The Heli-Safe Tubing Kit enables you to overcome Leadcore and Leaders bans by allowing you to fish a helicopter style of rig using rig tubing. This conversion kit allows the Heli-Safe System to be used with tubing whilst retaining all of the usual features of a traditional helicopter set-up and giving you the ability to drop the lead if you need to.
As you know, helicopter set-ups have great anti-tangle properties, you’re able to cast them a long way and they allow the top bead (recently update to a on this kit) to be set to determine how the hook link settles on the bottom.
For those of you that don’t use heli type rigs… you can basically adjust the bead to allow for what your rig is landing on. If it’s on a hard bottom the distance can be short, low lying weed the distance can be increased and for something like deep silt it can be pushed right up, allowing the lead to plug into the silt but leave the rig to settle on top.
The solution to the problem may look very simple, but a lot of thought and testing has gone into getting the Heli-Safe Tubing Kit just right, so that it performs in the intended way in terms of still dropping the lead.
INCLUDE THIS WITH THE ABILITY TO TAKE IT OUT
We did initially release this product back in 2018 but after it come to our attention that some of the Tungsten Beads – designed to fit snugly onto rig tube had suffered an issue during the manufacturing process. They were too tight when used on Dark Matter Rig Tube, creating a potential safety issue with the setup. We removed the product from shelves as a precautionary measure as our priority has always been to ensure carp remain safe with anglers when using our products. We have since replaced the tungsten bead with a silicone sleeve combined with our brilliant No Trace Bead.
This small plug is known as a ‘witch’s hat’ and is located inside the Heli-Safe, it’s part of the very clever design and holds the tubing in place. When used in conjunction with an adapted Heli-Safe ‘cap’, featuring a hard plastic ‘tail’, this ensures that the tubing can’t come loose and that the system works as it was originally intended to. The ‘witch’s hat’ is the cleverest part of this product, as it holds the tubing securely in place… it can be used with either our Dark Matter tungsten or plastic Kamo rig tubing.
The Heli-Safe Tubing Kit is sold in packs that include everything that you need for two complete set-ups (excluding the tubing). They also come in a choice of brown or green to match the lakebed.