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Rigging Ballyhoo

Old 02-18-2019, 05:41 AM
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Originally Posted by krabill View Post
Why is there no talk of how to break the back on a ballyhoo in this thread? Did people give this up? The last few times I've been on big boats I have seen stiff ballyhoo going out. I was taught to pop the back the whole way down with your thumb then squeeze him from the sides every inch down so you feel it pop, you want that fish to flutter, not just drag. Get that sucker wiggling so he's making a pretty V in the water behind him when you check him before sending it back.

The fish feeling the pin thing I was always told for white marlin only.
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