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#15524 - 11/23/10 03:02 AM Re: Nautilus hooks [Re: Troutman3000]
Baklash Offline
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Registered: 10/09/08
Posts: 148
Loc: Gainesville, GA
I agree with Brett about using the circle hooks only on downlines or cut bait. And I use the octopus hooks on any flat line, planer board, etc. It is wise, as Brett said, not to mix both
circle and octopus hooks on these. I have lost fish because I couldn't remember what hook was on what line and either failed to set the hook or tried to set it with a circle. Too confusing. Also, although I use the white medium light Ugly Stick on downlines, I use a stiffer rod for the others because they are usually much farther from the boat with more line out so a light action rod along with mono line could give a lot of stretch and cause a bad hook set. I just have more confidence with a somewhat stiffer rod.
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#15532 - 11/23/10 01:07 PM Re: Nautilus hooks [Re: Baklash]
toms Offline
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Registered: 05/04/10
Posts: 138
Loc: sugar hill
Mike , I think,
Looks like you are back in thought - good start!
Question -- On those rods set up for flat lines & planner boards- What else should we know in addition to the rods being stiffer than the ML downrods. Length? "using mono? swivel? leader? etc.
Thanks for the help
Tom S

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#15544 - 11/23/10 10:16 PM Re: Nautilus hooks [Re: toms]
Troutman3000 Offline
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Registered: 07/15/10
Posts: 1279
Good Question Tom. I am interested in this as well.

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#15546 - 11/23/10 10:57 PM Re: Nautilus hooks [Re: Troutman3000]
Jimpal Offline
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Registered: 02/28/08
Posts: 1045
Loc: Cumming, GA
I use 7 ft ugly sticks, for this time of year for the bigger fish, 20-30 lb main line with glass bead, swivel, and 6 ft of 16-20 fluoro leader
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#15549 - 11/23/10 11:51 PM Re: Nautilus hooks [Re: Jimpal]
toms Offline
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Registered: 05/04/10
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Loc: sugar hill
Jimpal,
Is that a 7' medium ugly stick? and the bead to stop a planner board?
Thx in advance
Tom S

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#15553 - 11/24/10 12:11 AM Re: Nautilus hooks [Re: toms]
Jimpal Offline
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Registered: 02/28/08
Posts: 1045
Loc: Cumming, GA
I have some of the medium light (white ugly sticks) and a couple of the black ugly stick classics in medium-heavy. I plan on switching to the classics for fall/winter fishing because of the ability to better set a hook, especially with a lot of line out on a board. Although, both of the 20+ fish I caught this weekend were on medium white (striper model)7' ugly sticks (I wasn't on my boat.) The first one was on a downline for which I would stay with the lighter rods.

I know some folks prefer the 7.5, I would probably try them but I can't get them in the rod locker.

Yes, the bead is to stop the board from sliding down on to the leader down to the hook.


Edited by Jimpal (11/24/10 12:13 AM)
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#15558 - 11/24/10 02:00 AM Re: Nautilus hooks [Re: Jimpal]
brett30030 Offline
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Registered: 11/25/07
Posts: 1365
Loc: Cumming, GA
M-H in 7-7.5' is my preference. Nothing expensive. Your not trying to detect the bite of a green fish, you are trying to set the hook into a big striper.
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#15559 - 11/24/10 02:02 AM Re: Nautilus hooks [Re: Jimpal]
Baklash Offline
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Registered: 10/09/08
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Loc: Gainesville, GA
Yep, it's me and I'm back but only in spirit for a while. Regarding the stiffer rods I use on planer boards, free lines, etc., they are the black Ugly Sticks with cork handle in M or MH weight. All my rods are 7 ft because they fit better in the boat.
I use mono on downlines and planer boards, and usually prop baits right behind the boat, but for flat lines way out the back either on floats or freeline I use 40# braid. That way, with a little stiffer rod, and no line stretch, I feel I can get a good hook set. I eventually came to this setup because I lost several fish maybe 80-100 feet behind the boat.


Edited by Baklash (11/24/10 02:03 AM)
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#15565 - 11/24/10 02:35 AM Re: Nautilus hooks [Re: Baklash]
Jimpal Offline
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Registered: 02/28/08
Posts: 1045
Loc: Cumming, GA
Mike, have you ever noticed any difference on the number of bites on braid? I tried it a while back and maybe it was my imagination but I could swear I was getting fewer bites. I however was mostly trying it on downlines.

THe stuff lasts forever, one big disadvantage though- if you get a tangle, just go ahead and break out the clippers.
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#15566 - 11/24/10 03:09 AM Re: Nautilus hooks [Re: Jimpal]
brett30030 Offline
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Registered: 11/25/07
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Loc: Cumming, GA
Except for U-rig rods and casting rods (for distance), braid is the DEVIL!
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