How To:Rigging Tuna Feathers-Crimped

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  1. chickenhawk

    chickenhawk Newbie

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    Start with all your components laid out: (forgot to picture one swivel):
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    Start by running swivel through hook:
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    Pull piece of shrink tubing over swivel and hook:
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    Use lighter to shrink tubing:
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    Run Sleeve (Boone size 5 for 80#) pictured, onto the line:
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    Add swivel and loop the line about 4 times:
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    Slide sleeve back to loop, making sure to include tag end:
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    Tighten loop:
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    Crimp:
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    Cut excess line:
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    Feed bead from other end:
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    Feed line through lure:
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    Feed sleeve to other end:
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    Add swivel and make about 4 loops:
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    Tighten and crimp:
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    Cut excess line:
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    should look like this at this point:
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    Finished:
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    Only took 1/2 hour to shoot, another 45 minutes to resize, 5 minutes to upload, and another 1/2 to post. Hope this helps someone. :finger:

    Jose
     
  2. Al B

    Al B Newbie

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    Guud job Jose, Thanks
     
  3. bertram31

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    Good job there, just incase anybodies wondering what the loop in the swivel is called, it is a flemish loop.

    Jack
     
  4. jiminoc

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    thanks for the great tutorial! I got all the stuff to give it a try this weekend :)
    will post the results
     
  5. Steve K

    Steve K Hey, I'm gettin' bit...

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    And I'll bet it only took about five minutes to rig it all up. Thanks.
     
  6. FishStalker

    FishStalker You're no daisy

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    Actually, that particular knot is called a flemish EYE. A flemish loop is a figure eight knot and is different.

    Great tutorial. That's pretty much how I rig up mine but I don't put a swivel on the hook. I just tie a flemish eye connected directly to the hook. You can also use chafing springs instead of the flemish eye.
     
  7. Kingfish

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    Great tutorial. That's pretty much how I rig up mine but I don't put a swivel on the hook. I just tie a flemish eye connected directly to the hook. You can also use chafing springs instead of the flemish eye.[/QUOTE]

    I use the chaffing spring at the hook end and the Area-Rule ringed grommet at the other end. Copied a pic from the internet.

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  8. Jenna04

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    Isn't that crimper used for wire and not mono? I believe the correct tool with flare out the ends of the crimp.
     
  9. tylerderdan

    tylerderdan Stay classy San diego

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    If you know how to crimp properly it's not an issue. You never squeeze the shit out of your mono crimps, you work them down. The ends will flair if you don't work them a slight bit. Who cares what tool he uses, his crimps probably don't fail.
     
  10. MacAttack

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    :appl:Excellent Post! Stunningly simple!:bablefish
     
  11. FishWiz

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    Very nice to have taken the time to show others, a real fishing message board post (unlike so many others), thank you.

    The only thing I would add is that you add more beads to adjust the hook to ride just back inside the tail of the skirt if you have longer/larger lures.
     
  12. jiminoc

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    I've been rigging my own feathers the past two weeks thanks to this tutorial :)
     
  13. eastcoastfisher

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    i agree about using more beads to put the hook back further...u can also stick a crimp further up the skirt to put the hook further back that way when the fish grabs the head of the lure it will slide in and the hook will go in through the outside of the fishes mouth. ive heard from other westcoast people about wanting to know how to rig ballyhoo properly for trolling or making ur own wind on leaders with dacron if any of you are intrested in that let me know and ill try to figure out how to the the same step by step thing for you
     
  14. Norcal Nomad

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    The tutorial is very simple and is how I rig my feathers as well. Three years ago, my feathers were worn and I looked at them and thought, "they can't be that hard to rig".

    A trick that a sportie captain taught me once was to take the tag end of the mono, after the sleeve, and to melt it with a lighter. As soon as it melts, you need to flatten the tip and it should seat at the rim of the sleeve. This adds resistance and helps keep the mono from sliding from the sleeve when a fish is on.

    The other tool to use for crimping sleeves is a swagger.

    I didn't know that the loop was called a flemish eye.

    Great stuff!
     
  15. Chill808

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    Thanks for the info
     
  16. jgs_sd

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    Just happened accross this tutorial and would like to thank you for posting
    such a great informative crimping lession.

    Muchos Thankyous
     
  17. Waiohinu Lawaia

    Waiohinu Lawaia dabuggashakeshakehenohemo

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    The flemish is also known as an offshore loop I believe.

    I am curious 1) why you put some many turns into the offshore loop on the rod side and 2) why so many people in Cali prefer the double hook over two small singles?

    Thanks for the tutorials by the way, I am sure this will help out many more than are willing to admit...
     
  18. Keta

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    Use the right tool, melt the tag ends and pull them to the crimp before crimping.
     

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