What quick strike rig do you prefer for fishing suckers.
Quick Strike Rigs
Much respect for anyone who ties up their own rigs and who tries different kinds.
Thanks for the input!
not all crimps are created equal. Using the right tool and crimp size for line is super critical and primary reason I make them myself. I loved single trebles for weeds and sucker freedom of movement, but the horrendous hook up percentages after two seasons has my completely abandoning effort back to two hook setup.
I have had more seven strand leaders fail in my life than fluorocarbon, but those were not home made.
I don't like crimps with flouro. They create a pressure point that will fail sooner or later.
And flouro in general can and will fail. I used to think it would not, then I had muskies shred 130# flouro like it was nothing. Sometimes they head shot suckers and flouro just won't work in that situation.
They aren't cutting 7 strand or Tyger. And in my opinion, the 7 strand is more flexible than flouro while blending into the sucker better.
But...to each their own.
I like 2 kinds. I have had very good luck on the rubber band thru the nose set up. But I have switched to the kind that you spread and clip on. Both work great. Rubber band is a little more effort with the 2lb suckers.
Make my own using Tyger leader. I’m a one treble hook guy as I don’t like a lot of hardware on the leader. To attach I use dental rubber bands. Pretty simple rig.
Z-Leaders Fluorocarbon don't have safety pin release on the trebles...that is what Dick Smith's has and the ones I make too. This is important on hook set so you are not driving trebles into sucker and impeding hook set force into musky.
Z Leaders rigs are by far the best I've used. Local company stocked at Smokeys, Dick Smith, Musky Mikes, Rollies and others, also available through their website. They use the best components and will customize rigs on request.
I make my own, but the fluorocarbon ones at Dick smiths are the best ones you can buy. I Personally crimp vs tie knots.
I make my own, too. I have flouro rigs and seven strand rigs.
Used to be flouro was the one getting bitten. Now it seems like seven strand is getting bit more.
Just a hunch, but i think the seven strand is more flexible and blends in better.
Either way, rigs are very easy to make with a couple hooks, split rings and good knots.
I make my own. 4 feet of 130 lb fluoro attached to a ball bearing swivel on line side and a string ease clip on lure side. I tie it with a uni knot. Hook harness is made of 7 strand wire crimped into loops. I use 2 hook harnesses of different lengths and attach one end to a single split ring. Hook side of harness has a split ring attached to a 2/0 treble with one tine bent straight . I attach the leader clip to the nostril of the sucker with an orthodontic rubber band. Clip on the hook harness and pin the hooks to the sucker.One of the hooks goes next to dorsal fun and other gos on opposite side by the pelvic fin. Important part is to set the hook as the fish is moving away.