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FOR tying up your own bottom bait or pop-up rigs, Kodex offer easy-to-store 20-metre spools of their Micro-Strip Coated Hooklink.

It’s a Weed Green, semi-stiff, coated material with a matt finish and a pliable outer that you can knot, without it cracking.

Alternatively, for a more natural bait presentation, it’s easy to strip a section off to reveal the micro, dyno-core, around 0.27 mm in diameter.

This is a quick-sinking hook length material that’s exactly the same as you’ll find on the Kodex ready-to-go, skin-coated stiff rigs and their versatile carp bagging multi-rigs. There’s a choice of 15 lb and 25 lb.

Price: £6.99 for 20 m.