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Old 09-28-2014, 07:44 AM   #1 (permalink)
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This will be my first season jigging for blackfish and I was wondering what type of knot people use to tie on they're jigs and if it matters? Also does anyone use a teaser hook above the jig with success?
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While there is by no means only one method of rigging, I will offer the following.
I like to tie directly to jig with either improved clincher or palomar. I use Head N Tails jigs for their thin diameter and excellent hook. The maker of Tidal Tails jigs recommends using a loop knot like the Homer Rhode. This may work for some but here is why I don't recommend it. For the same reason I use ABSOLUTELY NO HARDWARE OF ANY KIND in my rig, I want NO PLAY WHATSOEVER in the whole rig. You must understand that you are fishing extremely shallow mostly, from 8 to 20'. I use a spinning rod rated for 6-12lb line, 10lb powerpro superslick, and a 3-4' leader(depending on structure type) of 30lb flouro tied in with a bristol knot or crazy alberto knot. All of this together gives me an EXTREMELY light weight package and ZERO play between the tip of my rod and the 1/2( to 3/4) oz jig I normally use. With this set up I can feel every single touch of any kind, or lack there of (pick up). I have handled tog to 8+ on this setup with no trouble!
My fishing partner uses a similar setup with same line but on Star 8-17lb rod. Same action. Last year (our worst due to weather in last 5) we caught over 300+ tog in month of Oct on these set ups! Good luck and let us know how you make out.
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ps if you search on here further, you will find some very informative threads that go into way more detail on this subject.
here's one
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here's another good one

Tidal Tails with green crabs?
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While there is by no means only one method of rigging, I will offer the following.
I like to tie directly to jig with either improved clincher or palomar. I use Head N Tails jigs for their thin diameter and excellent hook. The maker of Tidal Tails jigs recommends using a loop knot like the Homer Rhode. This may work for some but here is why I don't recommend it. For the same reason I use ABSOLUTELY NO HARDWARE OF ANY KIND in my rig, I want NO PLAY WHATSOEVER in the whole rig. You must understand that you are fishing extremely shallow mostly, from 8 to 20'. I use a spinning rod rated for 6-12lb line, 10lb powerpro superslick, and a 3-4' leader(depending on structure type) of 30lb flouro tied in with a bristol knot or crazy alberto knot. All of this together gives me an EXTREMELY light weight package and ZERO play between the tip of my rod and the 1/2( to 3/4) oz jig I normally use. With this set up I can feel every single touch of any kind, or lack there of (pick up). I have handled tog to 8+ on this setup with no trouble!
My fishing partner uses a similar setup with same line but on Star 8-17lb rod. Same action. Last year (our worst due to weather in last 5) we caught over 300+ tog in month of Oct on these set ups! Good luck and let us know how you make out.
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And that's all you need to know about Jiging for Tog...Fred.
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And that's all you need to know about Jiging for Tog...Fred.
Thank you Fred.
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,, ALL I CAN SAY ITS A BLAST FISHING FOR THE TOG WITH JIGS IM FINDING
OUT ANY SMALL JIGS WORK FINE I USE ASIANS WHEN IT OPENS THEN WHEN THE BITE STOPS ON THE ASIANS GREEN IS VERY GOOD,,,,,,,,><(((:> ~~~~ ><(((:>
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Thanks for all the great info!
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I have never really done this type of fishing Almost everything I own is conventional rods and reels. I like to use baitcasting reels for fluke fishing Do you think this type of setup would work If not I would buy a spinning setup What are the type of reels (size or model #) are you using? What type of pole are you using??

Last year I caught a 12 lb fish on a Lamiglas 7030 with a Shimano Tekota 500 The fish took 3 good runs I actually thought I had a bass or bluefish I don't know if I could have tame the fish with one of my fluke baitcasting setups. on Thanks in advance
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I have never really done this type of fishing Almost everything I own is conventional rods and reels. I like to use baitcasting reels for fluke fishing Do you think this type of setup would work If not I would buy a spinning setup What are the type of reels (size or model #) are you using? What type of pole are you using??

Last year I caught a 12 lb fish on a Lamiglas 7030 with a Shimano Tekota 500 The fish took 3 good runs I actually thought I had a bass or bluefish I don't know if I could have tame the fish with one of my fluke baitcasting setups. on Thanks in advance
A convention reel will do just fine. You don't have to cast the jig.
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