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Flying Pig Performance Fly Rods Liquid Series

Flying Pig Performance Fly Rods Liquid Series
Flying Pig Liquid Series fly fishing rods

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About 60% of US Anglers practice catch and release.
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 Stainless Steel Treble Hook Model 7731

Stainless Steel Treble Hook Model 7731
Stainless Steel Model 7731 Treble Hook use as Pier Bridge Gaff Grappling.

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Mustad Southern + Tuna 7691

Mustad Southern + Tuna 7691
Mustad Southern + Tuna forged, knife edge point,brazed,ringed,tinned hi carbon steel fishing hooks.

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Yo-zuri Slavko Bug casting trolling lure

Yo-zuri Slavko Bug casting trolling lure
Yo zuri Slavko Bug Trolling Casting lure also known as the Oh Bug drives the fish to strike!

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 Dec 14, 2002; 04:03PM
 Category:  Help Wanted
 Name for Contacts:  Scott Farthing
 Phone:  949.673.1512
 City:  Newport Beach Costa Mesa
 State:  Ca
 Country:  USA

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fishing tips and tricks
 May 19, 2003; 09:01AM - Circle Hooks for Billfish
 Category:  Trolling techniques
 Author Name:  Carlos Morales
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Tip&Trick Description 1: What are “circle hooks”? To a fisherman seeing one for the first time you kind of wonder why anyone would use them or took time to invent them. They are similar in size to the more common “J” shaped hook but the opening is smaller and the barb points toward the body of the hook forming a circular shape, hence their name. At first glance it would appear fish would seldom be caught with circle hooks because the barb points the wrong way and the smaller than usual opening would difficult hooking anything.

Surprise, surprise, first impressions are wrong. Depending which study an angler consults, circle hooks have been shown to be as effective or more effective than “J” hooks for catching all types of fish including billfish. Some studies say fishermen catch 60% more fish, others 100% more fish with circle hooks than with “J” hooks. Catching more fish is a bonus but the real advantage of circle hooks is that they are designed to hook a fish in the lip or corner of the mouth and this happens about 95% of the time, preventing “deep hooking” and “foul hooking”. Removing a circle hook is fast and easy, take a pair of pliers and rotate the hook out of the mouth.

A “J” hook works by attaching itself wherever soft tissue is available. Normally, as soon as a fish bites, the first thing an angler does is “set the hook” by swiftly pulling the rod up and reeling in some line. This violent maneuver guarantees (anglers wish) that the barb of the hook will penetrate some soft tissue inside the mouth thus hooking the fish. Some fish, like billfish, have bony mouths so when the “J” hook tries to find purchase it just slides along and it either pops out of the mouth with the bait or attaches to the the upper palate, throat, pharynx, oesophagus or in the stomach. Anglers who practice catch and release know deep hook injuries, caused by any type of hook, are often mortal due to bleeding and that the hook sometimes is left inside the fish since its so deep there is no way to remove it without killing the fish. This is not a problem for the angler fishing for tasty, sought after fish like Dorado (dolphin), flounder, mangrove snapper, redfish, grouper, etc., since the whole point of going fishing is catching fish to eat.

Here is where circle hooks come in. They have been around for years and were adopted in the late 1970’s for use by longline commercial fishing boats because not only did fish hook themselves but also studies showed they were 85% more effective than “J” hooks and the hooked fish were alive when the longline was retrieved. It is ironic that recreational anglers, to preserve fish, have recently adopted commercial fishing hooks known and used for their ability to catch large numbers of fish.

We did say fish hooked themselves and we are not joking. When fishing using circle hooks and a fish takes the bait, do not set the hook! Wait. Count out one Mississippi, two Mississippi, etc., meditate about why there are no pregnant ladybugs, speculate on the price of bananas on Mars, just don’t set the hook! As the fish swims away the line becomes taut allowing the hook to rotate inside the fish’s mouth and lodge itself in the corner of the mouth. When the rod is flexed and the line taut that means the fish is hooked. Patience is very important because if the angler tries to set a circle hook the same way as a “J” hook, more often than not it will just be pulled out of the mouth of the fish. After a bite a mate on our boats grabs the rod but doesn’t do anything until the billfish swims away pulling the line taut and bending the rod, then he counts to five and “tests” whether the hook has been set by reeling in some line. This technique usually works very well.

If a “self-hooking hook” was not good enough, circle hooks have other advantages. Once hooked, billfish tend to leap and violently shake their head side to side to try and loose the hook. It looks spectacular and anglers love it but “J” hooks are sometimes dislodged this way. The circle hooks round shape and the direction of the barb helps to prevent dislodgement so fish don’t de-hook as much when doing their aerial stunts. Another great advantage is that humans hook themselves less in the hand, ear and/or other body parts and clothes with circle hooks because the barb points toward the body of the hook.

Not all circle hooks are created equal though. Besides “normal circle hooks” there are “offset circle hooks” whose barb does not point to the body of the hook but opens up, similar to a “J” hook’s. Depending on the degree that the barb is offset, 4 to 15 degrees, they become about as effective as “J” hooks at deep hooking as in their ability to catch fish. Like “J” hooks, “offset circle hooks” also cause more foul hooking of fish. Foul hooking means hooking a fish by the eye, gills, etc. Billfish depend on their eyesight to hunt and catch their prey so an eye wound seriously diminishes a billfish’s ability to feed and damaging the gills hampers the billfish’s survivability. Some circle hooks are made out of stainless steel and will not degrade with time so if a fish is lost with a stainless steel hook in it, that hook will be in the fish forever.

In Guatemala “catch and release” for all billfish is the law. Since it’s beginning our company has adopted a circle hook only policy for bill fishing and releasing the fish unharmed is a very important goal. Guatemala has the best sailfishing in the world and we do our best to keep it that way.

Happy fishing and tight lines!!

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 City:  Palmetto
 State:  FL
 Country:  USA
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fishing reports
 Nov 29, 2004; 11:11AM - Cabo Bite Report
 Category:  Mexico Cabo San Lucas
 Author Name:  George Landrum
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Report Description:
Capt. George Landrum

Fly Hooker Sportfishing


WEATHER: I am not sure if I should call the skies this week partly cloudy or partly sunny, guess it depends on how you look at it. Anyway, there were clouds every day but also plenty of sun. Our temperatures were almost perfect with nights getting down as low as 60 degrees with our day time highs in the high 80ís. No rain came with the clouds and the wind varied between 5 and 12 knots from the northwest early in the week and the northeast later in the week.

WATER: The water on the Sea of Cortez remained in the 77 degree range with blue water but as you approached the area of the Gorda Banks the northeast wind became noticeable and the water became pretty rough. Darn those winter winds! On the Pacific side of the Cape at the end of the week there was a finger of warm water about 80 degrees on the San Jaime Bank. Everywhere else the water was in the 77-78 degree range. Choppy water was the norm on the Pacific side early in the week but as the wind changed later on the water became smooth.

BAIT: Almost all Mackerel this week with a few Sardinas as well. Big baits were $2 each while the Sardinas were $20-25 a scoop.


BILLFISH: I only heard of two Blue Marlin and one Black Marlin being caught this week, but the bite on the Striped Marlin has begun to take off. The fish have been fairly close as well which really helps. The Striped Marlin had been stacking up on the rocky points on the Pacific side early in the week and as the week progressed some of the fish started moving off shore a bit. At the end of the week the Striped Marlin fishing was best about 7 miles off shore of the light house toward the west. Slow trolled live bait worked pretty good as did rigged dead baits. Lures were a distant third choice but still brought fish up.

YELLOWFIN TUNA: A few boats got into the footballs early in the week among the offshore Porpoise pods but there were not many of these fish showing later on as they had pretty much moved way off shore. One boat did get into a good showing of fish off the Outer Gorda Banks on Friday. Being the only boat there helped as he was able to get around two dozen quality fish in the 30-40 pound class and one fish around #80.

DORADO: The Dorado were scarce in numbers this week unless you were able to find something floating and then you needed to be the fist boat there to do well. Two Dorado a day was a good catch this week and many of the fish that were found were small ones in the #8-10 class. A few good fish in the 30 pound range were landed but all in all things were a bit slow. Best bets for fish not associated with floating debris was the points on the Sea of Cortez side, close to shore, using small live baits or chumming for them.

WAHOO: Here in Cabo it was a fairly slow week for Wahoo, but I had an invitation from a friend to fish with him up at Inman banks on the Cortez side on Friday, and I was shown what a good Wahoo bite is! We had 10 strikes on live bait and landed two fish in the 40 pound class. It was difficult to set the hook well on these fish while using #30 and #25 line, but we had a blast. That was the only consistent action for Wahoo this week as far as I know.

INSHORE: Calm water on the Pacific side allowed the Panga fleet to work the shore line hard, and the fishing is starting to pick up. A few dinky Sierras are showing up and there are still a few nice Roosterfish scattered around. Bottom fishing for Snapper and Grouper is still a fair bet and just off the beach smaller game such as Skipjack and Bonito as well as small Dorado can keep the light tackle angler happy.

NOTES: The Marlin action heated up and every thing else has remained about the same as we came on to the full moon. I expected the Tuna bite to improve with the full moon and maybe it has, but the fish are too far out for us to find out! It will be a busy week for us and I am out of here this morning as I have a four hour trip to go on, sure hope we get into the Marlin! Until next week, Tight Lines!


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