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Owner Boa Rig - With The Secret Knot

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I dunno...it's a interesting sliding clinch type knot tied with thin braid of some sort with a loop.

 

It's very secure...but not very durable - a few fish and it's shot and stops being adjustable.

 

TimS

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I used to have the patent publication number but I can't find it now. If anyone has a copy of the Fisherman Magazine I think the patent number is in the ad for the Boa Rig. If you have a Boa Rig it may be ont he package. If someone can post the patent number here I'll provide a public link to the patent so you can see the knot.

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Hmmmm, not enough numbers there, even for a design patent.

 

The number should look like US20030084544 A1 if it's a publication, the 1st 4 numbers are the pub year, or

 

The number should look like US5425195 A or B if the patent was granted.

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Simple way to make a similar rig is to snell a hook on your leader and then take a seperate piece of mono and snell the second hook onto the first one's leader. Basically placing the leader against the shank of the hook and snelling/wrapping around it. Trim the second snell knot and you have a sliding hook above the original snelled hook. I know guys that have been using this style for decades with good success.

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I do what GT wrote when I do it. My problem is that the top snell slides down on it's own after a few minutes.

 

I can't find that patent number. I had it when the Boa 1st came out. I seem to remember it was in the ad. I suppose they took it out.

 

If anyone sees the number, I'll post the patent here.

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What if the fish has the top hook in its mouth and you go to set and it slides enought that you don't get a good set? Or is the top hook just to secure a strip bait? I'd say your better off snelling one then the other on the tag end.

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What if the fish has the top hook in its mouth and you go to set and it slides enought that you don't get a good set? Or is the top hook just to secure a strip bait? I'd say your better off snelling one then the other on the tag end.

 

That's exactly the point of the locking/sliding knot and BOA rig. Your way leaves no adjustment possibility.

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