I posted this in the long range forum and they suggested to post it here instead. Since the bluefin are taking flatfalls quite regularly, I'd like to rerig them with better hooks. I've rigged some with large j-hooks on the back, but that means I need to use really heavy leader for abrasion resistance. I know I could rig a circle off of the front of the lure with a solid/split ring connection to the lure, but since the tuna are inhaling the lure, what about rigging the flatfalls like fishing trolled baits for Marlin with circle hooks? Namely, tying the circle hook to the end of the line and then tying the lure, with spectra, to the bend in the hook. Question is how far to the lure to make sure the circle works correctly? Also, is there an optimum way or material to tie the lure to the hook? Other variants include tying the circle to the end of the lure with assist cord or heavy spectra. I haven't seen any rigged this way, but it seems like it should work and provide less chance for being chewed off. My only concern is sometimes the fish bite on the retrieve too, but tuna tend to turn as soon as they hit a bait/lure, so maybe that won't be a problem either. Any suggestions would be great.