alan tani @ alantani.com fishing reel repair rebuild tutorial More on the halibut stuff
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« on: February 14, 2018, 09:33:52 AM »

Iím using an I pad so the pictures will be sent in small groups.  Butt?
   The leaders are usually.080 dia.  Crimps are 2.3 mm and the rigs are about 18-20 inches long,  the trailer hook is a braided cord usually wrapped w thread and epoxy coated.  Hereís a couple more.
   Chafe protection is good.   Heat shrink tube makes a clean smooth look.  Kinda crazy huh?  I like making these things.   And testing too🤓


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« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2018, 11:16:21 AM »

One cannot argue with success.  Dominick
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« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2018, 11:34:43 AM »

I've always wanted to make some of those, but not so heavy duty as our halibuts are not that big out here.  Inspiration...
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« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2018, 12:39:18 PM »

Are you worried that you'll have a ping pong paddle or barn door swallow the hooks and be impossible to release safely? I like to use big circles so it is easy to release fish I don't want.
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« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2018, 01:35:11 PM »

Are you worried that you'll have a ping pong paddle or barn door swallow the hooks and be impossible to release safely? I like to use big circles so it is easy to release fish I don't want.

When I lived in KTN I used a magnum mooching leader, 100# mono and 2 10/0 "J" hooks, now that I have to fish far deeper I use 16/0 or 20/0 Mustad "C" hooks.
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« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2018, 02:17:29 PM »

Yes I do have to cut some hooks off if the hook canít be removed with out injury to the fish.  Hooks are cheap.  Many people just use a single circle hook.   Thatís fine.   Iíve gone to the 18/0 hooks as they will help reduce the 👶 baby ones from swallowing.  Plus the larger hook will hold more bait.   Alaska allows 2 hooks.   Iím playing with a full deck.😇
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« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2018, 03:06:55 PM »

Those little squids are very versatile. You can make all kinds of lures with them for cheap.

I made a bunch for my grandson to catch Mackerel with. Some seven strand wire, a small weight inside the squid, and a hook. Ready to go. These were the little 4 or 5 inch squids.

Your rig could hold anything.
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« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2018, 11:09:34 PM »

Thanks. There is a lot of ways to have fun with fish 🐠  ing stuff.  Itís just good to be alive!,🐟
    Kids are so happy to see and do what we think is dumb.   I wish I was a kid again 👶.   🧜‍♂️
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« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2018, 09:23:42 AM »

Some more good producers, 


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« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2018, 08:20:34 PM »

The trailer hook is going to catch 50% of the fish.    So do the math,   Itís not that hard.   Donít ask me why?😤. The best of both ideas 💡 is just a dumb idea.     Putting more gas ⛽️ in the boat 🚣. Is fun.  Summer is short.   Just saying!😚


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« Reply #10 on: February 15, 2018, 09:08:04 PM »

The rule big bait big fish seems to apply everywhere.  Iíve never seen halibut around here that compare to what you see up there, but that doesnít mean that big ones arenít here, just nobody is catching them.
Iím gonna tie one or two up in your style and soak them in a couple of my favorite spots just to see whatís there.  And I agree, I wish I was a kid again too, but with al, the gear I have now, and my boat!
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« Reply #11 on: February 16, 2018, 09:13:14 AM »

Keeping them organized is a problem.🙈   I made a wing in a wall cabinet with a door to keep the uv light out,  thinking that it would degrade the glow in dark plastic and fade 💡in unnecessary speed.  Take your pick.🧜‍♂️


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