Flat fall set up

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  1. jiggyn

    jiggyn Do you even fish?

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    this is how Iam setting up my flat falls
    Took away the weaker stock assist hooks

    Put new owner 4X hook on the top with new owner spit ring and solid ring

    Tie onto the solid ring so upon hook up its a straight inline connection

    Hope to try it out soon
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    To me it would seem the hook wont be near the jig on the way down especially if you took those assist hooks off. Itll be way up your line.
     
  3. jiggyn

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    Got the idea from another post
    works on knife jigs

    It probably might probably not the way it falls and flutters should hopefully stay off the line

    Trial and error
     
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    I rigged mine shown below. Put in new owner split rings (120 lb) and in-line single hooks. Worked great

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    Here's how I rigged mine
     
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    What size would you say the original assist hooks are??
     
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    Like 2/0
     
  8. strackle99

    strackle99 I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    I am thinking about experimenting with a hook on each end.

    Has anyone tried this?
     
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    Heres a picture of a factory broken Flat Fall hook by a large yellow. I had Island Tackle put solid rings on all my connection points and I swapped out for aftermarket larger hooks. 1148130_662d2af0467d918e1935dcead7d80212.jpg 1148131_5a9bebe42e7e2983f6db13f987794505.jpg 1148133_3d6dfab0824c6206b2a8b38c392d8924.jpg
     
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    The original are small because those jigs are for rock fish.
     
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    I really like joes and arima Bob's setup. I'll prob try that.

    I put on some owner dancer stinger assist hook 3/0 (prob better for slow pitch jigs).

    Looks a little thin.

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    Hi Brian, those hooks are very well priced. How are the quality? I'll swing to get some, they look decent.
     
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    I would go with a thicker hook too. If you hook a heffer, those hooks will not be your friends.
     
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    I had a Colt Sniper set up like this and it hooked a small bluefin. Someone mentioned a small ball bearing swivel before the split ring.

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    WHat size hook did you use?

    How about a circle hook vs j hook?
     
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    Run the braid through top ring that is on the jig and out the bottom of jig hole then connect assist hooks allows more natural Flutter. I think best bet right now is rubber band set up with squid
     
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    I forget what size hook I used, but I think it was a 5/0 mustad.
    I went with a J hook because bluefin tend to inhale their meals. A circle hook would be tough to get out.
     
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    Hopefully they are strong as advertised. Zo wire is supposedly be very strong wire hook. It is definitely on the thinner size.

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    That's what I used but 3/0 size. Really thin.
     
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    I unraveled the "cover" over the original flat fall assist hooks knot and discovered that the only thing holding it to the hook is a simple overhand knot !....it could atleast been a snell knot 1148132_972465ee5718067841016e5fcf4da394.jpg
     
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