Pipe jigs

kenzmad

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how important is it to have the hook connected to a swivel?
IMO it is critical. Big Lings will twist and turn and that pipe jig becomes a leverage point to pull the hook. You have already spent the money on pipe,lead and hooks. Couple dollars more on a swivel and you are golden
 

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how important is it to have the hook connected to a swivel?
Very important to use a swivel unless you enjoy having fish (especially big lings) come off when they twist and roll... If you enjoy that sort of thing then bypass the swivel.
I prefer catching and eating the fish so always use a swivel.
 

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Y'all are ALL TALK, NO PICTURES.

Make 'em like this:

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12" - 14/0

8" - 10/0

Yes, I know, I need to pinch the barbs before I hit the Strait, but they sure look purty, don't they??
thanks alot for the help, i finally got a chance to make some, i melted dive weights in some angle iron on a slope with a propane torch and dripped it into the pipe. hopefully they catch fish!!!
These are how I rig mine for the most part. One exception is that I now add a split ring between the cotter pin and the swivel. With the right twist, your swivels will bind on the cotter pin and the leverage will brake/separate your swivel. This happened to me once (was more than likely a one in a hundred chance of it binding) I use 200# boone black crane swivels. I was able to recreate this on the beach after the trip. It doesn't take too much force to snap a swivel in half when the force is across the swivel. Roll the bones will never let me live that day down!
 

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Here's how i set mine up

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James - A couple pointers:

1. Add swivels btwn the cotter pin and hook.
2. Go with HD Cotter Pins that wrap around the pipe jig and secure it with heat shrink tubing and/or the lead pour itself.
3. You don't want the treble hook below the bottom of the pipe.
4. Go with all HD hardware (all swivels, rings, etc). Lingcod love to destroy undergunned gear.
5. I prefer a swivel in the top of the pipe jig instead of the side.

Hope that helps.

GOOD LUCK!

TOMMY
 
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Grady226

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If u put the hook in the middle of the pipe the hook should not flip up and tangle in your mainline or dropper leader.
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Just forget about that thing on the left...they dont work..lol
 
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Those Norwegians are deadly, but man, are they a snag prone lure. Has anyone tried fishing them with stinger hooks instead of the treble on the bottom?
 
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BugeaterInWa

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How much weight is needed in the straits (PA) I know big tides/winds will require more.
Seems in the Ocean when you drop a pipe jig down you get a bite shortly thereafter. Inside, I have not had any success with pipe jigs. None of the guys I know have had any luck inside either. We all leave them on the beach when fishing inside now.

Just my opinion.
 

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For jigging in the Straights the best I have found for Hali is the berkley 8" saltwater power grub on a jighead. Any color will do as long as it is white! For Lings in the Islands smaller jigheads with less expensive 7" curly tail grubs in white or rootbeer/motor oil are the ticket. I am sure if you tried copper pipe jigs long enough something would hit them but it is hard to deviate from what I have confidence in.
 
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Since were showing how, here is what I do and I don't lose as many at the rock pile and have no trouble catching fish on them !! Also I have had some excellent success in the straits with pipe jigs so they do work but I still think bait is more effective inside !!

 
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If anyone wants to sell a few to help cut the cost of producing their own, I would be interested in buying some. Drop me a PM if you have some for sale.

Thanks.
 

EJ Swanny

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Sorry to bring this up again guys,,,just feel lazy and not searching through a ton of threads.....basic question:

How and when can you use treble hooks...obviously no barbs on any type of hook, but treble only for bottomfish/halibut/lings...and even though a treble has three hooks, still one treble=one hook? And no treble for salmon...

Never used them, and thinking they are only viable on pipe or slab jigs?? Thanks and don't mean to de-rail the thread....

Swanny
 

blackelk

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barbless only inside. in the ocean they are allowed for bottom fish
 

EJ Swanny

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barbless only inside. in the ocean they are allowed for bottom fish
Thanks Mike - So barbless "single" (up to two) hooks only on the inside for all fish.....is west of the Bonilla-Tatoosh line considered the "ocean"?

Thanks, Swanny
 
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Since were showing how, here is what I do and I don't lose as many at the rock pile and have no trouble catching fish on them !! Also I have had some excellent success in the straits with pipe jigs so they do work but I still think bait is more effective inside !!

I like the circle hooks. I've been using them more and still can't figure out how that little opening makes it happen (hook up), but it does. I've never lost a fish once hooked with a circle hook and never had a gut hooked fish. Started using them when I was living in North Carolina and they made a believer out of me. When using bait, remember not to set the hook, let the fish seal it's fate. Since I'm not usually paying attention, this is perfect for me...

Currently, my pipe jigs are rigged with one MASSIVE treble attached mid length with an HD swivel held on with a SS cotter pin and they have worked well. All fish I catch with those trebles are lip hooked and easy to release so the issue of bait swallowing with a standard hook isn't an problem, but those single hooks are much less expensive.

That kid Tommy (CF) taught me that keeping hooks off the bottom of your pipe jig reduces snags which I quickly observed. It looks like this set up keeps the hooks away from the bottom where the pipe is making contact with the rocks.

Nice little "extra" with the caps on the tops! Don't really think you need them, but it shows attention to detail. I take about six inches of solid #12 copper wire, twist it around a swivel, bend a few twists in it, set it in the pipe and pour the lead to anchor the attachment point.

Pipe jigs are nice because if you feel the weight, you are fishing. Although I like a good workout, reeling in 400 feet of line to see if I still have bait gets old.
 

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Since were showing how, here is what I do and I don't lose as many at the rock pile and have no trouble catching fish on them !! Also I have had some excellent success in the straits with pipe jigs so they do work but I still think bait is more effective inside !!

I am in Port Angeles. I would be interested in seeing how you make these if you any time... Cheers!