How to tie the Snowman rig

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With a small bouyant bait on top of a more bulbous sinking one, it's easy to see how this rig got its name. But don't let the simplistic label fool you into thinking this is a gimmick. With careful matching of the two baits the presentation can be made to fall gently to the lakebed, laying the rig out straight and avoiding tangles.

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The buoyant element of the arrangement also offsets the weight of the hook to give a very natural presentation that can be inhaled with less effort by the carp.