2 possible techniques I'll try

Discussion in 'Pelagics' started by etan, May 9, 2007.

  1. etan

    etan Senior Member

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    What about using 2 jigs in tandem for deep drops, a large one followed by a smaller one or with them reversed. Only the trailing jig would have hooks. Second idea would be a small bird followed by a small flyer or swim bait for surface action. Did anyone try throwing a cedar plug? Can you tell I'm bored sitting here in D.C.? Comments?
     
  2. Bret

    Bret Senior Member

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    Nate, the only problems I see with a tandem jig setup, is that you wouldnt get the normal action of the jig and what if the fish hits the hookless jig??? or worse, if a darn cuda cuts you off, you loose 2 jigs..
    I never saw any cedar plugs thrown.. but I did see some success on the swimbaits.. I just wish someone would design a swimbait with a xx strong hook, because a decent sized tuna will straighten out most hooks on production swimbaits..
     

  3. etan

    etan Senior Member

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    I agreeabout the swimbaits. I've thought about texas worm rig style, strong hook in the swimbait with a slip sinker ahead of it for weight. You could use a toothpick to pin the sinker the way bass firhermen do. What do you think?
     
  4. papio

    papio Senior Member

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    I got a dvd from Anglers Pro-shop that shows an angler deep dropping five jigs in tandem. It worked, he got multiple strikes and lost the whole setup on first drop in less than 30 seconds.

    Guy must have been bored out of his mind. He was catching big fish in almost
    every drop on single jigs prior to that.
     
  5. etan

    etan Senior Member

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    Thats a problem! I'd only use a hook on one jig. I've used a diamond jig for a weight on a double dropper snapper rig using plastic worms on the hooks. Snapper liked the worms but never hit the jig. Strange!
     
  6. Bret

    Bret Senior Member

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    I agreeabout the swimbaits. I've thought about texas worm rig style, strong hook in the swimbait with a slip sinker ahead of it for weight. You could use a toothpick to pin the sinker the way bass firhermen do. What do you think?

    Nate, that ought to work fine.. the problem we had was the wind caused too fast of a drift to get anything down in the yft range.. let us know how it works....