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question

Posted: Thu May 13, 2010 10:11 pm
by sushi
can you use hair rigs for sea fishing :-/ :-/ :-/ :-/

Posted: Fri May 14, 2010 5:41 am
by rabbi2
I wouldn't think so but I could be wrong. You could of course use a bastardised version by beefing it up.
Cheers
keith

Posted: Fri May 14, 2010 8:03 am
by geordiesandman
whats a hair rig??

Posted: Fri May 14, 2010 9:17 am
by rabbi2
It's a rig normally used for freshwater fishing.
Cheers
keith :D :D

Posted: Fri May 14, 2010 11:20 am
by SeaSickSmiffy
geordiesandman wrote:whats a hair rig??
A hair rig is used by carp anglers amongst others to present baits in a more natural manner than sticking them on a hook. It was developed when boilies came onto the carping scene. The theory is none of the hook is masked by the bait so when the bait is sucked in the hook is clear and not obstructed. From experience it is a very successful method for carp angling.

Not sure if a hair rig would be of any use in sea angling as the baits tend to be softer anyway and sea fish don't come under the same angling pressure in general as freshwater species.

Posted: Fri May 14, 2010 11:27 am
by dontcatchmuch
i used a hair rig last oct/nov in the thames estuary for the whiteing found it stoped the deep hooking
on the down side only prob was missed a lot of bites but on the up side most of those i did hit were of keeper size and like i say with very few being deep hooked
rig was size 3/0 hook with a hair of about 3 inches long made of 6lb mono
never tried it for anything else hope this is of help
steve

Posted: Fri May 14, 2010 11:35 am
by SeaSickSmiffy
dontcatchmuch wrote:rig was size 3/0 hook with a hair of about 3 inches long made of 6lb mono

steve
Steve, how did you attached the hair? To the bend of the hook or from the eye of the hook?

Posted: Fri May 14, 2010 12:02 pm
by dontcatchmuch
from the bend with the bait about 1 inch from the bend to the top of the bait eg leaveing about a 1 inch of bear hair
so as to make it easy i had 3 to 4 hooks tied with hairs and the bait already put on them and used small clips to change the hooks
for hair stops i cut drinking straws into half inch bits and then put a v in the side so as to hook the hair in
used a long boilie needle for baiting up
buy the way i should say i was only casting about 40 to 60 yards out so not much power so bait dident come of
steve

Posted: Fri May 14, 2010 12:18 pm
by SeaSickSmiffy
Sounds interesting, may well work for flatties using small baits too.

Posted: Fri May 14, 2010 12:26 pm
by dontcatchmuch
SeaSickSmiffy wrote:Sounds interesting, may well work for flatties using small baits too.
would you sugest droping the hook size for flatties as most flatty rigs seem to use smaller hooks
steve

Posted: Fri May 14, 2010 12:45 pm
by rabbi2
Hooks from 2s to 2/0s would be ideal for flatties.
Cheers
keith :D :D