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Old 01-31-2020, 01:32 PM
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Default Circle Hook Ballyhoo in LESS THAN A MINUTE (video)

I often get pm's and emails from members about rigging with Ringer Swivels. Last year I put together a slideshow video but feel like a real live rigging video is also helpful.

Here you will see in the video rigging a #1 Ringer Swivel (same swivel that won $1.5 million in the White Marlin Open this year), 1/2oz lead, 14" AFW Copper Wire.

Enjoy and thank you for your support.

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Nice!
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Originally Posted by Leeroyjenkins View Post
Nice!
Thanks Leeroy!
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Can you demonstrate use with a live bally?
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good info
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Originally Posted by Lilbrother2017 View Post
Can you demonstrate use with a live bally?
Absolutely -I’ll get something together for you shortly
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Couple pointers as I have recently received some questions about eye hooked baits etc.

Any swiveling ballyhoo hook rig IE Ringer Swivels, or standard barrel swivels, will have more eye hooked baits over fixed hook position rigging (floss/o-ring) when your bait is spending time flying out of the water (rough conditions that sometimes warrant more chin weight than normal).

I'd say 98% of circle hook ballyhoo rigger's rig by entering center of the crease in the top lip with the copper wire, the swivel will also seat here. Rigging forward of the lip, which some do, will align the hook more with the eye socket and result in more eye hooked baits. See pictures for reference.











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thank you for the video- new to marlin fishing but have been tuna fishing for 10 years, want to try to hook them with circles this year, seems easier over floss and the other methods!
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So the 98% do rig like the pictures with the red high light as opposed to the pictures with the yellow highlights?

I have always rigged them more like the red highlighted pictures.
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Would this work (swim as well) with a j hook? I only meat fish, don’t bill fish.
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this is a great product which we use daily on the boats I run,
quick and easy to rig, baits swim consistently better and hookup rate improves
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Originally Posted by gtrfred View Post
So the 98% do rig like the pictures with the red high light as opposed to the pictures with the yellow highlights?

I have always rigged them more like the red highlighted pictures.
Yes sir, RED would be the standard rigging method where-as the folks who rig yellow style have a possibility of more eye hooked baits because of the hook alignment with the eye socket.

I had received some feedback from a (one) mate who had went on to say that rigging with Ringers made a bunch of his baits eye hook and that its my fault etc. I've sold more than 1.5 million of our Size 1 Ringer Swivels, and if every ballyhoo rigged eye hooked themselves 15 times a trip, Ringer Swivels would have never gotten off the ground. When I inquired more with another angler on the boat (photographer) he had sent me a bunch of rigging pictures and I was able to notice the issue.

That was the only reason I had mentioned that ^
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Originally Posted by La Vida CR View Post
this is a great product which we use daily on the boats I run,
quick and easy to rig, baits swim consistently better and hookup rate improves

Certainly appreciate all of your support Mike. You guys are first class.
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Originally Posted by swaptrex View Post
Would this work (swim as well) with a j hook? I only meat fish, don’t bill fish.

It would work fine despite which hook you choose, but keep in mind when you fish with a hook in front of the bait youll need to still be "dropping back" and feeding your bites, or youll have alot of half eaten ballyhoos
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Ordered some of the pre rigged to try yesterday. I spoke to a buddy, David, who mates for me and he mentioned yall had talked about a Privateer he redid. He is also pretty stoked to give these a go.

It showed out of stock on your website but I found them elsewhere. Will yall stock them again?
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Originally Posted by ytmorris View Post
Ordered some of the pre rigged to try yesterday. I spoke to a buddy, David, who mates for me and he mentioned yall had talked about a Privateer he redid. He is also pretty stoked to give these a go.

It showed out of stock on your website but I found them elsewhere. Will yall stock them again?
had a big tackle shop order wipe us out, will have plenty more this week sorry about that.

Many of our tackle shops carry them, Atlantic Tackle OCMD, Oceans East (va beach/nags head) Fishermans Center/Grand Slam Tackle/Fish Heads of Stuart/ Salt h20/Carls Bait and tackle/Big Dog Tackle/etc in Florida, as well as thetackleroom(vendor here) website.
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Originally Posted by ytmorris View Post
Ordered some of the pre rigged to try yesterday. I spoke to a buddy, David, who mates for me and he mentioned yall had talked about a Privateer he redid. He is also pretty stoked to give these a go.

It showed out of stock on your website but I found them elsewhere. Will yall stock them again?
YTMorris, back in stock with the pre-twisted.

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