5 minutes gaff hook rig

Discussion in 'Tackle and Rigging' started by Minnow, Apr 11, 2008.

  1. Minnow

    Minnow Administrator

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    I really like gaff hook/stiff hook rig for trolling lure but takes too much time to rig it with heat shrink tube. what I did is to substitute heat shrink tube with fuel hose.

    Materials:
    1 trolling Lure.
    1 Mustad 7691 hook.
    15ft of 400lb leader.
    2 pcs aluminum sleeve.
    5/15 inch Fuel hose.
    Plastic tube

    Tools;
    Crimping tool.
    Lighter.
     

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  2. Bret

    Bret Senior Member

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    Thats pretty Cool Tj!! do you heat up the fuel line over the hookeye??
     

  3. Minnow

    Minnow Administrator

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    Bret,

    No I don't have to, just wiggle it a little bit and it will get in the 11/0 hookeye.
    I use 1/4 inch fuel hose for smaller hook.
     
  4. d-a

    d-a Senior Member

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    What keeps the fuel hose from sliding down the shank?

    d-a
     
  5. Minnow

    Minnow Administrator

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    What keeps the fuel hose from sliding down the shank?

    d-a
    The hookeye, the fuel hose is pretty snag fit through the hookeye.
     
  6. MrBill

    MrBill Senior Member

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    There's a ton of ways to rig up your lures. Some work, some don't. I've tried them all. These are a few pics of ones that work. I personally like sticking a stiff stainless rod about 1/8" in diameter and bending it to fit your 10/0 to 14/0 hooks. Stainless steel cable also works well as does shrink tubing.

    Pictures tell a better story.
     

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  7. Snagged

    Snagged Senior Member

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