appropriate swivel for your chosen lead arrangement. I like to fish it on a helicopter setup so create a 2 inch long figure of eight loop at the other end of the boom section to attach to a size 11 Quick change heli ring swivel.

The finished Hinged multi rig is a superbly effective big carp rig, that is neat and refined with plenty of movement

An incredibly effective big carp rig - the Hinged Multi rig

The finished Hinged Multi rig is a superb big carp rig that combines all the best attributes of the Stiff hinged rig and the Multi rig to create a real winner. The size 12 rig swivel and loop formed in the boom section with the putty placed on the knot means the rig is neat, subtle and very responsive, turning immediately and freely when sucked at by big carp.

The Hinged Multi Rig - an excellent big carp rig

The Hinged Multi Rig underwater

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  • Dominic Doherty