Twisted hair rig knot
Twisted hair rig knot for pellet band or other setups that use a stiff hair. Tying pellet band hair rig is shown in this article, but a number of different rigs are easy to make.
Twisted hair rig knot is easiest to tie using fluorocarbon or a line with quite a high memory.
Loop one end of a length line over your finger, Include a bait band if required. Use a hooked tool to impart a twist into the loop, do not make the twists too tight. Put three or four twists into the loop then stop.
As twists are put into the loop, unwanted twists are also put into the line. Grip the twisted loop and release the line to allow it to untwist. Repeat this process to build up a length of twisted loop equalling the length of the hook shank plus the hair.
Pull the twists tight to bed them in. At this point the twisted hair rig will remain intact so long as it is handled gently.
Thread a hook onto the line and slide it down to the twisted section. I am using a hook with a out turned eye which will align the hook and line when finished.
Carefully position the twisted line on the outside of the hook and set the hairs length. Trim the tail down to a more manageable length.
Now continue as you would with a knotless knot. Whip down the hook shank trapping the twisted hair under the whippings. Continue whipping the shank to parallel with the hook point then thread the line back through the eye. Trim the remaining tag end to finish.
Because the twisted hair rig is trapped under the whippings, the hair should always retain it’s twist.