I began using this rig many years ago when I watched the legendary Korda underwater 8 film, where Danny Fairbrass manged to land the famous Big Plated from St. John’s at Linear Fisheries. I like the rig because it is simple and fairly easy to tie, also it is virtually invisible on the lake-bed, especially when surround by a bunch of free offerings (I usually place a PVA bag on the end of crumbed boilie to just to protect and mask the hook point). The only place I wouldn’t use it is on a really weedy bottom or a very choddy bottom. Other than that it quite a versatile rig and it is a deadly way to present a wafter. I’ve got so much faith in this rig as I’ve landed many Carp on it and I genuinely don’t recall losing any of them. I think the use of the curve shank hook pattern and the balanced out bait creates a really aggressive hooking situation as it makes the shank of the hook light and in turn makes the point heavy . This means it just flips and catches hold of the fishes lip (and doesn’t let go!). Resulting in lots of fish on the bank!
Here is how I tie it with the terminal tackle I have faith in.
This part is a little more complicated as you need to tie a whipping knot, once you have done one they are easy, its just a difficult knot to explain in text!