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Is this skirt too short?

Old 02-06-2019, 08:05 AM
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Default Is this skirt too short?

Ha, not what you were thinking....

I took a crack at rigging up my first wahoo bait for an upcoming trip. I was aiming at having the skirt fall right at the point of the hook. Not sure what went wrong, except I did it while it was laying sideways on the table and not hanging. Do I need to re-skirt this?

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Old 02-06-2019, 10:50 AM
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By IFGA or just to catch a wahoo?
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Old 02-06-2019, 10:57 AM
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What a tease.
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Old 02-06-2019, 11:08 AM
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Old 02-06-2019, 12:03 PM
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Looks like you misstaked the eye of the hook from the point. Lol
Dont see why it wouldn't work for wahoo. I use skirts sometimes until it's almost just the hook left
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Old 02-06-2019, 02:39 PM
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Too short for IGFA, ideal for wahoo.
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Old 02-06-2019, 02:44 PM
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Ideally I like to have to them slightly above the tip. That said I'm sure I have a bunch rigged like that or have turned into that and its probably 6 to 1 half dozen the other.

If you've got beads in the rigging you can crush them with pliers and get the hook moved up a bit.
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Old 02-06-2019, 02:45 PM
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Skirts fine hook to long.
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Old 02-10-2019, 09:32 AM
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You need to re rig. Measure how much you need to cut off. Simple and easy fix
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Old 02-10-2019, 10:47 AM
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if you look in a hoo's stomach, most times you will see three pieces of a fish that it ate. The conclusion drawn from this is the hoo makes it's first hit taking out the middle piece then comes back and eats the left over parts. If you think this is true, then you could say the skirt may be OK, but the hook might be too long a trailing hook on a fish that attacks this way may not be as effective as one drawn up closer. If I were me, I would pull the hook up into the plastic where the eye was a little into the hair part.
Another thing, the hoo may not actually "bite" the prey, rather they open their mouths and hit letting their razor blade just slice out the middle peice which is then in their mouth.
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