Repeat Steps 2 to 4 to tie the second hook. By learning the two-hook … Steve, thanks for the request and I hope this helps you out! First select your leader material and cut a length that is roughly about a foot longer than you want the final leader to be. Enjoy. Good-bye fish! Let the line stick out of the hook eye about two inches along the back of the hook. A package of 25 hooks will cost you around 9.00 or .36 per hook if you use two per leader your at .72 plus line. 4'foot PLine fluorocarbon leader and tie on a double hook rig with #2 Gamikatsu hooks. Pull on the leader and slide the bottom hook through the same hole. Hooking up a whole herring is harder. For salmon it is usually 25-40# fluorocarbon. The easiest method for trolling with herring is using the Pro-Troll E-Rotary Plastic Bait Holder. Insert the top hook just above the backbone and pull in through the herring. The first hook is now tied. Good herring has become harder and harder to find. By learning the two-hook technique, you can also experiment with your presentation by adding more hooks to the line. TS/2011 The first option for a two fly setup, and the easiest to start with, is attaching the dropper to the bend of the hook of the point fly. Some anglers are lucky enough to have live herring available in their area. Aquino holds a Bachelor of Arts in communications and English from the University of Maryland College Park. Your email address will not be published. Your email address will not be published. “Wait a minute,” you say, “I’ve got too much leader and it’s got a loop hanging free.” Good! You can also use two hooks to secure one long, live bait by attaching its tail with the first hook and its head with the second hook. As this knot features a small amount of whipping above the swivel or hook eye it does not 'strangle' the item being tied, therefore it retains a huge amount of strength. Wrap the tag end of the line six times around the hook while maintaining tension. Keep the tension on the line, then slowly pull on the two-inch piece sticking out of the hook eye. Herring scales are quite tough and will tear the edges of your bait if not removed. Depending on the size of your lure, you can move the second hook closer to or farther from the first hook. For River Fishermen. The problem with a slip tie is that it slips! The following is a press release from the Washington Department... Washington Marine Area 1 (Ilwaco) no report this week Marine... Tom Nelson is the publisher of salmonuniversity.com. ***NEW HOW TO LEADER VIDEO HERE!!! The hard part is getting that tight roll. With two hooks, you can entice your favorite gamefish by attaching more baits and lures onto the line. Insert the top hook just above the backbone and pull in through the herring. Tighten the leader by pulling on both ends of the line. Required fields are marked *. Look for herring that is vacuum packed. Instead of using a fish pill that will likely come off during most drifts numerous times a day, I use a Mad River Mfg. The easiest way is to insert both hooks and giving it a slight bend, tie 3 half hitches around the nose of the herring to hold the bend in place. The top hook will slip down and cut off the bottom hook. He would then strip out about ten feet of line and slowly reel the herring back in to check the action. With two hooks, you can entice your favorite gamefish by attaching more baits and lures onto the line. I can see tying your own for custom hook spacing although the way they come in the package has never been a problem for me, but you will not convince me your saving money by tying your own. After your smooth slice, wipe your knife blade clean, removing any herring scales from the blade. Salmon are often short strikers, so leaving the hook back will improve your chances of a solid hook up. I’m sure there are hundreds of ways to rig herring for mooching or trolling, however, I really believe the simpler the better. The problem with a slip tie is that it slips! It’s important that you use a sharp knife that will slice through the herring in one smooth stroke. For this setup, you will rig up your leader and tippet as if you are going to fish with just one fly. To achieve the slight bend to the herring, John just gave a slight bend to the herring and then inserted a toothpick along the backbone. This preserves the brightness of the scales and firms the meat. Too much tail flop, he would take the toothpick out and re-insert it with less bend to the herring. ……Otherwise known to those in the industry as ‘mooching rigs’…this movie comes from a request from reader, Steve G., who would really like to begin tying these on his own. Now we must get our herring to roll with the correct action. The best method to achieve this correct action and tight roll was taught to me by a gentleman named John Jute. Your herring is brined and you’re out on the water and it’s time to rig the bait. Pass the line through the eye of hook and allow it to extend one inch past the hook end. That loop will catch on the salmon, lingcod or halibut’s teeth and make it easier to hook the fish. By River Fishermen. John won almost every major salmon derby held “way back when.” He was nicknamed “Toothpick John Jute.”.