The bolt rig was designed with carp fishing in mind; however, it’s also an excellent fishing rig for catching bream, trench, barbel, and chub. Anglers can use a variety baits with the bolt rig, including pellets, boilies, maggots, and worms.
The most important element of the set-up is the hook point, which should always be exposed so it can hook the fish. It’s necessary to ensure the lead can easily slip off of the rig if the fish breaks the line. This will keep the hooked fish from getting tethered. To make sure the lead can slip off the brig, push the tail rubber onto a lead safety clip in a way that allows the lead to release rather easily.