Preferred rigging of Wahoo Bombs

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  1. dinko

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    hey marc. less than 2 months , buddy, and away we go .. see ya then !!!
     
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    Yep, I have more Capt Jimmy's on the way. I have more of the silver/pink Lead Masters that come rigged too. They worked really well on the Ridge.
     
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    I think TFT's recommending that for Intruders and Marauders. The best wahoo bomb angler I ever saw rigs his Jimmy's with 130lb Seaguar Premier. Efrain Gutierrez has it down.
     
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    Take it from Jamie he's the best Wahoo fisherman I have ever had the pleasure to fish with hope all is well brother.CHEERS
     
  5. walkerman

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    So, with 100-130 fluoro, what knot would one use tying straight to bomb?
     
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    I use what I use for everything over 80#... 3 turn uni......
     
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    I've had good luck with a 4-turn clinch knot. I would use either that or a 4-turn San Diego Jam.
     
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    No expert, but after getting bit off on multiples of my best jimmy bombs using 130 fluoro, I placed a 3 inch piece of titanium single strand between the bomb and fluoro. The bites were just as consistent and all bite offs stopped. On several occasions the fish came in and the wire was crimped from the wahoos teeth 1 inch into the wire. I'm not sure such a short piece of wire impacted the bite in any way.
     
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    It sure impacted your bite off ratio there Floyd
     
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    I've never got bit off using 150 flouro.........
     
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  11. Steve K

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    Well, not yet...

    You'll hear stories of Wahoo chewing through 400 lb stranded wire on trolled plugs.
    Those things are nasty! Toothiest critters I've ever seen.
     
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    What every one else said
    100-150 lb Fluoro something like Seaguar Blue or Blackwater- it doesnt really matter.
    3- 4 ft fluoro crimped to small solid ring and capt jimmy bomb(or raider or Cartch Tackle 33) tied directly to leader via a 3 turn uni knot.
    This is my go to and I dont lose many lures.


    These are also the 2 colors I use primarily :)
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    crimped to small solid ring. preferable to use black solid rings but dont fret over it (I ran out so I used these and they were perfect)
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    this pick below shows the length of my leaders.
    The Halloween orange Jimmy Bomb is a new leader about 4 ft long.
    The Dorado Green is a used leader- already caught a couple fish and retied a couple times so it is shorter now. Once it gets down to about 18" to 2 feet I will trash it and tie on a new one

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    dont forget to machine gun the rod and point it at the fish and dont stop reeling :)
     
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    Beautiful setup Andre...
     
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    I've always used the old Newell style bomb heads...hole thru the center, so I rig on single strand wire. One tip Don Sansome passed on was to jam a round toothpick into the hole, and break it off, to keep the bomb from sliding up the wire during the fight. Other wahoo in the area have no problem trying to take that bomb away from the fish you are fighting, and if it is up by the mono connection...gone.
     
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    hi bill 90# single strand that's all you have to do is crank faster than the other guy
     
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    I'll keep all my wahoo gear rigged with wire until I see a need to change!
     
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    Reviewing all the responses, the best set-up is crystal clear:

    Use three feet of wire,

    or use a few inches of wire,

    Which should be multi-strand,

    unless its single strand,

    or use floro

    of 100 lb up to 300 lb,

    That's tied to the bomb,

    unless you crimp,

    Use rings,

    unless you use a swivel.

    There you go, clear as mud!
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    FWIW, if my bomb is pre-rigged, I use that rigging. Otherwise I try to keep it simple, quick and avoid lots of equipment and use heavy floro and tie with a uni to the bomb to a swivel on my line. I've had wahoo bite through wire as well as mono/floro and chew 20 inches plus up the line, so IMO wire helps, but is not a cure-all. Heavy floro that's been used for trolling or bait fishing can be recycled for wahoo leaders.

    edit: just to be clear, I wasn't trying to make fun of the prior responses, which are all legit. My point is that there appear to be many ways of skinning a skinny and it seems to be a matter of personal preference.
     
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  19. Steve K

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    Thanks for that definitive summation, Brad. We can always count on you. :)
     
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    I personally go the opposite direction. Once I met Capt Jimmy and realized what a simply wonderful soul he was, I rig mine bombs with 10# mono so I have to buy a lot of bombs from him.
     
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