The Twin Hook Link Baitfish Release Rig is designed for fishing situations where it is an advantage to use back rigged baits that fish horizontally where you need two treble hooks for a secure hooking. In this rig-kit you get all you need to make this rig. The hook that carries the bait and takes the casting acceleration – plus holds the bait horisontal during fishing, can be moved up or down the trace simply by pushing the power gum knot up or down the trace. The more turns you take on the power gum knot – the better friction. Make sure that its very tight, so it can deal with the casting acceleration. Most often one tight power gum stop knot with five turns is enough for small to medium sized bait fish, but with larger and more heavy baits – you sometimes need two power gum stop knots in order to get enough friction in the semi-fixed anchor point of the rig.
Beneath the single hook carrying the bait, you finish off with a solid ring, to which you attach two 5-7 centimetre long hook links. On each hook link you attach sliding bait spikes, that are rigged on the edge of the belly in order to make the hooks spread and hang loosely underneath the bait. The rig may also be used with only one hook link for the smallest of bait fish by detaching one of the two hook links.
In the fishing situations where you are using fresh and lively live bait, they will move horizontally underneath the float regardless whether they are hooked in the mouth, nose or tail. Back rigged bait fish have the advantage, that they will always be hanging horizontally in the water which is the most natural and often also the most productive presentation of the bait.
This kit comes in two versions with either 40 or 60 lbs front trace of top quality 7-strand titanium from SPRO. The breaking strength of the hook links are the same in both kits: 50 lbs. The Twin Hooklink Baitfish Release Rig can be used for presenting both dead or live bait fish in mid water under a float.
NB – compared to photo crimps are shifted to crimps from Darts because SG Crimps are sold out and instead of Darts wire you get the same stuff from SPRO)