10/7 Big Bluefin on Flat Fall @ SCI

Discussion in 'Southern California Offshore Fishing Reports' started by J_Rudd, Oct 9, 2017.

  1. Barkoff

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    Thanks for the informative report, still a year from retirement and able to tow my Parker down, look forward to put all the education to work.
     
  2. eric harner

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    Old post but good info here.
     
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  3. Blackfish

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    LOL Nice job and great post.
     
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    8 months later and this post is still selling flat falls.

    Everytime I look at that first picture I buy another one. The I read the report again, and put another couple in the cart.

    Shimano ought to pay mr. rudd residuals
     
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  5. J_Rudd

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    I keep checking my mailbox for those residual checks and I haven't seen any. They must have my address wrong...
     
  6. bonefish bob

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    Nice fish. good report. I like to bridal my large flat falls with a 9/0 circle hook.
     
  7. Jiggermeister

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    What has been your experience rigging that way?
     
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  8. bonefish bob

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    I have only caught tw posto fish over 100lbs with this setup. Nither of them caused damage to the flurocarbon leader. The circle hook does it's job and hooks in the corner of their mouth.
    I was using multiple strains of braid from the bend of the hook to eye of the F/F. However, the first fish almost chewed through it. Now I use wire and crimps, leaving loops at both ends. Did not seem to interfer with the action of the F/F as I was picked up on the drop.
     
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  9. Jiggermeister

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    Thanks, I have found that a single beefed up hook like a 9-0 Jobu will interfere with the action and I like the idea of marlin rigging it, but just didn’t know if it affected the action or decreased hook up rates.
     
  10. bonefish bob

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    As far as hook up rates, I can't speak to that. Had two chances in two years. Both successful.
    Like you fihed it a lot.
    I dropped mine in a swimming pool and along side a private boat to watch the fall. Looked go and worked twice. I was using a Owner Moto 9/0 with about 2 to 21/2" length bridal.
    Great teeth marks on the F/F.
    Skippers on the Condor and SA80 (Scott's) said it was the way to go.
    Going on an 8 day aboard the Excell in Aug. Hope to try it out then if not before.
    Just find something you like and I with it.
     
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    Bonefish Bob - Are you able to give a picture of what the rig looks like. thanks in advance.
     
  12. Let em eat 74

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    Here you go in case he doesn’t respond.
     
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    Good call, seems like a great setup. How to you tie the bridal so it doesn't slip off the hook? What knots do you use?
     
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    Double up a piece of line and tie a square knot to make it a loop. Cats paw it around the flatfall eye then again with the hook.
     
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  16. AndyJ

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    With the 9/0 hook bridled to the jig eye, you tie the main line to the ring on the hook?
     
  17. Let em eat 74

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    Yes, that’s correct
     
  18. Schweitzer

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    Congratulations, really like the detailed explanations of tackle and rigging.
    Very informative c/w with great pictures, Im going to get some black socks for the next time I head down to SD.
     
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    I use doubled 80 solid to make the loop and squareknot both ends. The jig really flutters well this way as an added benefit.
     
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    I substitute black flip flops.
     

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