Boys a quick tip making ur own Wire Assist rigs

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  1. Deepblue water

    Deepblue water Active Member

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    The reason why I’m making the wire assist hooks Is because on my last trip to Dry Tortugas i got cut off multiple times by king fish we all lost hooks jigs and i said not no more
     

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  2. jon holsenbeck

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    I've got a 200g OTI Jaeger jig rigged with a set of wire assist hooks on top and about a foot of #7 single strand wire going from the swivel at the split ring to a swivel, then to my top shot. If I want to use a different jig I can switch it out easily. Another rig I've thought about is to just put a single hook on the split rings at the top and bottom of a jig and using a length of wire leader from the swivel at the split ring to the top shot, with a swivel between the line and the top shot, of course. I'm going to try to stay near the bottom as long as I can so I might not have as many problems with toothy fish.
     
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  3. Deepblue water

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    I liked the idea how you have yours set up i just try to avoid the wire from the jig to the leader that way I don’t lose the action on the jigs
     
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  4. jon holsenbeck

    jon holsenbeck Well-Known Member

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    The jig should swing freely on the split ring so I don't know how much action will be lost. Also i think most fish will hit the head of the jig so that's why I have a short wire leader. I've actually rigged this jig for the chance that we might see some positive signs of wahoo while drifting. Drop the jig 100-150 feet down and snap it back up. It's just rigged up in case something crazy happens. I've got couple of other surface plugs and shallow running plugs and couple of 3/4-1 oz. bucktails ready too, in case we come across a good weedline.
     
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  5. Kim

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    A couple years ago I went through the same thing with the bite offs. I got several recommendations here and I tried every kind of wire of modified wire and my experience was that I got a lot less hook ups. What I ended up doing was to use #500 Kevlar assist cord. I still get bite offs but I'm happy with my hook up rate.
     
  6. scubaarchery

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    Do you have to crimp the 7 strand or can you tie it? I have some on order but haven’t received it yet.
     
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  7. Deepblue water

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    Hey bud
    Yes you have to use crimps for the wire.
    I don’t make them like that anymore now I’m using assist cord with wire inside I’ll show you so you have a idea
     
  8. scubaarchery

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    I wanted to do the same and tie like I tie a normal jig hook to a solid ring. Just figured the know would come out if not crimped somehow... looking forward to seeing your example...
     
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  9. Deepblue water

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    Hey bud i made some fresh wire assist rigs for jigging I use them for slow pitch and fast jigging im position some pics of what i used to make them
     

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  10. Deepblue water

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    If you need more info or any suggestions feel free to ask anything I’m always happy to help anyone
     
  11. redgarvey

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    How's that flash-bling with the toothy critters?
     
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  12. Deepblue water

    Deepblue water Active Member

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    They hold really good. You can also make them without it
     
  13. scubaarchery

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    So once you thread the wire inside the line, does the knot hold them in place or do you crimp them and if so, where do you crimp them?
     
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  14. Deepblue water

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    Hey Scuba No crips at all on it
    The assist cord i used comes with a thread inside as you see on pics you removed it and insert the wire inside and you get a nice finish you don’t see the wire
     
  15. redgarvey

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    very nice whip finish
     
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  16. Kuroneko

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    Could you put a
    Could you put a photo?