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How do you tie a double spro rig for fluke? WHat sizes should you use? Also what types of rigs would you do with a fluke ball?

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Originally Posted by Emeril02915 View Post
How do you tie a double spro rig for fluke? WHat sizes should you use? Also what types of rigs would you do with a fluke ball?


Double spro rig- size depend on the conditions, I would not use it in say heavy swells but then again you would not be fishing in heavy swells. gives the appearance of multiple bait fish, the heavier spro will always be in the front and the lighter spro will always be the trailer and flutter more in the current.
2 ways to tie it
Method # 1- useing a 3 way swivel-do not use if drift going under the boat, it may tangle.
1 eye for main line -
1-eye for heavier spro on about 12" or less leader primary purpose is for weight and also another hook for bait.
1-eye for lighter spro on longer leader appx 30-36 inches this one will flutter in the current more, this is called the "trailer" and should be under 1 ounce

Method # 2 Main line -swivel- 36" inch leader - dropper loop with heavy spro 15" down and tie the lighter spro on the END of the leader. there should be appx 15" between the lighter spro on the end of your leader and the heavier spro on the dropper loop.

I prefer method #2 because if you have to change out to a heavier spro, due to changing conditions,it is easy to change out on the dropper loop rather than cut it off the 3 way swivel and retie a knot, also less hardware., again this may tangle/twist so you need to check it regularly.

Fluke ball with a hook same as above.
You want to keep your rigs very simple, minimal hardware, works better.

If I am wrong I am sure some one will correct me.
post #3 of 9
I dont like to use a 2 spro rig. As an alternative I like to tie a dropper loop about 12" -15" above the spro and on the dropper loop use an unweighted teaser baited with a strip.
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Bay/shallow. Heavier Spro (might be 3/4 might be 3, depends where you are) on the bottom. Big dropper (small don't work as well) 12-20" up holds a small Spro (anywhere from 1/16-1oz depending). Tip both with bait or Gulp. Cast and bounce. Light leader can help.

Ocean. Up the wieght on the bottom Spro above. Or do this. Put a Silver bullet on the bottom. A big dropper about a foot up and another big dropper about 15-18" above that one. Put little (1/2oz or less) Spros or Smiling Bills on the droppers. Heavy leader can help. I don't know why, but this rig gets hit hard. It is also easier to fish straight up and down and gets tangled less if the boat is crowded. You roll far less fish with a light bucktail than heavy one. Expect to be a PITA to the mate netting your fish.
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Originally Posted by Triet View Post
Bay/shallow. Heavier Spro (might be 3/4 might be 3, depends where you are) on the bottom. Big dropper (small don't work as well) 12-20" up holds a small Spro (anywhere from 1/16-1oz depending). Tip both with bait or Gulp. Cast and bounce. Light leader can help.

Ocean. Up the wieght on the bottom Spro above. Or do this. Put a Silver bullet on the bottom. A big dropper about a foot up and another big dropper about 15-18" above that one. Put little (1/2oz or less) Spros or Smiling Bills on the droppers. Heavy leader can help. I don't know why, but this rig gets hit hard. It is also easier to fish straight up and down and gets tangled less if the boat is crowded. You roll far less fish with a light bucktail than heavy one. Expect to be a PITA to the mate netting your fish.


I'll be trying this next week off of PP. It would be a welcome change for me to be a PITA to the mate for netting my fish.
post #6 of 9
Pretty simple....Tie on a spro heavy enough to hold bottom, then 15" above tie a 4" Dropper loop that you attach a small spro like 3/8 ounce as a teaser.

Bait the bottom spro with a small squid strip and the small spro with a single spearing.
post #7 of 9
Put a Silver bullet on the bottom. A big dropper about a foot up and another big dropper about 15-18" above that one. Put little (1/2oz or less) Spros or Smiling Bills on the droppers. Heavy leader can help. I don't know why, but this rig gets hit hard. It is also easier to fish straight up and down and gets tangled less if the boat is crowded. You roll far less fish with a light bucktail than heavy one. Expect to be a PITA to the mate netting your fish.

Fished this on the Helen H today. Fishing was poor IMHO. Myself and many other people had limits+, but the size was not spectacular. This rig pulled noticeably bigger fish. Just dragging, it would get hit hard. No tangles, the Helen H gaffs fluke. Met a couple of Belmar mates who racked up full coolers.

The best rig for quantity seemed to be a normal bait rig with a 4oz Spro in place of the sinker.
post #8 of 9
Copyed from main from, thanks for advice....

Decided to hit the beach anyhow, per previous post. Did the spro thing. Tried the double spro rig recommended on bottom fishing forum. Two ounce off one eye 12in and half ounce 36inches on other eye and main line. Gulp penny shrimp on bottom, chart 4inch mullet on top.

I fish a little bit of heavier set up, 7 foot Tsunami with a Shimano Bait runner. I know, gotta go lighter. Want to get a Tica Camry with a lighter 7 foot. Above is MH and got it more for the boat but gotta use what I got? That is why I used the three way just to get the half ounce out there. This may help someone who wants to try the spros but does not have a light set up.

Got to SH about 4:30 pm. Nothing when first got there. Honking hard S a little east. Said Oh Well and hung with the family, tent, cooler, sports the whole nine yards.

Saw one short fluke caught and that was enough to get me off my seat.
First cast and almost back at the wash got a hit, left it there and then fish on, good fight...18 and a quarter to 18 and a half... gave it to a guy, showed my son. Next cast a " big dog" sea robin. Third cast 14 to 15inch fluke and then it all died again. So, there was a 15minute bite on at the hook in the slop?

With the one lane on the bridge to 36, it took 1.5 hours to get out of the park ONLY! 2.5 hours for a 40 minute trip normally. So, be my guest and fish the Hook and get that keeper.

Fun day! Got lucky!

Jay
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Originally Posted by Triet View Post
Put a Silver bullet on the bottom. A big dropper about a foot up and another big dropper about 15-18" above that one. Put little (1/2oz or less) Spros or Smiling Bills on the droppers. Heavy leader can help. I don't know why, but this rig gets hit hard. It is also easier to fish straight up and down and gets tangled less if the boat is crowded. You roll far less fish with a light bucktail than heavy one. Expect to be a PITA to the mate netting your fish.

Fished this on the Helen H today. Fishing was poor IMHO. Myself and many other people had limits+, but the size was not spectacular. This rig pulled noticeably bigger fish. Just dragging, it would get hit hard. No tangles, the Helen H gaffs fluke. Met a couple of Belmar mates who racked up full coolers.

The best rig for quantity seemed to be a normal bait rig with a 4oz Spro in place of the sinker.



Heard Tommy was up there with his boys doing pretty good with the fluke..
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