“Bridled” Nomad Cow grade flat fall design

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afraser

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@afraser Do you always use a circle hook on a FF?
Yes, always, and always bridled for bigger fish. If I find all the bites are on the retrieve and I’m missing bites, I’ve missed one so far, then I might switch to upgraded single hooks on the back, but only if they are smaller fish, say under 60. But those cows swim with smaller fish too. A flatfall lure is so small the tuna have no problem swallowing it on the first attempt. I have a hard time believing any are just mouthing it first. I may try it for yellowtail too, especially since they swallow the lure as well.
 
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Cplug

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I learn new things everyday from here so I am always ready for criticism. That was one I just rigged up recently just to get pictures of it. My 11/0’s are down at my boat where I could not get to them for a few days.. And thanks for the split ring part, I figured heavier is safer but hearing that I’ll drop down in size
Danny: I love it when you talk tackle related load paths. Stay well. C Plug
 

Fincutter

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I really like the simplicity of the one-hook method. And it seems logical to have a straight line to the hook. But I also wonder about the potential benefits of the multi-hook setups; I've heard that multiple hooks can cut off a big fish's ability to breathe properly, thus improving the angler's odds. Is that a real thing?
 
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screamingreel

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I really like the simplicity of the one-hook method. And it seems logical to have a straight line to the hook. But I also wonder about the potential benefits of the multi-hook setups; I've heard that multiple hooks can cut off a big fish's ability to breathe properly, thus improving the angler's odds. Is that a real thing?

Yes, it is a real thing. I have seen it multiple times. When it comes to fishing, there are many ways to slice a cat... Use whatever achieves the desired result and makes sense to you.

- Jeff Burroughs
 
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kimbo

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I rig mine with 100# braid, 200# mono crimped, with a 10/0 or 11/0 circle hook. Braid allows it to move freely. Works well for me.

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Scott McPherson

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I really like the simplicity of the one-hook method. And it seems logical to have a straight line to the hook. But I also wonder about the potential benefits of the multi-hook setups; I've heard that multiple hooks can cut off a big fish's ability to breathe properly, thus improving the angler's odds. Is that a real thing?
Yes I saw it first hand on my 6 day last year. We had excellent flatfall fishing. Our charter master had a nomad rigged with assist hooks up top and a 4x treble on the bottom. It seemed that the assist hooks got the fish but the treble was back in its throat. He got his fish pretty quick if I remember right.
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Scott
 
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Yes, it is a real thing. I have seen it multiple times. When it comes to fishing, there are many ways to slice a cat... Use whatever achieves the desired result and makes sense to you.

- Jeff Burroughs

I agreed but then too many different types of rigs can be a bad thing when it comes to selection :D

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    I am curious if folks using circle hooks feel that they are pulling hooks and missing bites due to the mechanics of a circle hook while jigging???
     
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    Phil mckracken

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    Could someone share advice on what size and where to order the rings to solder/braze please??
     
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