How To Tie A Line Aligner

Featuring Simon Crow

5 Slide a Line Aligner Rig Kicker over the eye of the hook

Ian Russell's Go-To Rig

The Line Aligner is an iconic setup that works brilliantly for bottom baits, wafters or pop-ups. It's been Ian Russell's 'go-to' rig for decades and he's caught more big fish on it than anybody can remember! It's now even easier to tie thanks to our lovely little Line Aligner Kickers. Add a super sharp LSK hook and job's a good 'un. See the components you need below, click the links to see the products:

1 Tie a small loop knot in the end of the Captive Braid to mount the bait

1. Tie a small loop knot in the end of the Captive Braid to mount the bait

2 Mount your chosen Boilie on the loop and secure with a Boilie stop

2. Mount your chosen Boilie on the loop and secure with a Boilie stop, Corn Stop or Sight Stop.

3 Tie a Rig ring onto the Captive Braid around half an inch above the bait

3. Tie a Rig ring onto the Captive Braid around half an inch above the bait.

4 Use a Knotless Knot to tie your hook to the Captive Braid

4. Use a Knotless Knot to tie your hook to the Captive Braid

5 Slide a Line Aligner Rig Kicker over the eye of the hook

5. Slide a Line Aligner Rig Kicker over the eye of the hook. How simple is that?

6 Slide an Anti Tangle Sleeve onto the rig and tie a figure of eight loop knot in the end to finish the rig

6. Slide an Anti Tangle Sleeve onto the rig and tie a figure of eight loop knot in the end to finish the rig. You can keep these on your rig board and quick change them on and off a Quick Change Swivel or Speed Link every time you need one.

One of literally hundreds of big fish caught on this Longshank Line Aligner setup by Ian Russell. Give it a try!

About The Angler

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Simon Crow

Simon Crow is arguably one of the country’s top anglers and has worked in the trade for over 25 years.