Flat fall set up

jiggyn

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this is how Iam setting up my flat falls
Took away the weaker stock assist hooks

Put new owner 4X hook on the top with new owner spit ring and solid ring

Tie onto the solid ring so upon hook up its a straight inline connection

Hope to try it out soon
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shooter75

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To me it would seem the hook wont be near the jig on the way down especially if you took those assist hooks off. Itll be way up your line.
 

jiggyn

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To me it would seem the hook wont be near the jig on the way down especially if you took those assist hooks off. Itll be way up your line.
Got the idea from another post
works on knife jigs

It probably might probably not the way it falls and flutters should hopefully stay off the line

Trial and error
 

pukahd

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Heres a picture of a factory broken Flat Fall hook by a large yellow. I had Island Tackle put solid rings on all my connection points and I swapped out for aftermarket larger hooks.
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Arima-bob

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I really like joes and arima Bob's setup. I'll prob try that.

I put on some owner dancer stinger assist hook 3/0 (prob better for slow pitch jigs).

Looks a little thin.

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I would go with a thicker hook too. If you hook a heffer, those hooks will not be your friends.
 

stuman

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I had a Colt Sniper set up like this and it hooked a small bluefin. Someone mentioned a small ball bearing swivel before the split ring.

 

hotrail20

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Run the braid through top ring that is on the jig and out the bottom of jig hole then connect assist hooks allows more natural Flutter. I think best bet right now is rubber band set up with squid
 
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Arima-bob

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WHat size hook did you use?

How about a circle hook vs j hook?
I forget what size hook I used, but I think it was a 5/0 mustad.
I went with a J hook because bluefin tend to inhale their meals. A circle hook would be tough to get out.
 

998R

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Hopefully they are strong as advertised. Zo wire is supposedly be very strong wire hook. It is definitely on the thinner size.

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pukahd

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I unraveled the "cover" over the original flat fall assist hooks knot and discovered that the only thing holding it to the hook is a simple overhand knot !....it could atleast been a snell knot
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Fishingguy

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just for conversation sake, How many of you guys had the hooks fail?

I have yet to change out my hooks and just been using them straight out of the package. Grant it, I've been fortunate enough to not have any mishaps on the hooks but the thread does get me thinking.

Should you really change the factory hooks? is it really needed?
 

el Toro

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Anybody worried about the hooks in the front of the jig swinging around and nicking the line?
 

Winstondry

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just for conversation sake, How many of you guys had the hooks fail?

I have yet to change out my hooks and just been using them straight out of the package. Grant it, I've been fortunate enough to not have any mishaps on the hooks but the thread does get me thinking.

Should you really change the factory hooks? is it really needed?
Billy,

I've actually had one of the stock hooks snap on one of the genuine Shimano Flatfalls.
 

998R

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just for conversation sake, How many of you guys had the hooks fail?

I have yet to change out my hooks and just been using them straight out of the package. Grant it, I've been fortunate enough to not have any mishaps on the hooks but the thread does get me thinking.

Should you really change the factory hooks? is it really needed?
No failures here with the stock hooks. I just wanted a bigger hooks so i can load up more pressure on the fish.

I've seen the braid get bit through on the stock hooks though.

That's why I'm changing out to the new dancing stingers by owner. They put floro through the hollow braid.. 5/0-6/0 I would use
 
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