Jackfin 165 and 90 hooks

Discussion in 'Tackle and Rigging' started by jiggawhat, May 20, 2020.

  1. jiggawhat

    jiggawhat Senior Member

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    What size hooks for jackfin pelagus 165 and 90?
     
  2. Joda

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    the jackfin website shows specifically the hook sizes, also the back of the box will have it too.

    for 165
    Recommended settings:
    - two hooks #6/0
    - (belly) treble hook ST-66 #2/0; (tail) single hook #6/0
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    two treble hooks ST-66 #2/0

    for 90
    Recommended settings:
    - single hook 6/0 on belly

    - two treble hooks #4

    I used 5/0 or 7/0 BKK hooks, couldn't find 6/0 hooks.
     
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    If possible, stay away from the treble hooks and go with inline hooks.
     
  4. jiggawhat

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    pelagus is an Italian bait designed for tuna fishing in the Mediterranean that works very well in all the seas of the world.
    The video explains how to choose and mount hooks and how the different combinations influence the swimming of the bait.:)
     
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  6. manu

    manu Active Member

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    Thank you for posting the video. Have a trip line up in September and I would like to try the Pelagus! Could you recommend store where to get a couple. thanks.
     
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  7. manu

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  8. manu

    manu Active Member

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    What features in the design of this stick-bait are specific for Bluefin Tuna? Do you think BKK Lone Diablo in-line 9/0 or, 11/0 will work ok?

    Pelagus 165-S is a sinking stick-bait specifically designed for Bluefin Tuna fishing, but will catch Yellowfin and Blackfin also.
     
  9. Joda

    Joda Well-Known Member

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    manu, I use 5/0 BKK on the Pelagus 165-S. I think 9/0 or 11/0 would be too big.

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  10. manu

    manu Active Member

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    You are right, too big. I have 2 packs of BKK 5/0. Thank you Joda.
     
  11. Stevo

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    Is it coincidence that all the pictures of the Pelagus 165 I see the lure is still pristine? Did anyone have success with them? Couldn’t get a bite on mine yet
     
  12. Joda

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    Hope not haha, I just got them, haven’t use them yet.
     
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  13. manu

    manu Active Member

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    Any suggestion on color. Couple of years ago I got the Maguroni from OTI in Blue Flyer and Green Mackerel and for 3 straight days they couldn't resist the Blue. Who knows! Once the owner of an old tackle shop told me, do you know what color they are biting today? ...the one you don't have.
     
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