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Can i have some opinions on this please
Firstly, What you would Pay (i know it is best to build your own lads) for a decent rig of varying styles?

I know one member who visited me recently who had bought a Portsmouth rig for £3.60 and i showed him how to build an alternative to knock spots clean off it.

For those who have had rigs off me recently, if they PM me (if interested) i will give them a link to a site i found and ask them to look closely at the rigs and prices and get back to me with an opinion on both theirs and mine.

Just Honest opinions please as i am taking lots of advice on the cost of mine and want people to compare.
 

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As cheaply as I can. I've paid anything from 60p a rig (this was on ebay and I got lucky as they turned out to be decent rigs) to £1.50. Basic flapper rigs I would be looking for low cost, the more complicated/sophisticated/specialised I would expect to pay more.

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i have watched loads of threads with reference to your rigs ian. most takle about the quality and i know from these that you only use the best components.

i have made thousands of rigs to sell, usually to people i know. i dont buy components in bulk from the net. i realise the cost of a single rig especially when you include multi hooks, beads and impact sheilds.

i would do well to make 30p per rig on the prices i charge. as a living it just isnt viable. but by making and selling a few it means i get all mine for free.


so i appreciate just how little you actually make from these. the ones in the shops however, lots of which are made in the far east i find are still well over priced especially when you get a close look at the components used.
 

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Well I'm a tight sod so no chance I'd pay anybody to make my rigs I'm afraid. A quick calculation shows my rigs cost about 70-80p for a pennell and probably another 20-30p for a 3 hook clip down. Given how long it takes me to knock up a rig I'd never be able to get any cash from it. Good luck and rather you than me!

Trying to answer your question though, assume 10 rigs/hour (in my dreams!) and £10/hour labour I'd suggest that a couple of quid is not unreasonable, probably three notes for a three hook clipped down cos they're a pain to make!
 

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3 hook flapper £1.20 no more!! pennel pulley £1.50, clipped pennel (single snood) £1.50 + 0.50p per extra snood and a 3 hooked clipped £3.00 any more than this and they not worth buying!!

although to be fair i make my own and can make a 3 hook flapper for around 75p so the only time i buy a rig is when im not sure how one goes together so i buy a cheapet one i can find to copy myself!!!

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Think I got 10 Pully Pennel rigs of ebay from CHL (wales international ladies sponsors I think) after seeing them mentioned on WSF for £15 delivered (£1.50 a piece). These were made to my required hook sizes with impact shields. Can't complain they are superb rigs (think I was lucky to win them at that price though)
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I don't understand why a 3 hook flapper is cheaper than a single snood Pennel? Has the flapper got booms or not? Has the pennel got a bait shield so bumping up the price? 3 hook flapper takes me about 10mins to make.

If I bought rigs then I would pay up to say £2 for a 3 hook flapper with booms (be it wire or plastic).

The stuff you buy is crap. Now I haven't seen all of the rigs on offer over the open market (so don't shoot me down) but I have used (free rigs from Glasgow Angling Centre) a small number or rigs and wasn't happy with the knot quality, component quality and the set up.

Build your own or buy them from somebody who fishes and knows how to build decent rigs. . . . . . like Ian H.

ps - a cheque will do Ian!
 

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Hi Ian,

Sorry to jump in on your thread but I havnt paid for rigs for a long time, so I dont know the going rate.

My main point was to ask about your alternative to the portsmouth rig, I get tangled up when making them so I dont bother anymore.

I might be tempted to buy one of the alteratives from you so I can see what it is..

Cheers

Mike
 

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One way of keeping the cost down would be to use less components, however that should only be considered if loosing a rig is a distinct possibility. One thing i do is to try and standardise the rig pattern i use, altering only msaller details such as lines, snood length, hook types, beads/sequins etc. The three patterns i carry are the pulley rig (orpennel pulley), the 2 or 3 hook flapper and the Golds loop rig. I find that if you only carry the rigs you use it saves space and stops you from spending money on components you will never use.
Basically just answer these three questions when you are making rigs;
1. Where will i be fishing? (venue, ground, tide etc)
2. What will i be fishing for? (species eg. a 150ld mono trace for conger)
3. How far will i be casting? (generally less than 80yards a clipped rig will not be needed)
Hopefully this will help, but these are only my own personal sugested guidlines.
 
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