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Todd's Rigs & Lures

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Super Kona - These lures are primarily big marlin lures, although they are very effective as hookless teasers. The super Kona has a sloped and cupped face, causing it to push a lot of water up and out with its rapid swimming and smoking action. It can be rigged with 7732, 7731, or 7691S single or double hooksets in 12/ to 14/0 with an 18' leader, (6'-8' leaders when using a wind on leader). These lures can be trolled at 6 to 12 knots. Although primarily used for Marlin this lure has caught a variety of other striking fish as well: Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Tuna- Yellowfin, Bluefin, Blackfin, Bonita, Sailfish.
Super Plunger - These lures are primarily big marlin lures, although they are very effective as hookless teasers. The super Plunger has a broad sharp sloped face, causing it to push a lot of water up and out as it swims and smokes. It can be rigged with 7732, 7731, or 7691S single or double hooksets in 12/ to 14/0 with an 18' leader, (6'-8' leaders when using a wind on leader). . These lures can be trolled at 6 to 12 knots. Although primarily used for Marlin this lure has caught a variety of other striking fish as well: Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Tuna- Yellowfin, Bluefin, Blackfin, Bonita, Sailfish.
Instigator - This lure has a flat face with concave flow through holes that flow out rear of head creating a smoking action like no other lure can. The head has abalone shell insert for added fish attract ability. The typical set up is with a double hook rig, 7732, 7731, or 7691S 8/0 to 10/0, 18' leader, (6'-8' leaders when using a wind on leader) to be run as an artificial. The trolling speed for this lure is between 5 and 14 knots.

Tackle - The "Little Head" and small lures can be trolled with light tackle from 16# to heavy tackle 130#, depending on the area and target species. Typically the medium can be trolled with the same (16# to 130#), but it is recommended to use at least 20# class tackle. The large lures should be trolled with at least 50# tackle, due to their size and amount of pull they create. The leader size used will vary depending on the crew, tackle, and sea conditions.

All Lures - All lures have caught a variety of striking fish to include: Marlin- Blue, Black, Striped, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Tuna- Yellowfin, Bluefin, Blackfin, Bonita, Kingfish and Sailfish. They have been successfully used both as an artificial and with a variety of natural baits.

 

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