CLFish5

Setting the hook on a Fluke

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Reel down so that your rod tip is pointing towards the water and the line is tight before you set the hook. You should be loading the rod on the hookset and keeping it bent the whole way up. Slack line = lost fish.

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3 hours ago, Dan Tinman said:

Here you go.  One top shot and one from the back end.fullsizeoutput_10ea.jpeg.bbce90b20cbf11783b2b88d6dcf6880f.jpeg

 

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Appreciate the pics Dan, did you hear back from him how well they worked. It would make a cool video. 

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On 8/3/2020 at 0:44 PM, CLFish5 said:

Hey bud. Thanks!

 

this is the model rod I’m using: tsspj701xh. Not sure if it’s slow or fast

 

you think that is the issue? 

Thats a slow pitch rod....  Plus you may be experiencing what I have seen the last few weeks, especially south of the Light in 90-110 ft..  Whiting and ling everywhere, plus small seabass...I use 6/0-9/0 on all of my jigs, never an issue, ESPECIALLY out there...  good luck.

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Hard set,

   Weak hook connection could pull the hook totally. 

   If the bite turns out to be a snag hard set will lock it in.

   If the fish has a solid bite on the tail end it could rip the bait off. 

   A swing and a miss could damage the rod on a hard top 

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Weak set, 

  Hook may not penetrate the mouth parts but the fluke may make a second attempt. 

  Hook may not penetrate, the head shake will either lose the fish or set the hook. 

  Just doesn't feel as good as a hard set. 

 

Personally I like to feel the bite, drop back for a few seconds and do solid lift. With the no stretch braid it shouldn't take much to set a sharp hook. MHO. 

   

    

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45 mins ago, CLFish5 said:

I’ve heard that before but what exactly does that mean

It means exactly what it does with a human: punch it so hard you cross it’s eyes. 

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48 mins ago, squidder 329 said:

Appreciate the pics Dan, did you hear back from him how well they worked. It would make a cool video. 

To be honest I'm not sure how effective they are.  The customer that requested them says they're great.  I've given a couple samples to guys I know fish well and haven't heard back from them yet.  Could be they haven't tried them.

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