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Marlin and Game Fish - 180 degree Rig for Kona’s | A rigging tutorial by Durban based fishing charter and guide on how to make a 180 degree double hook rig used for trolling Kona’s for Marlin and Game Fish

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Marlin and Game Fish: 180 degree rig for Kona’s

 

Tutorial by Mike Laubscher of  Blue Water Charters | Durban

 

The 180 degree rig is one of my favourite double hook rigs; it is ideal for adding strips baits and swims true. For Island Lures and Bullets it is one of the best rigs.

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Marlin and Game Fish double hook 180 degree rig

Materials: 
- 1.5mm stainless steel cable
- 6.4mm & 9.5mm Electrical Heat Shrink (I prefer black, but any colour will work)
- Copper crimps to suit the 1.5mm cable (5 crimps required)
- Stainless Steel Hooks (I have used 10/0 hooks for the tutorial)

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Marlin and Game Fish double hook 180 degree rig

Cut a length of cable about 2.5 times the length required for the completed rig. The length required will be calculated as follows: Length of Kona skirt from bottom of Kona head, minus half the hook shank length, minus leader loop and crimp. Feed the cable through the eye of the hook and wrap around the shank, bring the cable around the closed side of the hook eye. Bring the loop over and feed back into the hook eye from the opposite side

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Marlin and Big Game Sport Fishing
Marlin and Game Fish double hook 180 degree rig

Pull tight and double crimp

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Marlin and Big Game Sport Fishing
Marlin and Game Fish double hook 180 degree rig

The rig should look like this at this point 

Blue Water Charters - Durban
Marlin and Big Game Sport Fishing
Marlin and Game Fish double hook 180 degree rig

Cut some 9.5mm heat shrink and slide it over your cable, and feed it onto the hook for later use.

Blue Water Charters - Durban
Marlin and Big Game Sport Fishing
Marlin and Game Fish double hook 180 degree rig

Measure your length and put a kink in the cable at your length, perpendicular to your hook eye

Blue Water Charters - Durban
Marlin and Big Game Sport Fishing
Marlin and Game Fish double hook 180 degree rig

 Feed 3 crimps onto your cable

Blue Water Charters - Durban
Marlin and Big Game Sport Fishing
Marlin and Game Fish double hook 180 degree rig

Push the cable through your hook, ensuring it will face up. 
Blue Water Charters - Durban
Marlin and Big Game Sport Fishing
Marlin and Game Fish double hook 180 degree rig

Leave a loop of about 15mm, and double crimp your cable

Blue Water Charters - Durban
Marlin and Big Game Sport Fishing
Marlin and Game Fish double hook 180 degree rig

Cut the 2 tag ends of the cable so that there is a 1-2mm gap.

1.

Materials:

- 1.5mm stainless steel cable

- 6.4mm & 9.5mm Electrical Heat Shrink (I prefer black, but any colour will work)

- Copper crimps to suit the 1.5mm cable (5 crimps required)

- Stainless Steel Hooks (I have used 10/0 hooks for the tutorial)

2.

Cut a length of cable about 2.5 times the length required for the completed rig. The length required will be calculated as follows: Length of Kona skirt from bottom of Kona head, minus half the hook shank length, minus leader loop and crimp. Feed the cable through the eye of the hook and wrap around the shank, bring the cable around the closed side of the hook eye. Bring the loop over and feed back into the hook eye from the opposite side

3.

Pull tight and double crimp

4.

The rig should look like this at this point

5.

Cut some 9.5mm heat shrink and slide it over your cable, and feed it onto the hook for later use.

6.  

Measure your length and put a kink in the cable at your length, perpendicular to your hook eye

7.

 Feed 3 crimps onto your cable

8.

Push the cable through your hook, ensuring it will face up.

9.  

Leave a loop of about 15mm, and double crimp your cable

10.  

Cut the 2 tag ends of the cable so that there is a 1-2mm gap.

11.  

Place the crimp equally over the gap and crimp only the out sides of the crimp, ensuring that your cable is straight.

12.

Rig should look like this, at this point

Blue Water Charters - Durban
Marlin and Big Game Sport Fishing
Marlin and Game Fish double hook 180 degree rig

Place the crimp equally over the gap and crimp only the out sides of the crimp, ensuring that your cable is straight. 

Blue Water Charters - Durban
Marlin and Big Game Sport Fishing
Marlin and Game Fish double hook 180 degree rig

Rig should look like this, at this point

Blue Water Charters - Durban
Marlin and Big Game Sport Fishing
Marlin and Game Fish double hook 180 degree rig

Pull the 9.5mm heat shrink to cover the cable wraps over the hook up to the loop, and use a hot air blower to shrink over. You can use a lighter, but I prefer the blower.

Blue Water Charters - Durban
Marlin and Big Game Sport Fishing
Marlin and Game Fish double hook 180 degree rig

 Put a small piece of 6.4mm heat shrink over the 9.5mm by the hook shank to neaten up.

Blue Water Charters - Durban
Marlin and Big Game Sport Fishing
Marlin and Game Fish double hook 180 degree rig

Cut 9.5mm heat shrink to cover the shank of the front hook, apply heat ensuring that all is straight and lined up. 
You now have your completed 180 Degree Rig.

13.

Pull the 9.5mm heat shrink to cover the cable wraps over the hook up to the loop, and use a hot air blower to shrink over. You can use a lighter, but I prefer the blower.

14.

 Put a small piece of 6.4mm heat shrink over the 9.5mm by the hook shank to neaten up.

15.

Cut 9.5mm heat shrink to cover the shank of the front hook, apply heat ensuring that all is straight and lined up.

You now have your completed 180 Degree Rig.