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They make some bullet head lures with blades attached to the hook. They flash but also seem to fall off rather easy.

a small piece o'rubber band or a bit o'surgical tubing (even better) speared onto the hook between the blade and the barb'll help hold'em on

i've added spinner blades to a few lures in-the-past, and because they easily slipped over the barb, i did just what i mentioned cuz it seemed like every time i'd go to pick one up, i'd see the blade in the bottom o'my box or have it fall off
 

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Even with 5 people on board you are going to have a nightmare trying to get the lines cleared fishing 7 lines for Hooters! 5 max

i can see where that me be a problem for a less exerienced captain and crew or a smaller boat but not for me........ 7 to 9 lines out when i'm trolling (and that doesn't include teasers)........... only when i'm fishing strictly for blue marlin or 'hi-speed' trolling for wahoo would i consider trolling with as few as 5 lines out

where i'm at we don't have any 'wahoo only' waters or wahoo tourneys that would justify a 'wahoo only' spread except for hi-speed trolling and for most hi-speed trolling you wouldn't be dragging diving lures like yozuri bonitos*

if i drug a few diving baits in my usual spread i could troll up to 11 or 13 lines at a time w/out a problem but when i troll alotta lines out it's usally because i'm offering up a smorgasbord of lures to attract a variety of species from marlin and wahoo down to bf and dorado

if i'm into a good wahoo bite, i might go with as many as 5 wahoo lines in the water but will keep the other lines varied cuz i know there's always other fish around or the wahoo wouldn't be there

*here's a lure i wanna try for hi-speed wahooing........
http://images.cabelas.com/is/image/cabelas/s7_122846_007_01?$main-Medium$

they claim this 8 1/8", 8-oz, lure is engineered to run true and can be trolled at speeds exceeding 20 mph (i wonder how that might work for some o'you popper fans casting with high speed spinning reels around rigs and ripping it outta there for a hoo bite,........ hmmmm :rolleyes: )

anyway, you just don't catch the big wahoo (60#+) by hooking up with 4 or 5 at a time even if you think 'they' run in packs too........ one thing nice about big hoo is they're gonna fight deep and straight to the boat as-long-as you keep it in gear........ all you gotta do is clear just a few rods where you wanna boat the fish and even then you should only have to bring in those lines a little shorter than the others to avoid tangles but most everything can be left out............ 60# hoo're gonna be about 5' long and i got 11' of transom to deal with'em....... one person can stand in one corner and gaff'im in the head and the other can stand across in the other corner and gaff'im in the tail and just swing'im aboard between each other (been there/done that)

if all i'm catching is a buncha dink wahoo that're only running about 4' long, bring'em on!....... the more-the-merrier............ but i ain't gonna go down to just 5 rods just because o'that
 

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and since ashton ain't had any activity on this board since july of '07, i'm not gonna share any o'my secrets of how to troll up big hoo........ didn't devulge anything back then.......... ain't gonna do it now! lol!

i'd sooner come closer to telling you what little i (or anyone else) really knows about marlin

(some cards are just best held close to the chest)

y'all wouldn't believe me anyway
 
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