Flat fall set up

998R

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After using the owner dancing stingers, I don't like them at all. Use a better stronger hook then these.

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Joda

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Hi guys,

Which hook should I put?

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6/0 on red and 4/0 on blue- both aki twist

Or
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8/0 Aki twist on red and 7/0 aki saltwater special on blue

Which one should I use?

Thanks,
 

hucklongfin

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The original hooks certainly weren't intended for 100# tuna. They work well on Rockfish, Bass and small to med YT.
 

Adrien Baker

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I rigged a few with size 10 Owner rings and 7/0 Owner single hooks.

I've also seen some guys use the factory hooks and just replace the PP with Western Filament Kevlar.

Adrien

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T.O.T.W.

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I understand the need, but also think it is crap that Shimano can't build em right out of the package. I don't want to tinker!
You crack me up, Nate. It's hard to cover all the bases with flat falls. They catch everything! Besides, we're in SoCal, the land of custom fishing equipment!


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el Toro

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You crack me up, Nate. It's hard to cover all the bases with flat falls. They catch everything! Besides, we're in SoCal, the land of custom fishing equipment!


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Valid point.
 

tugasangler

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Does anyone notice a change with strikes or hook up ratio based on where they place the hooks of the Jig . And if they're going from double assist to single j hook
 

knot keely

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Anybody tried a length of multi-strand wire instead of the heavy fluoro for abrasion resistance? Are these big BFT that line shy? My understanding is that the flatfall bite is more of a reaction bite anyways so it might not matter and chew-offs would be a relative non-issue.
 
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elreytut

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Anybody tried a length of multi-strand wire instead of the heavy fluoro for abrasion resistance? Are these big BFT that line shy? My understanding is that the flatfall bite is more of a reaction bite anyways so it might not matter and chew-offs would be a relative non-issue.
my thoughts exactly. with all the guys getting sawed off as the tuna inhales the jig, has anyone tried wire? i rigged a few with wire for a trip, but the boat went south paddy-hopping. there went my shot. so did not get to try them. a short piece of "KNOT 2 KINKY" wire i think would work. to a wahoo style ring, etc
 

DEGBTI

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thanks to this thread I swapped out the stock hooks on my flat falls and put 7/0 Owner single hooks on, literally last Thursday night before boarding the Tribute for an overnight trip. I was rewarded with a 118 lbs blue fin 12 hours later on the flat fall. Fish inhaled the whole thing. The first thing the captain said once we got it on board was, "oh good, you had the right set up with your flat fall!"

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Baller

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Well done sir, well done..!!!
 

noslow64

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thanks to this thread I swapped out the stock hooks on my flat falls and put 7/0 Owner single hooks on, literally last Thursday night before boarding the Tribute for an overnight trip. I was rewarded with a 118 lbs blue fin 12 hours later on the flat fall. Fish inhaled the whole thing. The first thing the captain said once we got it on board was, "oh good, you had the right set up with your flat fall!"
great job, what weight & color flat fall did you land that beast on ?