Lead­ing Cir­cle Hook

Saltwater Sportsman - - Tactics + Tackle -

When tar­get­ing billfish, in-line cir­cle hooks get the nod. They’re less prone to hook­ing fish deeply and won’t pull free of­ten. Plac­ing the hook ahead of the bait pro­vides a free­dom that vastly im­proves the ballyhoo’s ac­tion. Its crit­i­cal to use monel wire, not cop­per, when as­sem­bling this rig, for the stiff­ness and dura­bil­ity re­quired to re­sist wa­ter pres-

Break off bill and pierce base with wire to seat swivel eye Run wire through sinker and wrap through eye socket to se­cure Be­gin by wrap­ping wire back Monel rig­ging wire

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