Circle hook instructions - About time...

Discussion in 'Terminal Tackle Review' started by FireWater, May 21, 2007.

  1. FireWater

    FireWater New Member

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    Circle hook instructions that finally worked for me

    As follows:

    • Place good, strong rod holder in ground.
    • Bait circle hook.
    • Set drag as tight as possible.
    • Throw line in water.
    • Place rod in rod holder.
    • Get bag chair.
    • Place bag chair 15 to 20’ away from rod.
    • When rod bends over run to rod and reel in.
    • If you get to the rod and no fish is on move bag chair 25’ away.
    • Never missed fish all weekend with this method.

    This is the only way to get over the old J hook and it worked.

    Fire Water
     
  2. Rhinospawn

    Rhinospawn New Member

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    nice method. I'll give it a try. maybe add 1 more as before getting out of bag chair set down beverage and then go for rod..

    thanks for the post..
     

  3. JAinSC

    JAinSC Active Member

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    Sounds close to the technique for fishing circle hooks from a boat (put rod in holder, do not touch rod until it is fully bent over and line is coming off against the drag)

    I'm a little worried about you combination of a bank rod holder and a tight drag. I assume the fish can still take line against the drag - you have it set at the fighting level? If that rod holder is not good and secure it could lead to some lost gear...
     
  4. Ahquabi_Master

    Ahquabi_Master New Member

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    Thanks for the instructions. I use a method similar to yours. Can't go wrong with that.
     
  5. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    You wrote those instruction for a young man. You need an addition to the older generation. Set near the rod and get up when you can, and just start reeling. This would also apply to people who eat to much. Example twinkies. Thanks.:lol::big_smile:
     
  6. jtrew

    jtrew New Member

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    Another thing useful for us old coots might be some kind of audible alarm to wake us up. Oh yeah, one more thing: a rope tied to a tree or such that we can pull on to help us get out of the chair before the fish dies of old age.
     
  7. Jerry60k

    Jerry60k New Member

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    An older guy I fished with a few times actualy made alarms for his rod holders using the personal alarms that you push the button to scare off attackers.

    the resembled a regular bank holder but had them taped off so that when a fish bit it pulled the rod against the button.Talk about getting the crap scared out of ya on a quite morning.
     
  8. Barry Nelson

    Barry Nelson New Member

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    :lol: sounds like that might just work, i'll have to give it a try
     
  9. IL Hunter

    IL Hunter New Member

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    That is the most in depth and precise fishing method I have ever of heard of using circle hooks. The only problem I can see is how would you make them work on a boat if you did not have the option of sitting that far away?
     
  10. massa_jorge

    massa_jorge New Member

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    you could swim around while the line was out and keep an eye on the poles. that way by the time you got in the boat.... no, bad idea.....
     
  11. FireWater

    FireWater New Member

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    Old Man Instruction For Circle Hooks…

    • Place good rod holder in ground around 8am
    • Get rod
    • Put bait on hook
    • Get bag chair
    • Place bag chair 15 to 20’ away
    • Sit in Bag Chair for 15 min.
    • Start picking up fishing equipment time to go home…

    Ha, Ha,

    Fire Water
     
  12. richinchrist1022

    richinchrist1022 New Member

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    Also if you get a nice cat runnin' with your bait he could easily break your line if the drag is too tight. Awesome post, I used a very similar method to learn NOT to set the hook. Old habits die hard!
     
  13. poisonpits

    poisonpits Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    you dont haft to write down instructions for us old guys it dont matter if we pick it up rite away or let it set.we dont have enouh oooomp to misuse a circle hook anyway.
     
  14. FourEyes45

    FourEyes45 New Member

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    Johnnie---I don't know about oooooop But mmmm what were we talking about??????:confused2:
    Walt
     
  15. kickin_wing

    kickin_wing New Member

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    Yeah after using circle hooks for about a year i dont have the temtation to set the hook. It is a hard thing not to set the hook, but i have had good sucess with circles.