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  1. Rybak

    Snelled Ganged Hooks

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    Snelled Ganged Hooks

    I've attempted a video of how I snell hooks. Not the best but you should get the idea..
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    Snelled Ganged Hooks

    I still dont tie a snell using the method Mr Pro does & certainly never slip on a protection sleeve. But he is the Pro & I'm not.....His method just looks at bit awkward but there are many ways to tie a snell. I do at least 8 wraps around the hook shank. Each to their own...
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    Snelled Ganged Hooks

    Not really that interesting but I will take a photo. Just the way I was originally shown.
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    Snelled Ganged Hooks

    I would never do it like that. Always snell both hooks along the shank of the hook both the same way & certainly not through the eye of the hook. Just my preferred method that has never failed me. I even snell Size 12 long shank hooks for Gar the same way (not that you need to for Gar).
  6. If you are handy with tools etc, you can easily make one from timber. Otherwise, if you cant be bothered then just buy one like the one on Anaconda. Can always spray can paint if you dont like the colour. For $30 bucks each you cant go wrong for portable units & a can of spray paint.
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    Snelled Ganged Hooks

    ...I never run the leader thru the eye hook ever...always underneath the eye of the hook.
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    Snelled Ganged Hooks

    I to do variable spacing when snelling my hooks using 20lb line normally. You can try using Jinkai as the leader. Good abrasive qualities & stretch with great knot strength. Have always used this mainly for Port Augusta Kings albeit 150lb. Never failed me. Very subtle to use. You could easily use 40Lb Jinkai.
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    Snelled Ganged Hooks

    A wire trace is another option. Bust offs on what fish/circumstances & chasing what fish?
  10. Halco sliced metal snook lure or any sliced metal lure works without fail when trolling. I use a lead line rather than a paravane. Also 3 ganged 1/0 hooks with a thin strip of stream lined fish bait works good as does the swim bladder of the first snook you catch. When catching Gar & there are a few about, cast out a bibbed lure or even a soft plastic well behind the Gar & often you will get a snook or two. I prefer a bibbed lure as they will destroy a soft plastic.
  11. All of the above...Hallett Cove off the rocks is good. Need clear water. Always berley I reckon similar to gar berley. Off boat or kayak is usually easier as you can move around to find.
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    You can still float fish Gar in winter, but I would throw in a burley pot first to see if any are around or just float fish as normal. Sometimes you may get some, sometimes only tommies or salmon trout. Gar are bigger & fatter fishing the sea bed in winter. So you can do both & see what is working on the day. You can use a cabbage weed type bait in thin strands, but just easier to use gents or other baits already mentioned.
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    For winter Gar, you fish the the bottom as you would for Whiting. The rig is a sinker clipped to a swivel at the top of the trace, & a cork at the bottom of the rig where the sinker would be for a paternoster rig. Then 1 or 2 hooks in between & still use gents. When the sinker hits the bottom, the cork will float the bait off the bottom & you get your Gar. Gar are normally a bottom weed eating fish hence the green goop that comes out of the backside. They stick around the ocean floor in winter.
  14. "Slivers of Garfish I've never tried this, but I've heard good reports of taking a few slivers off the first garfish you catch and using this as bait. This is suggested as a way to mix up your bait if the garfish are being timid". Yep this works. Also dip into their green poop - with all baits. Slivers off pilchard woks great as well. The rubber gents also work. Also slivers off cockles & cheese. A touch of aniseed can stir them up. Also when timid, no float. Just hook & bait at the back of boat drifting naturally with the current.
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