Gardner Drop Out Chod Safety Clips

Drop Out Chod Safety Clips

Sometimes when trying to work out a solution to an angling problem the answer can be found right under your nose!

For several years we have been trying to come up with a solution to creating a reliable lead discharge system for helicopter rigs – a system that would be more reliable than simply tying a few overhand knots in a piece of 3Ib or 4Ib monofilament which we found inconsistent and unreliable.
The main problem was simply that we were trying to come up with a single item that would drop the lead at a controlled discharge pressure whilst retaining the lead during the cast. Naturally the component would have to cope with the similar dynamic forces during the cast as occur when you get a bite! This was a paradox that we found hard to solve.




 
Not only are they easy to incorporate into a helicopter or chod rig but they could be sleeved with a silicon sleeve (or a trimmed down tail rubber) which gave a superbly tidy lead arrangement.
So here they are – the new Drop Out Chod Clips are basically preformed ’C’ shaped clips to replace unreliable ‘rotten bottom’ lead attachments when fishing with Chod or Helicopter bomb style rigs in angling situations that require the lead to discharge (such as thick weed or near snags). Each packet contains a full sprig of clips that has 12 pieces comprising of two weight rated clips.

  • Light clip release pressure = approx. 3Ib
  • Heavy clip release pressure = approx. 6Ib

We recommend that the thinner (lighter) clip should be used for fishing with leads at short to medium range; whilst the thicker (heavier) gauge clip is ideal for longer range applications.



Always make sure Heli-style rigs are safe, and the upper safety bead can pull off the top of the leader in the event of the mainline cutting.

 We recommend that the thinner (lighter) clip should be used for fishing with leads at short to medium range; whilst the thicker (heavier) gauge clip is ideal for longer range applications.
Incorporating the clip on your leader is simple. Just follow these easy step by step instructions or check out the inside of the card supplied with the Drop Out Chod Clips:
  • Splice a large ring on the end of your Leader. Either the ring from a Flexi Ring Swivel or an Extra Small Covert Speed Link are perfect.
  • Create a safe Chod/Helicopter rig using your normal components. **
  • Incorporate a section of Silicone Sleeve or a Tail Rubber to slide down and sheath the large ring and Chod Clip before casting. This will keep the lead from simply bouncing/falling out the clip during the cast or as the lead hits the surface of the water.
  • Hook the lead onto the Chod Safety Clip and mount on ring and sheath with Silicone Sleeve or a Tail Rubber.   
 In practice these clips have proven absolutely superb – only ditching the lead when they have too due to the build of weed and they offer a far safer way of fishing chod rigs and helicopters in thick weed than ever before!

Comments