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Old 09-30-2016, 12:33 PM
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Saw a video of a tackle shop swapping out the assist hooks on a flat fall for welded rings and a big 4x hook. it looks like it would help with Bluefin and wahoo, but not sure if the jig would flutter the same.... Anyone have experience with this??
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Old 09-30-2016, 03:02 PM
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There have been lots of people doing retrofits on the flat falls with assist hooks, rings, swivels, etc., primarily on the line end of the lure. I have no experience with it, but can confirm that its been done a lot...so I guess it works. There's also been concern that the original Shimano hooks and assist line material aren't too strong.
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Old 10-04-2016, 10:53 PM
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This is what I did. Owner Hyper Wire, 7/0 Owner Hook, and #7 swivel.
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Old 10-05-2016, 09:28 AM
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thanks for the pic. last boat I was on....the captain had everyone scrambling at the dock getting split rings for the line connections cuz the loop on the jig is too small and cuts the line once you hook a fish.... don't want to get surprised like that again..
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Old 10-05-2016, 05:03 PM
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thanks for the pic. last boat I was on....the captain had everyone scrambling at the dock getting split rings for the line connections cuz the loop on the jig is too small and cuts the line once you hook a fish.... don't want to get surprised like that again..
Np. Last time I was in a tackle store they were adding about a foot of 100# mono leader so the big BF don't bit through the line. I'll try this mod next season if the big BF show up.
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Old 10-07-2016, 01:13 PM
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If the wire size on the jig is thinner than the line that you are attaching, then it can cut through the line. This is especially true when using a knot line a uni where it tightens down to the loop. True of rings on hooks too. Some hooks use too thin of a ring for the size hooks and the line test likely to be used with that size hook.
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Old 10-07-2016, 02:10 PM
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the deck hands were also tying 50lb fluro with a spider hitch and then tying the loop to the jig so the line was doubled, in case one of the lines got cut... I personally never got cut off, but the crew was pretty paranoid about overdoing it.
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Old 10-25-2016, 03:01 PM
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The hooks on the flatfall are definitely too small.
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