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Q&A: Rigging Jig Heads For Large Soft Paddle Baits

Posted by Ross Gallagher on

Q: I recently ordered 4 packs of 8” hogy jiggin paddle tails in black I have them paired with a 2oz classic barbarian hogy jig head. The hookup ratio on tarpon is outstanding my issue is that I can only cast each paddle tail 9-10 times before they start sliding off the hook. I’m wondering if I just happened to get a bad batch of hogys or if the material is just that soft. I’ve found super gluing the paddle tail to the jig works alright but it doesn’t seem like I should have to do that to each jig....

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Q&A: Best Trolling Speed For Perfect Squid Striper

Posted by Ross Gallagher on

Q: I just purchased a variety of your plastic trolling squid. I have a 24 ft boat, what is optimal trolling speed or range of speed targeting strippers in LI sound?

A: The best trolling speed for these squids is around 2-3.5knts. They can be trolled a little faster than tube trolling speeds, so it’s a good way to cover ground looking for active fish. It’s also best to work the rod in a jigging motion while on the troll, you can also drop out of gear when fish are marked to drop back the squid and try to get bit.

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