Author Topic: Smelt Jigs and Rigs  (Read 1061 times)


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Smelt Jigs and Rigs
« on: Nov 17, 2011, 10:26 AM »
Hey all wanted to give the smelt shacks a try this year just had a few questions. I am looking into making my own rigs. Something with 3 jigs/hooks on each. Would something like this work in glow Also what size jigs are guys using? Thanks in advance


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Re: Smelt Jigs and Rigs
« Reply #1 on: Nov 17, 2011, 10:41 AM »
Are you thinking of using then on the bottom or as dropper/spreader hooks...might work on the bottom...I use Halis and Swedish Pimples with good success.

 I use these as my spreader hooks. #6 baithooks. I slide a string style bobber stop onto the line. Then take the line through eye of hook and back through the same way.Wrap line around shank 2 or 3 times then slide bobber stop over shank, slide it off plastic tube, tighten and trim. Repeat with 2 to 3 more hooks. Lot easier for me than tying and keeps hook nice and slippage either.

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Re: Smelt Jigs and Rigs
« Reply #2 on: Nov 17, 2011, 07:43 PM »
That may work just looking to basically make a rig with a weight on the bottom and two jigs tied on that would be in the horizontal position. Thanks


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Re: Smelt Jigs and Rigs
« Reply #3 on: Nov 18, 2011, 06:54 PM »
The typical stainless spreaders with 14 or smaller jigs work.  I usually just run a single jig when the action is fast.
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