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#1 keldycandy

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Posted 11 April 2014 - 09:48 PM

I am looking to tie my own rig's with strong line so I wont part any rigs off, and lose a bunch of money in hooks this year like I did last year lost about 40 bucks or so in one evening. I have 40lb mono right now may try that but I may also use 65lb braided line for the rig, but I have no idea how to tie the knots to attack to the main line, or the flies themselfs


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Posted 12 April 2014 - 11:23 AM

check this video out it might give you some ideas:

 

 

 

 

 


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Posted 12 April 2014 - 05:10 PM

oh that's all the knots are is half blood and overhand?, I can tie both, lol


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Posted 12 April 2014 - 09:34 PM

If you're fishing from a wharf use a hammerhead 22 gram mackerel jig and one of their sabiki rigs. The rigs are strong and they won't sink to quickly with the 22g jig.
Just out of curiosity, what's the main reason your loosing so much gear?
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Posted 12 April 2014 - 09:54 PM

I  use a 10ft eagle claw water claw rod with a okuma avenger ABF65, I was casting and they was just parting, the line wasn't very strong, I had the normal sabiki rigs, and I parted them right at the knots some how just from a light flick using a 1.5oz weight


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#6 RyanLandry

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Posted 12 April 2014 - 10:49 PM

What kind of sabikis were they? The hammerhead sabikis are made with 40lb line and good knots. You don't need that much weight either.... Unless your jigging from a boat.
22 grams (3/4 of an ounce) is perfect compromise for casting distance and keeping your rig in the target zone.
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Posted 12 April 2014 - 10:59 PM

i think its the 30lb versions, i been looking at buying them from a website that's been linked in another forum topic, i was also given a 50lb version to test drive, as well


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#8 RyanLandry

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Posted 13 April 2014 - 12:51 PM

You should give the hammerhead rigs a try, you won't be disappointed.
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Posted 13 April 2014 - 01:09 PM

where do I get those in the Halifax area?, I have a super duty sabiki rig cut in two since it was 8 hooks, and to much for my rod to handle 6 hooks is perfect


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#10 RyanLandry

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Posted 13 April 2014 - 01:37 PM

Fishing fever carries them. You can also check the website for other locations. Hammerheadlures.com
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Posted 13 April 2014 - 03:46 PM

ill give them a call tomorrow after I get home, helping a friend load up his fishing boat for a 2 week long fishing trip, on the ocean

I wonder how much they are a pack


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#12 RyanLandry

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Posted 13 April 2014 - 06:09 PM

They should be under $4 each. Green diamond also carries hammerhead products. You may need to go there as I'm pretty sure fishing fever is out at the moment.
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Posted 13 April 2014 - 09:08 PM

I can get sabiki rigs for like $1.50 a pack custom ordered from a website I don't know much about ordering from a site


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Posted 13 April 2014 - 09:33 PM

I can get sabiki rigs for like $1.50 a pack custom ordered from a website I don't know much about ordering from a site

That might be why there falling apart on you! Like most things in life you get what you pay for! The hammerhead sabikis are specifically made for east coast mackerel. Pick one up and try it against the other ones you usually use......you won't look back. Trust me
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Posted 13 April 2014 - 10:52 PM

these are right from the makers of the sabiki rigs I was paying like 6 bucks or so a pack, at a store here in HRM


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Posted 17 April 2014 - 12:21 AM

I just tied my first sabiki rig ever, using 60lb main and 40lb branch, I ended up with 8 branches by the time I got to the end, and compared it to a 6 hook sabiki rig of 20lb branch and 30lb main it's the same length with 2 more hooks, now to figure out what hook size, and I know the color I want already, for the feathers


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Posted 17 April 2014 - 09:34 PM

I don't think 8 hooks are legal. Six hooks is the most you can have.
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#18 RyanLandry

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 10:51 PM

I don't think 8 hooks are legal. Six hooks is the most you can have.

He's right, 6 hooks to a line Max. If you plan on using a mackerel jig aswell just make 5 hook sabikis.
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Posted 18 April 2014 - 01:14 PM

when did the 6 hooks come into play? cause I never heard of it, I been mackerel fishing for the last 14 years, during the summer, onshore and not very far from the shore on boat, we use lines 6-45 hooks long and they never said anything about it yet


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#20 RyanLandry

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Posted 18 April 2014 - 01:24 PM

Check the regs. Just cause you didn't get caught, doesn't mean it's legal!
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