Pipe jig hook location

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  1. Wild Bill

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    I am looking to make some pipe jigs for the first time. Going to use 12” of 3/4 pipe and locating cotter for hook at halfway point on jig. Seems like the ones I have used were this way and they didn’t foul the mainline in this config. Anything I am overlooking.
     
  2. TooManyHobbies

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    Stainless cotter pin, to stainless swivel, to stainless split ring, to hook. Stainless. In case I forgot that part. I use 12/0-14/0 trebles on mine.
     
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    You just don't want the hook hitting bottom when the pipe does. But you need to account for any swivels/split rings etc... when measuring. Rig a 14/0 up with split ring and swivels and mock it up that way.

    And yeah, Stainless.
     
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    I make mine look like this. Very effective.

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    What Garrett said. You can add electrical tape around the cotterpin ends
     
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    The ones we use have the cotter pin roughly in the middle
     
  7. Wild Bill

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    Thanks guys!
     
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    I use heat shrink tubing around cotter pins, it doesn't unwind and is easy to install.

    Ducker!
     
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    While we're all here, any tips for drilling out the holes for cotter pins once the lead is in the pipes?
     
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    put the pin through first and just pour past it
     
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    12” of 3/4 is one HEAVY pipe jig! Hook in the middle as stated.
     
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    Drill press and machinist bits! Super fast
     
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    12" of 3/4 pipe is perfect for deepwater lings. I would drill your cotter pin hole in the middle of the pipe. Mine are a little lower, hooks originally hung down about a 1" from the bottom but the more I use them the closer they get as the bottom is getting smashed. 12/0 hooks are perfect but I am sure 14/0 would work great as well. Smaller hooks are a night mare to get out of a fishes mouth.

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    Everyone uses swivel vs split ring or cotter direct to hook?
     
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    Big heavy single hook on crimped tuna cord rigged assist style off the top that hangs down to middle of jig. Single hooks rigged that way holds as good or better than that treble and comes out easier once in the boat.
    Like others have said that’s about a 38oz pipe your creating at that length so could probably get away with a little shorter pipe (or thinner pipe) and be able to jig it a little more violently for the lings.
     
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    I like to set the hook as low as possible while leaving the hook point above the bottom of the pipe to keep from snagging. This means the belly of my hooks are just below the bottom of the jig. This also ensures the hook is low enough that it doesn't swing back up and grab your main line on the way down. I've messed with many positions and this seems to work well for me. IIRC, I think I also do 12" with 3/4" Type M (thin walled) pipe and they work out to about 3 lbs. I have some shorter 2 lb jigs that we pretty much never use.
     
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    This. Drill the correct size hole for the cotter pin and you'll get very little lead, if any coming out the hole. If lead does start coming out the hole, stop pouring, wait for it to harden and fill the rest of the pipe.
     
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    I use 9” of 1/2” or 12” of 1/2” in in 500-600’ . All personal opinion, wind, tides, backtroll eyc
     
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    Swivel directly off the cotter pin to a split ring to the hook. Big lings and halibut will twist themselves right off the hook if no swivel at the side of the boat. Use quality split rings and swivels as well. I use a 500lb swivel with an owner size 9 split ring to a 12/0 treble. I've had lings twist inferior cheap split rings wide open leaving me with the pipe jig and taking the hook with them back to the bottom.
     
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    Interesting, I have the same rig with single hooks? I don’t think I’m missing any hits???

    I see one others here listed single hooks but it seems like most are using treble??
     

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