How to rig up for poppers and jigs

Discussion in 'Tackle and Rigging' started by jojo, Oct 21, 2006.

  1. jojo

    jojo Member

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    HI guys
    Hope all is well I would like some advise on what type of split rings I need and Do I tie my main line straight to my lure ? Do I use a leader and if so what pound test (80) do I put the assist hooks on the split ring or on the main part of the lure
     
  2. Minnow

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    Owner hyper ring is one of the best on the market, number 10 = 220# is more than enough for popper and jigging in our area. JMO

    I use short leader 80-100# for popper and jig fishing and tie my leader direct to my lure.
    Attach your assist hook to your solid ring. See picture, sorry it's in Japanese.
     

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  3. Uncle Russ

    Uncle Russ Senior Member

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    J.T.,

    I know this is going to sound stupid, but what the heck, I'm very new to this: I have seen assist hooks on jigs, of course. But would you also rig them on poppers ever? Or, for that matter, do people use them on diamond jigs as well as on Butterfly/knife jigs? Thanks.

    Russ
     
  4. jojo

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    Thanks TJ you are one hell of a nice guy
    TJ if you got some time on sunday I did buy some very large hooks do you have time to help me rig them for those Big AJ's
     
  5. Snagged

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    Assist hooks work on everything.
     
  6. Uncle Russ

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    Thanks, Snagged. Thought it might spoil the action of the popper.

    Russ
     
  7. Minnow

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    Jojo, I will give you a call tommorow.

    Uncle Russ,
    Snagged is right on the money, assist hooks will work on popper, jigs and more.
     
  8. Uncle Russ

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    When I was a kid, my grandfather and uncles used some of those "assist hooks" on catfish. But the statute of limitations passed years ago and most of them are dead. Still, don't tell anyone. I won't even mention the old telephones.

    But while we are on the subject of jigging, I do have a serious question. Do folks use essentially the same outfit with lighter jigs as they do for big heavy diamond jigs? I guess if you are surrounded by Blackfin tuna, it's a tradeoff jigging and casting for them with light gear in case a Yellowfin comes along?

    Russ
     
  9. Minnow

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    If there is a yellowfin in the area, I would not use any thing lighter than 50#.
     
  10. Snagged

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    I use the same rig but switch style of jigging and size of jig.
     
  11. Deep_Sea_Gull

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    After having a large blue marlin eat a 30 to 40 lb yellow fin tuna, I tend to carry a big sitck.