Q&A — Rigging

Q&A: Best Rod & Reel Combo for Lead Core

Posted by Capt. Michael Hogan on

QUESTION: Hey Mike, I have seen a few of your video’s where you are using lead core line braid backing. I am just wondering what set up you recommend and what lead core you are using. I really like the idea of a lighter tackle like set up. Also your reports and web site it fabulous. Checking it every day. Learn a lot and try to always fish Hogy’s. Thanks,Rob S ANSWER: Thanks for emailing Rob. Here’s an article I wrote for Hogy Lures breaking down my light tackle lead core outfit. I am also writing a story soon about...

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Q&A: Drop Shot Rig with Hogy Flounder

Posted by Booster Apps on

QUESTION: I thought I saw that you sold a double hook rig for the flounder. I want to try this out for ling cod. Thanks. ANSWER: Thank you for reaching out to us. We appreciate your interest very much. The rig featured in that video was our Drop Shot Rig.  An additional hook was clipped to the bottom along with the lead weight. You can easily use a heavy jig head to accomplish the same rigging as well. Make sure to check out our new 6″ Sand Dab Series.  The heavy duty UV infused blended plastic for increased visibility in...

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Q&A: Hogy Bait Keeper Sizes

Posted by Booster Apps on

QUESTION: What are the actual sizes and differences in the bait screw keepers. Are they sold at any retailers? ANSWER: Marty, Thank you for reaching out to us. We appreciate your business very much. Large: 1/2″ Length – Best for 7inch Original and smaller baitsXL: 1″ Length – Best for 10″ – 14″ BaitsXXL: 2″ Length – Best for trolling spreader bars, umbrella rigs and Big Game topwater presentations. Please let me know if you have any other questions, I’m happy to help. Best Regards, Capt. Ross Gallagher

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Q&A: Hogy Swim Bait Hook Sizing

Posted by Booster Apps on

QUESTION: Hello I’m confused with the size description of the following hook: Hogy Weighted HSBH10 Swimbait Hook 1. What size hook is on here HSBH10. What does the “10 designate”2. Do you have Barbarian hooks that are weighted and not weighted that work with 5-7” swimbaits?3. What is the weight of a HSBH10 hook weigh? Thanks for your time, Eddy C. – Maryland ANSWER: Eddy, Thanks for reaching out to us. We appreciate your business very much. 1) “10” designates the hook size of 10/0. 2) We have weighted 6/0 Barbarian Swim Bait Hooks that are perfect for 5″ – 7″...

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Q&A: Setting Up a Shimano Saragosa 2000 for Bluefin Tuna

Posted by Booster Apps on

QUESTION Hi Mike, My name is Jackson and my dad and I met you at the Castafari Seminar. I am here to ask you a couple of questions on casting for bluefin. 1. I just got a new combo a 20000 saragossa on a 7’8” terez rod by Shimano and wondering what should I get it laced up with meaning braid, or mono and how much pound test should I get on it and what type of line brand? (Shimano recommended Power Pro). 2. What leader should I tie when going casting/jigging for BFT? 3. What lures should I use...

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