With the standard release rig you can scale down the hook size 4-5 sizes and as a consequence of this combined with better hook exposure – you will improve your landing rate on most lures in the 15 cm + region from 45 % to 85 %. And – because of the smaller barbs, hook dimensions and the functionality of the rig you will also obtain shorter unhooking times, less bleeding and smaller hook wounds.
Read more about how to make these rigs in the book “Pike Fever” – also sold on releaserigshop.com.
Higher landing rates and less damage to the fish with release rigs have in 2018 been documented on a scientific level in the article “Citizen science data suggest that a novel rig improves landing rate and reduces injury and handling time in recreational angling with artificial lures in Baltic pike (Esox lucius)” from the scientific journal PeerJ.
In this kit you get all the material and rig-bits to make at least 5-6 release rigs – and you will have some material left for more rigs later. In this kig you get 3 metres of BFT Titanium No-Kink Leader 50 lbs, Darts Seven Strand Leader 54 lbs, two packets of Owner ST 36 BC X trebles in size 4 + 6, Drennan Powergum 14 lbs, Westin Release Clips, Float stops from Pezon Michel and Drennan – plus all the necessary rig-bits such as solid rings, split-rings, crimps and beads.
This kit includes all you need tor the standard release rigs – but from this rig you can create a lot of other variations on the release rig specifically tailored for fx soft baits, bait fish, trolling etc. Read much more about the endless possibilities for variations over this theme in the book “Pike Fever”.
NB – compared to photo crimps are shifted to crimps from Darts because SG Crimps are sold out, and BFT sevenstrand titanium is replaced by 54 lbs 7-strand from Darts of the same high quality.