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Short strikes on larger ballyhoo (first day rigging, went 10/11 on short strikes lol)

Old 08-31-2019, 08:02 AM
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I generally prefer my hook forward and don't usually have an issue with short strikes. I do use regular full size Ilander with large ballyhoo rigged pinless on an 8/0 or 9/0 Mustad 7732 hooks.
Rigging wire is attached to the leader loop or sleeve at the hook. It goes up under the gills out the eyes and back thru several times, up thru the nose and wrapped around the bill. If I'm having an issue with short strike I may add a 3412C needle eye 7/0 or 8/0 on a 4" piece of 175# cable with a swivel on the other end. This is attached to the leader on the leader loop going thru the hook eye. Doesn't affect the bait action very much. I've got a few SeaWitch heads with deep bite marks in the lead head.
Old 08-31-2019, 08:19 AM
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Originally Posted by Tarpun View Post
I generally prefer my hook forward and don't usually have an issue with short strikes. I do use regular full size Ilander with large ballyhoo rigged pinless on an 8/0 or 9/0 Mustad 7732 hooks.
Rigging wire is attached to the leader loop or sleeve at the hook. It goes up under the gills out the eyes and back thru several times, up thru the nose and wrapped around the bill. If I'm having an issue with short strike I may add a 3412C needle eye 7/0 or 8/0 on a 4" piece of 175# cable with a swivel on the other end. This is attached to the leader on the leader loop going thru the hook eye. Doesn't affect the bait action very much. I've got a few SeaWitch heads with deep bite marks in the lead head.
I'm confused, so do you run the 175# run through the body where the trailing hook comes out the vent near the tail? or it replaces the forward hook? I made up a few the other day to try and experiment with I just dont know if I am going to pull them through the stomach with a rigging needle like 1/2 way down the belly or run them all the way back through the vent/tail
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Rig your bait normally on the front hook (can be pin rig or pinless) the 2nd hook can be inserted into the belly with the point coming out the vent. Cable lays along the belly.
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Originally Posted by Tarpun View Post
Rig your bait normally on the front hook (can be pin rig or pinless) the 2nd hook can be inserted into the belly with the point coming out the vent. Cable lays along the belly.
So the cable it just free swinging around the outside of the bally? Why not just run it back through the vent and deal with your connection situation up by the head?
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Adjust the pin position to suite your needs, I think I am going ro move mu pins about 1” further forward, this hook back by 1”, I am using faily large hoo
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Dolphin will take the bait after a drop back after original bite
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Old 09-02-2019, 03:17 AM
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Originally Posted by highflier1 View Post


Adjust the pin position to suite your needs, I think I am going ro move mu pins about 1” further forward, this hook back by 1”, I am using faily large hoo
As simple as it is that may be the easiest trick, at first I was finding it hard to get the hook too far back but after 3 trips I realize as long as the ballyhoo are quality you can work it as far back as you want pretty easy. ill give it a try

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