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Porgy RIgs

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One of my buddies on my boat tied me a chicken rig yesterday. All I had was 40 fluoro and 3/0 baitholder hooks. Pulled up tons of sea bass and occasional blackfish.

 

Is 3/0 too big for porgies? I read somewhere the sharpies like 3/0 because you keep the shorts away.

 

I really like this rig because if you get picked dry on one hook you still have bait down there. Increases your odds of hooking up

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I tie 3 hook Montauk rigs with 1/0 or 2/0 hooks. IMHO 3/0 is too big for scup. I do occasionally catch jumbos on my 4/0 sea bass rigs.

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On 7/9/2018 at 2:51 PM, dleopoldi914 said:

 I read somewhere the sharpies like 3/0 because you keep the shorts away.

 

Only internet sharpies use 3/0'. Actual sharpies that actually catch fish use much smaller hooks. Not sure where you are fishing, but there are very few shorts with the 9" limit in NY.

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Ok going to tie rigs today. Any suggestion for buying in bulk? I usually get the gamakatsu 25 pack for $10. I was using size 2 baitholder hooks and pretty solid. Bagged a 15 inch porgy biggest I’ve ever got on clam.

4 hours ago, Billy 40 said:

 

Only internet sharpies use 3/0'. Actual sharpies that actually catch fish use much smaller hooks. Not sure where you are fishing, but there are very few shorts with the 9" limit in NY.

 

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22 hours ago, dleopoldi914 said:

Ok going to tie rigs today. Any suggestion for buying in bulk? I usually get the gamakatsu 25 pack for $10. I was using size 2 baitholder hooks and pretty solid. Bagged a 15 inch porgy biggest I’ve ever got on clam.

 

Dont need to spend  money on flouro, tie your rig directly in to mono,  U can use regular mono, 20# test is plenty, if you running braid uni uni knot mono 1Ofoot  or so, to the braid, surgeons loop on the end , for the sinker, a coupla very long dropper loops , above that, cut one side/leg of the dropper loop, tie your 1/0 2/0 bait holder hook. Or dont cut the dropper loop buy presnelled 1/0 or 2/0 hooks, and  loop da loop the presnelled hook on to dropper loop. We call it hi lo rig.

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On 7/16/2018 at 8:11 AM, Snaps said:

Dont need to spend  money on flouro, tie your rig directly in to mono,  U can use regular mono, 20# test is plenty, if you running braid uni uni knot mono 1Ofoot  or so, to the braid, surgeons loop on the end , for the sinker, a coupla very long dropper loops , above that, cut one side/leg of the dropper loop, tie your 1/0 2/0 bait holder hook. Or dont cut the dropper loop buy presnelled 1/0 or 2/0 hooks, and  loop da loop the presnelled hook on to dropper loop. We call it hi lo rig.

I got size 1 and 2 baitholder hooks....

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