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Old 08-01-2011, 06:15 PM   #1
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Default Hoochie Rigging

Since their has been much debate on the mooching leader thread on the main board.
I thought I'd ask a follow up question regarding hoochie leaders.

How do you rig your hoochies? how far apart spacing, what size hooks, leader lb etc etc. Lets hear those opinions.

I typically use a Silver Horde Gold star 4 1/4 inch hoochie. Run a short (24-26 inch) 40lb leader to two 4/0 hooks with enough spacing to allow the second hook to sit within 1/4 inch of the end of the skirt, I also use a small glow bead between them and a "gum pucky" inside the head

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Old 08-01-2011, 09:48 PM   #2
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Since their has been much debate on the mooching leader thread on the main board.
I thought I'd ask a follow up question regarding hoochie leaders.

How do you rig your hoochies? how far apart spacing, what size hooks, leader lb etc etc. Lets hear those opinions.

I typically use a Silver Horde Gold star 4 1/4 inch hoochie. Run a short (24-26 inch) 40lb leader to two 4/0 hooks with enough spacing to allow the second hook to sit within 1/4 inch of the end of the skirt, I also use a small glow bead between them and a "gum pucky" inside the head
I think that the leader length could be shortened up a little bit. I usually run about a 16 to 18 inch leader. If the leader is to long then it will not get any action from the dodger or flasher.
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Old 08-02-2011, 06:42 AM   #3
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here's mine, learned it right here on ifish:
bead chain & single siwash barbless hook, sparkle skirt under a hoochie, then usually a small SnG. this one has a glow skirt and glow corkie. these have been very effective set ups for me, and easy release of unclipped coho and feeder nooks.





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Old 08-02-2011, 01:34 PM   #4
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I think that the leader length could be shortened up a little bit. I usually run about a 16 to 18 inch leader. If the leader is to long then it will not get any action from the dodger or flasher.
Good advice. 12-18 inches of the stiffest leader you can find. You can actually order 'hard' mono for rigging. A short stiff leader is what gives your hootchie action. Much farther back and your just straight draggin a hootchie and you might as well put a fish flash style flasher on it. The purpose of the dodger is to give action to the hootchies.
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Old 08-02-2011, 03:54 PM   #5
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Perlon

Pre stretched nylon

50 lb

40 to 42" leader w large Hotspot flasher, comm model w sampo on BOTH ends

5 O gami hooks

2 beads tied between hooks so they bang

Tie one hook up, one down

Match hatch w Hootchie, plankton and anchovie are deadly for Kings

Salted herring sliver on lead hook, test the setup to make sure it does not ruin action

Red hooks when fishing DEEP or Coho

Your results may vary

Think thru why you want prestretched nylon......
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