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Circle-Hook Ballyhoo

January 20, 2011
Circle-Hook Ballyhoo

Circle-Hook Ballyhoo

“There are a lot of ways to rig a ballyhoo with a circle hook,” Dr. Ken Neill says, “but we’ve had the best luck using floss and a small chin weight.” 1. He makes an overhand loop in the middle of a 24-inch piece of rigging floss and then threads the loop through a 3/8-ounce egg sinker.
Circle-Hook Ballyhoo

Circle-Hook Ballyhoo

2. He slides the loop over the head of a small ballyhoo…
Circle-Hook Ballyhoo

Circle-Hook Ballyhoo

3. …pushes the weight below the bait’s gills and…
Circle-Hook Ballyhoo

Circle-Hook Ballyhoo

4. …cinches the overhand knot down on the bill.
Circle-Hook Ballyhoo

Circle-Hook Ballyhoo

5. Next he crosses the tag ends of the floss through the eye sockets…
Circle-Hook Ballyhoo

Circle-Hook Ballyhoo

6. …ties another overhand knot under the bait and cinches it down behind the weight.
Circle-Hook Ballyhoo

Circle-Hook Ballyhoo

7. Finally, he passes the hook under the floss X on top of the bill.
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