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Nantucket fluke: what fave jig?

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For those of you in small boats, a friend of mine tells me he back trolls against the current to cut the drift speed and drop light jigs. Says its a killer technique. 

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51 mins ago, Tom T said:

You are the one who stated your way was for "serious" fishing, implying that poor makomike is a clown.  I'm just asking for what I am missing that makes one serious and one not.

 

 

Never implied anything of the sort.  Mike’s way is simple, quick & easy and works with thinner leader.  No snelling involved.  You identified the issue, which takes a little planning and effort to address, with snelling and works equally well with thin or heavy leaders.

2 hours ago, Tom T said:

the possibility/belief that the makomike way will chafe the leader more.  

 

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6 mins ago, Tom T said:

There was no need to call Mike a clown again :dismay:

Why do you keep doing it?  Don’t you like sharkMike?

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2 hours ago, Tom T said:

Both rigs slide, what am I missing for the extra lunacy of this rig?  Other than the possibility/belief that the makomike way will chafe the leader more.  (Once it slides down once, it ain't going anywhere).

 

 

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6 hours ago, jjdbike said:

Thanks,

I'll use that.

I suppose the top hook is so much smaller than the bottom because it's only intended to hook the head / front of the bait, not the fish?

JD

Don't forget that squid usually swim backwards, i.e. the tentacles are trailing so the top hook is really just to pull the squid along naturally, the hook that will most likely hook a fish is the one buried in the tentacles. 

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22 mins ago, Mike said:

For those of you in small boats, a friend of mine tells me he back trolls against the current to cut the drift speed and drop light jigs. Says its a killer technique. 

Usually no need if the wind or current is raging use a drift sock.

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14 hours ago, Kml said:

It’s like a dropper loop without the knot part just the loop. 

Mike, how heavy leader and what size/type hook works best for this?

 

I usually use 30-40 pound leader, but for Nantucket I might go to 50 pound leader. If I was rigging for nantucket fluke I would use a big hook. like a 9/0 octopus or O'Shaughnessy. But if I used an O'Shaughnessy style hook it would only be for the trailer, the lead hook would still e an octopus.

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58 mins ago, Mike said:

If I'm on a big fish hunt I'm not using double hook slider rigs.  I'm looking for the bite that swallows the damn bait. 

If you're fishing a whole squid you need the double hook rig to make it look natural, and still have a decent chance of hooking a fish that doesn't swallow the whole thing in one bite.

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14 mins ago, PeterO said:

Why do you keep doing it?  Don’t you like sharkMike?

Please don't cause more trouble. I love Mike.

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15 mins ago, Tom T said:

Please don't cause more trouble. I love Mike.

Then you should tell him you’re sorry for calling him what you did - twice.

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5 mins ago, Tom T said:

How dare you turn this on me?!?!

 

 

 

How dare you deny it was you who insulted sharkMike?

 

 

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