Q&A

Q&A: What is the best hook to land the most tarpon? Size?

Posted by Ross Gallagher on

Our best hookup ratio on hooks will be from the Soft Circle Hook (4/0 Size) or the Barbarian Swimbait Hook (10/0 Size for 10” Size Soft Baits) Both offer excellent penetration on tarpon and a higher landing ratio than conventional style jigs and hooks. Barbarian Swim: https://hogylures.com/collections/classic-barbarian-swimbait-hooks Soft Circle: https://hogylures.com/collections/soft-circle-hooks

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Q & A: Squid Imitators For World Wide Travel

Posted by Booster Apps on

Q: If I want a squid imitator, for Caribbean area, and then also various worldwide Europe Locations, which one might be best? West Coast Dark or East Coast? A: Great question! I’d bring a bit of both for world wide travel. As you’ve seen, squid change hue on a moments notices, so. Other may imitate in the same location. Also, It’s often hard to find any supplies in remote locations. 

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Q & A: Hook Size On SE Barbarian Jig Heads

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Q: How do I know what size hooks are on various SE Barbarian Jig Sand Eel Jig Heads? A: We have two sizes in the sand Eel Jig series. They are marked as (S) and (L). https://hogylures.com/collections/barbarian-sand-eel-jigheads The (s) features 8/0 hooks and pairs with 7” hduv Tails.  The (l) features 10/0 hooks and pies with the 8” paddle and 9” Eel Tail. 

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Q&A: When to use Weighted or Standard Perfect Tube and Worms

Posted by Capt. Michael Hogan on

Q: I'm new to T&W, was going to get lead core line. How should I choose between weighted and non weighted perfect tube? I live in NJ and would be trolling for stripers. Also what are good lengths to start with? A: You’ve got an excellent question about when and where to use the regular Perfect Tube or the Dual-Weighted version. http://shop.hogylures.com/category/1939/Weighted-Perfect-Tube/1.html The regular Perfect Tubes still offer a fair amount of weight from the stainless frame and rigging. Our 19inch Regular Perfect tube is 2.5oz total weight and the 24inch is right about 3oz. When we add the dual...

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Q&A: Lures for Bahamas Yellowfin Tuna

Posted by Capt. Ross Gallagher on

Q: Our next tuna outing is to NW Providence channel Bahamas in May. We chunk, kite fish, and jig for YF. I would like to try your jigs for this trip. The jig needs to sink to at least a 150 foot depth. Please let me know which jigs you would recommend. Thanks.   A: We’ve got some great options for targeting YFT on your trip to the Bahamas. Harness Jigs: Available up to 6oz, these are a favorite for casting and jigging. For targeting depths of 150’+ I’d go with 5oz or 6oz weights. Top colors are bubblegum, silver, glow mackerel. Pro...

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