Drennan Crystal Dibber Rigs

Wed 22 July 15

 

The Drennan Crystal Dibbers have over the past year become one of the biggest selling mass produced pole floats in the UK. These clear bodied float have built a huge reputation amongst serious match anglers as being arguably one of the best shallow floats on the market. So when the UKMA team found out that they’d released a range of ready tied rigs incorporating the Crystal Dibber, we had to get our hands on a selection of the range to have a good look at, here’s what you get for your money.

Drennan Crystal Dibber Rig range

Vital Statistics

The Drennan Crystal Dibber Rigs are hand-tied in Drennan’s own factories to the highest standards. All three options in the range are manufactured using quality components, with all rigs perfectly shotted and the connection knots are also perfectly tied and uni formal.. All of the rig in the range are tied to line suited to the demands the rigs will be put through, you can choose from 0.18mm (5.8lb) to 0.23mm (8.9lb) depending on rig size. They also feature hooklengths attached via a standard loop-to-loop connection from 0.16mm (4.9lb) to 0.20mm (6.9lb) and Wide Gape Carp or Power Carp Riggers hooks from 16s to 12s.

In the range there are three Crystal Dibber Rig options and each offering you a slightly different way to hook your bait:

Hooker Dibber Rigs

Drennan Hooker Dibber Rigs

These rigs feature a Wide Gape Carp spade end hook and are ideal for directly mounting live baits such as maggots, casters and worms along with soft pellets, meat and sweetcorn.

Bandit Dibber Rigs

Drennan Bandit Crystal Dibber Rig

These rigs feature eyed Wide Gape Power hooks with a hair rigged Natural Latex Pellet Band. This band can be easily pulled around a hard pellet or dumbell with the help of a Band Stretcher or carefully pulled inside pellets, meat, corn and drilled boilies with a Band Puller tool.

Pushstop Dibber Rigs

Drennan Pushstop Crystal Dibber Rig

This option also feature Wide Gape Power hooks and incorporate a hair-rigged Drennan Pushstop. Used in conjunction with a Pushstop Pusher tool you can efficiently mount baits such as soft pellets, meat, sweetcorn and drilled boilies.

Final Thoughts

The Drennan Crystal Dibber Rigs are ideally suited for us in depths up to around 1.2m deep and perform superbly when used up in the water, down the margins or tight across to a far-bank island or close to features like reed beds or lily pads. Each Dibber Rig comes mounted on a super-tough pole winder with clearly printed information, stating the float, line and hook size.

Rig specifications clearly displayed on the winder

All the rigs in the range are tied to 1.5m of line, which can be trimmed down when fishing in seriously shallow water. The UKMA team have tested all three option and they perform superbly and after landing well over 100lbs of carp, all rigs were in perfect working order and returned to their winders ready for another session.

Foot Note – The Crystal Dibber Rigs are available from all leading Drennan stockists and will cost you