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Old 01-01-2009, 03:20 PM   #1
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Tuesday while out for some bottom bumping, I broke out our Butterfly jigs, I was surprised to find that most of the hooks were heavily rusted. Only a few were usable. Since it looks as if I'll need to replace most all of them, I thought that I'd try to make my own. I'd welcome any suggestions and help for supplies and tips on techniques.

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Old 01-01-2009, 05:21 PM   #2
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The Jan. Sport Fishing Magazine shows a way to do it also on YouTube they show how to make them
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Old 01-01-2009, 05:30 PM   #3
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jfred - 1/1/2009 7:21 PM The Jan. Sport Fishing Magazine shows a way to do it also on YouTube they show how to make them
Do you have the youtube link . . . I could not find it

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look up YouTube then look up making assist hooks

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That is the shit
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Old 01-04-2009, 07:17 AM   #7
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Hey! Thats my tip in Sport Fishing this month . (Jan-09)

I use wire because I've lost way too many fish due to bite offs with Spectra. I've landed Wahoo, Spanish Mackerel, Kingfish and Bluefish without wire but I land them all when I use wire.

I'm not totally against using wire leaders on my jigs either. I pour all of my jigs so they don't cost me much but I still use wire when bite-offs come often.

Larger hooks give me a greater bite to landed ratio also. The 9/0 Eagle Claw Alaskan is sharp, strong and cheap.

Make your assist rigs short enough so the bend rides against the hook about 1/3 of the way from the forward end.

BTW. I watched all of the videos in the links above. I liked using Needlenose pliers for stretching the heat shrink.

I use glow-in the dark Heat shrink on my jigs when night fishing.
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