Looper's Rig question...

Discussion in 'Terminal Tackle Review' started by The_Mickstar, Aug 23, 2005.

  1. The_Mickstar

    The_Mickstar New Member

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    Most of my catting is done in large ponds/small lakes for eating-size Channels, and I'm thinking of giving dip/stink bait a try now that the water's good & warm.

    I've read good things about the Looper's Rig, but I'm unsure which style (hook) to go with.

    I'd prefer to stay away from trebles, since I do catch a fair share of Bullheads and soft-shell turtles (both of which I release) that I'd like to avoid injuring any more than I have to.

    Any suggestions?

    Steve
     
  2. Desperado

    Desperado Active Member

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    I say stay with what your comfortable with. But if I was going to change I would go with the Kahles.
     

  3. loop

    loop New Member

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    Mickstar there are alot of people that don't like using trebles.Unless they keep all of there fish.
    If your use to setting the hook the kahle rig is what you want.If your use to circles then they would be the way to go.The looper rig is designed to take on a lot of bait thus giving more time for a fish to find the bait.
    Loop
     
  4. The_Mickstar

    The_Mickstar New Member

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    Thanks for the replies, guys.

    I currently use Gamakatsu Octopus hooks, and do set it. So, I guess Kahle is the way to go.

    Steve
     
  5. loop

    loop New Member

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    Mickstar You could get the kahle style an try it.If that doesn't do the trick for you you can always replace the kahle with what ever style of hook you like.So far I've heard an used alot of different styles of hooks on them an they all worked pretty good.The reason they come in treble,kahle,an circle is because these are the most common types used.
    Loop
     
  6. JERMSQUIRM

    JERMSQUIRM New Member

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    i got a few for pond fishing. i used the trebles to get some eaters at a pond here. work great. i haven't used the circles yet.
     
  7. little_fiddler

    little_fiddler New Member

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    I bought both the circles and the kahles recently just to try out. Both worked well. When I fish with 2 poles I like to put a kahle on one and a circle on the other. The pole with the Kahle I watch real close but the pole with the circle I don't pay much attention to cause the fish generally hook themselves.
     
  8. shania

    shania New Member

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    Hey Loop,

    People say that there is no such thing as a dumb question - but here's one for ya, - lol :happy:

    I what to fish with the Looper Rig in the same way that I always have been (Carolina Rig with a No-Roll Sinker), but I what it to float off of the bottom. How will I make that work?

    :confused:
    Bert :cool:
     
  9. loop

    loop New Member

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    Bret you can put a small float on the leader line about 6 to 8 inches from the hook.You can get the cigar type that have the slit down the side where you put line then secure it with the stopers.
    Loop
     
  10. Sean

    Sean New Member

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    That's exactly how I do it when I want to keep bait off the bottom. But sometimes I put it even as close as 2 inches from the hook. It's really a nice setup, especially in real snaggy areas. My latest rig is two hooks on a 30 inch leader, one at the bottom, one about 18 inches up and a small wallyworld plastic bobber about 3-5 inches from the bottom hook. That way you can fish two different depths simultaneously, adjust the bobber as needed if you want to go higher / lower.

    :0a26:
     
  11. shania

    shania New Member

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    "Thanks Loop & Sean" :D

    I'm going to try that the next time I get out. :006:

    You Guys Take Care,
    Bert :cool:
     
  12. little_fiddler

    little_fiddler New Member

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    What I do to make my bait float off the bottom is to take a drinking straw like you get when you buy a coke, Cut it in half run it on my line between the hook and the sinker, then plug it with a small cork at each end. I get the corks from the hardware store for 2cents a piece.