Flat fall jigs

2strokepoke

nimrod
Sep 14, 2010
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orange, ca usa
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danny
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dammit danny! 26' skipjack flybridge
I was at the longfin today and picked up a few shimano flat falls, their selection/inventory was good. Picked up a colt sniper too, thought I'd give it a try
 

pugz

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Nov 25, 2010
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Jim
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Mine
What colors and weights do you guys recommend?
 

hucklongfin

Deep release specialist
Jul 3, 2003
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Mission Viejo
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MarkT
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Blazer Bay 1860
I picked up a couple of 100's there today.
 

Timmo

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Feb 18, 2013
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Westminster
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Victor
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How do you fish that for bft?

Thanks

And what color got bit, if you don't mind?
 

Ali

Master of Nothing
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Apr 24, 2003
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That Guy
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31' Innovator
The pink and silver killed it for us last season. Just drop them until they stop taking line. Wind tight, kill bluefin, eat sashimi. Pretty awesome.
 
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pugz

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Nov 25, 2010
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Ca
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Jim
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Mine
How are they for YFT? Or are they mostly a BFT jig?
 

pugz

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Nov 25, 2010
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Ca
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Jim
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Mine
Ok that's what I thought, thanks
 

Cast Gold

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Jul 1, 2005
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Tustin
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Kris
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Mike's
What colors and weights do you guys recommend?
I like the Chartreuse in 80 or 130. But the others have worked regardless of color. I think the action is what really got the bite.
 

SSUfish

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Sep 14, 2006
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San Diego
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Eric
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n/a
I was skeptical until I fished one down in PV this winter. I was dumbfounded that we would hook fish at night literally EVERY cast. Like the others have said, most bites should come on the sink so just be ready to throw it in gear and set the hook, otherwise I would grind/jerk the lure back and hook-up that way. I was sold and am going to be getting a couple in a variety of colors in the 100 and 130 size.
 

rdrblck66

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Sep 25, 2012
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Riverside ca
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Greg
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Shogun
Just picked up some 80 and 160s from Chris from pelagic. He got a huge shipment yesterday. Free shipping and 10% off.
 

scramblerj

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Jan 23, 2013
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San Diego
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Joe
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Used to have one, don't anymore....
I fished a Colt Sniper for yellows on the RP and it worked great. Just like yo-yoing a 6x Jr, but easier to wind because it's more streamlined.
 

OpporTUNAty

Bad Days?
Jun 20, 2014
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California
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Jim, Jim
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RELIANCE, San Diego
So would it be too much to get the sardine, sandeel, purple whatever color and bl. chovy in 80 & 100 or 80 & 130.

I'm thinking 2 of ea.

Just looking to buy what makes sense and not trying get something you guys think looks the same or just too many???
 

Timmo

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Feb 18, 2013
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Westminster
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Victor
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The pink and silver killed it for us last season. Just drop them until they stop taking line. Wind tight, kill bluefin, eat sashimi. Pretty awesome.
Tried them on my last 2 trips at Cortes Bank. Caught only rockfish with them. Can't wait for March 1st. :)
 

Cast Gold

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Jul 1, 2005
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Tustin
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Kris
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Mike's
So would it be too much to get the sardine, sandeel, purple whatever color and bl. chovy in 80 & 100 or 80 & 130.

I'm thinking 2 of ea.

Just looking to buy what makes sense and not trying get something you guys think looks the same or just too many???
I'd definitely get the chartreuse first as my go to, then the pink, and chovie.

The chartreuse glows and looks like a live squid. Everything eats it.
 

Timmo

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Feb 18, 2013
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Westminster
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Victor
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Just picked up some 80 and 160s from Chris from pelagic. He got a huge shipment yesterday. Free shipping and 10% off.
Pelagic...Outfitters? Free shipping if over $150? I don't see the 10% off, maybe sales ended? Thanks.
 

Cast Gold

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Jul 1, 2005
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Tustin
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Kris
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Mike's
So you think sardine and sandeel...not so much?
Haven't had as much luck with the sand eel or purple yet. The others got destroyed. I've tried every color.
 

OpporTUNAty

Bad Days?
Jun 20, 2014
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California
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Jim, Jim
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RELIANCE, San Diego
Haven't had as much luck with the sand eel or purple yet. The others got destroyed. I've tried every color.

Ok. Thanks for all that good info.

I'll grab those colors in 80 & 130.

I know it's hard to tell and don't want to get some of these jigs that don't do much and collect dust in the box like certain irons that don't get bit.
 

londonking

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Jan 4, 2006
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Torrance ca,
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luke
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Boston Whaler Montauk 170 and 15ft Gregor.
I know a place online you can get a screaming deal on these flat falls, anyone interested pm me. Last time I posted a link to a killer deal on penn fathom 2 speeds the post was taken down.
 
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