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I have mostly found that canal rigging doesn’t make you loose anymore fish than normally rigging would. But on some plugs like this magic swimmer I think canal rigging might lead to tangling in the jointed parts Thanks.

 

-Tommy

 

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2 hours ago, t_man7 said:

I have mostly found that canal rigging doesn’t make you loose anymore fish than normally rigging would. But on some plugs like this magic swimmer I think canal rigging might lead to tangling in the jointed parts Thanks.

 

-Tommy

 

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I fish it like this but no nose ring and heavier looking rings and 4x hooks. Haven't had one issue. 

I lost or missed fish with one bellg hook true canal rigged. 

 

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R.R. Bridge Fisher........I understand keeping both trebles.....but how many stripers have you actually caught  on the rear treble.........I do not think I ever have.....all hit the head first......just curious...

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I know a whole bunch of people prefer their Sebile Stick Shad to be canal rigged.  I generally stick to the standard rigging.  Partly out of laziness, and partly because I have never had issues with the hookup and hook removal after a catch.  Hey, to each is own.  

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9 hours ago, The Salty Fisherman said:

I know a whole bunch of people prefer their Sebile Stick Shad to be canal rigged.  I generally stick to the standard rigging.  Partly out of laziness, and partly because I have never had issues with the hookup and hook removal after a catch.  Hey, to each is own.  

A cow can/will cause enough torque to break a stick shadd. It happens even with canal rigged plugs, just helps them last longer. You reduce the pressure they put in the hanger and the plastic. 

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9 hours ago, beret said:

R.R. Bridge Fisher........I understand keeping both trebles.....but how many stripers have you actually caught  on the rear treble.........I do not think I ever have.....all hit the head first......just curious...

You are more than likely correct on this. 

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I use a single treble on the front and sometimes a Siwash  hook on the rear. With two trebles I have problems with them grabbing each other. The single treble makes it easier to release fish, especially lively small fish thrashing back and forth with the second treble flying free or hooked near the gill plate.    

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Using 2 hooks on a jointed plug like a Magic Swimmer in my opinion allows more for the back hook to come around and catch a bass by the face or even in the eye. Also, I don’t mind losing fish when using a single crushed barb hook, it’s better for the fish and myself when releasing them.

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I want to first that I hate magic swimmers. I will also say that I cannot deny their effectiveness above any other lure in some conditions. That being said, the one that I use is old and has seen more than its fair share of fish. I use one single hook with a swivel/double split ring setup. Even with a barb, the single has less potential for damage as those running single or double treble setups that seem unnecessary based on the feeding method of the bass. Sometimes the hook will snag over the body and I have lost fish that hit it and can not be hooked. I don't lose sleep over it. 

 

One of the largest bass that I have ever caught was on this exact lure, while the hook was trapped in the front joint. It may sounds like a fisherman's tale, but the fish came in with it's giant mouth wide open, the lure wedged vertically in it's mouth.  I laughed, said out loud  "Have you ever seen this?" and released the fish with not a single mark on it.

 

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I now canal rig my magic swimmers and a few other plugs. last year I lost two bass that snapped the back segment right off. It happened as they came to the surface and shook their head. And these fish looked around 30", not monsters.

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I'm using a 4/0 vmc up front with 2 split rings and the tsunami 300 lb ball bearing swivel. No issues at all with hurt or lost fish but it's all In what you're comfortable with. That set fact aside,  I've seen a few busted swimmers and stick shads that were fished straight out of the box. Rather than buying them for the sake of having a brand name on it I get mine unrigged from ebay for around 12 buck and they work just as well. 

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