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Game Fish – Single hook Rig for Feathers and small Kona’s | A rigging tutorial by Durban based fishing charter and guide on how to make a single hook rig used for trolling Feathers and small Kona’s for Marlin and Game Fish

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Game Fish: Single hook rig for Feathers and Small Kona’s

 

Tutorial by Mike Laubscher of  Blue Water Charters | Durban

 

This single hook rig has been very successful for me, with an almost 100% hook up rate and the rig I like to use for my smaller skirted trolling lures, kona’s and feathers. This rig is fairly stiff and so better fished with a lighter drag, allowing the fish to run a bit before tightening the drag to set the hook. It runs true, is easy to add strip baits; is very strong so even if you get a big fish or even a Marlin the rig will hold, because of the steel cable it works well for Wahoo. I like to fish this rig with a 150-200lb leader.

Many times bigger fish take smaller lures, and on many occasions it has been the smaller lures that have produced on the day when nothing else is working.

Blue Water Charters - Durban
Marlin and Big Game Sport Fishing
Game Fish single hook rig
Blue Water Charters - Durban
Marlin and Big Game Sport Fishing
Game Fish single hook rig
Blue Water Charters - Durban
Marlin and Big Game Sport Fishing
Game Fish single hook rig
Blue Water Charters - Durban
Marlin and Big Game Sport Fishing
Game Fish single hook rig
Blue Water Charters - Durban
Marlin and Big Game Sport Fishing
Game Fish single hook rig
Blue Water Charters - Durban
Marlin and Big Game Sport Fishing
Game Fish single hook rig
Blue Water Charters - Durban
Marlin and Big Game Sport Fishing
Game Fish single hook rig
Blue Water Charters - Durban
Marlin and Big Game Sport Fishing
Game Fish single hook rig
Blue Water Charters - Durban
Marlin and Big Game Sport Fishing
Game Fish single hook rig
Blue Water Charters - Durban
Marlin and Big Game Sport Fishing
Game Fish single hook rig
Blue Water Charters - Durban
Marlin and Big Game Sport Fishing
Game Fish single hook rig
Blue Water Charters - Durban
Marlin and Big Game Sport Fishing
Game Fish single hook rig
Blue Water Charters - Durban
Marlin and Big Game Sport Fishing
Game Fish single hook rig
Blue Water Charters - Durban
Marlin and Big Game Sport Fishing
Game Fish single hook rig

1.

Materials:

- 1.5mm stainless steel cable

- 4.8mm & 6.4mm Electrical Heat Shrink (I prefer black, but any colour will work)

- Copper crimps to suit the 1.5mm cable (3 crimps required)

- Stainless Steel Hooks (I have used 6/0 Tuna hook 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 skirt from bottom of the head, minus half the hook shank length, minus leader loop and crimp. Feed the cable through the eye of the hook making a tight loop by pulling the crimp tight before you crimp.

3.

Pull tight and crimp, and be sure to leave a tag end.

4.

Add 2 crimps onto the wire.

5.

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

6.  

Leave a loop of about 10mm, and crimp your cable

7.

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

8.

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

9.  

Pull the 4.8mm heat shrink to cover from the hook wraps up to the loop, and use a hot air blower to shrink over. You can use a lighter, but I prefer the blower.

10.  

Cut a length of 6.4mm heat shrink to cover from the hook shank to the crimp on the cable.

11.  

If you struggle to get the 6.4mm over your hook eye, just stretch it open a little with a pair of round nose pliers. Apply heat to shrink

12.

Add a small piece of 4.8mm heat shrink over the 6.4 and the hook shank to neaten up.

13.

The completed Rig

14.

  The completed rig from another angle