“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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hucklongfin

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Some learn by being told, some by reading and the rest just have to pee on the electric fence for themselves... tugboat will just have to pee on the fence... good luck with that!
 
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Mangata

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