The mag-aligner has not only proved devastating for carp but also for tench, bream, chub and barbel.
Invented by Big Carp editor Rob Maylin.
Maggot fishing can be a deadly tactic for carp particularly in the winter months when the small nuisance fish are less active.
It was Rob Maylin who discovered that by sliding a fake maggot over the eye of the hook, it not only created a line aligner effect which ensures the hook turns in the fishes mouth, resulting in very efficient hooking, but also helps to disguise the hook. With 2 or 3 real maggots nicked on the hook and fished helicopter style in conjunction with a large PVA bag of maggots, Rob had created one of the deadly carp rigs ever. He named it the Mag-Aligner.
Mag-Aligner grubs have been developed specifically for the rig to Rob’s exact specification. Made from a much harder material than our imitation maggots to maximise the line aligner effect, they are also straight in appearance which helps when threading them on the rig.