bursell : release rig for pike

Fishing your baits with release rigs and much smaller hooks will improve your landing rate 80-90 % from around 45 % to 85 % - and at the same time you will be doing less damage to the fish in terms of obtaining shorter unhooking times, smaller hook wounds and less bleeding. These effects of the release rigs has been documented on a scientific level in the American scientific journal PeerJ.

The difference between the release rig and the release hook link is that on the release rig the lure can slide up the trace during the fight, being an important feature on heavy lures over 80 gram, where this rig is your best choice.

Buy:

Readymade versions of these rigs from Westin.

Kits for making your own rigs.

The release rigs was originally developed by Jens Bursell. Read more about the history of the rigs, how to make them - and how to fish with them in the book “Pike Fever”

Release rig for pike

 

 

 

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