Flat fall set up

Discussion in 'Fishing Chit Chat' started by jiggyn, Apr 30, 2017.

  1. Tunahead

    Tunahead Long Time Tuna Abused Member

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    Good stuff Jerr and Joe, done most of mine that way too. LOL
     
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  2. Fishingguy

    Fishingguy I've posted enough I should edit this section

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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?
     
  3. el Toro

    el Toro I've posted enough I should edit this section

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

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    Billy,

    I've actually had one of the stock hooks snap on one of the genuine Shimano Flatfalls.
     
  5. 998R

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    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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  6. Fishingguy

    Fishingguy I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    definetly concerns me.
     
  7. Winstondry

    Winstondry Winstondry

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    Yeah, I think I may have posted something here on BD about it when it happened, it was a couple years ago. They don't look like the best quality, I think I was told they were tinned hooks.
     
  8. T.O.T.W.

    T.O.T.W. Time On The Water

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    Fisherman's Landing should still have some of these super-charged models. Solid ring to an 8/0 Mustad 7691. More on the way, so I'm told...
    [​IMG]


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  9. captainsdc

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    Regardless if you re-rig them,always do a quick pull test to be sure. I had this happen on a bigeye. Bet he got a nasty headache. [​IMG]


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  10. SouthBayKiller

    SouthBayKiller I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    I did pretty much this to most of mine, but using the owner hyperwire splits. i think the #240 one, which if that bends out i'm boycotting owner for line.
     
  11. jiggyn

    jiggyn Do you even fish?

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    A friend of mine had one snap and another bend at color
     
  12. el Toro

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    Chris does that big single hook effect the way they swim (flutter) at all?
     
  13. Joda

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    wow...i think i need to swap out my hooks.
     
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  14. chavid

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    Hope this help. [​IMG]

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  15. T.O.T.W.

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    I can't see a difference from above, Nate. The 200 and 250 gram sizes have so much mass I think they can still shake and wiggle with the extra hook weight. It'd be cool to see a side/side comparison of these versus stock from a halibut's perspective!


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  16. Derby

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    You use coastlocks direct to jigs for tuna. Man, I'd be afraid to use those. Seen a few turned into curly q's.
     
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    I was about to say the same thing. I've had those things come apart on 10lb lings, never again will I use those.
     
  18. jowo

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    I didn't like the fraying with the assist cord, so I've gone to all metal. All pieces rated at 100# or above, so I figure it can handle whatever I fish for.

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    Ya the coastlock swivels are not a great Idea. If anything connect a barrel swivel off split ring and tie line to barrel swivel. Thats how I run mine.
     
  20. SouthBayKiller

    SouthBayKiller I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Is it me, or is where you would normally push to open the swivel also where a bluefin's mouth would be closing?
     

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