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Old 03-22-2010, 02:32 PM   #1
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Default CATCH-ALL 101 - Make Your Own Tile/Grouper Rig

I keep getting a lot of emails from some of y'all asking how to make a Golden Tilefish rig or Grouper rig. So to save duplication, here's a pictorial how-to. This rig works for both Grouper and Golden Tile. The only difference is for Grouper add a 40-60 lb breakaway line to the weight. The only difference for Golden Tile is add a smaller top weight to the snap swivel so the rig lays down. SHARPEN THE HOOKS TIL THEY'LL SCRATCH YOUR THUMBNAIL!

I've run dozens of seminars back when I usedto write fishing articles and after that when we had east coast Florida membership meetings of the 100 Fathom Fishing Club. How-To talks are sorta like show & tells but with beer & wings included.

Here's all the fixins you need:



Closeup of the fixins, complete with labels:



Step 1 - Making the Main Leg:



Step 2 - Making the Dropper Legs:



Step3 - Adding the Bead, Chafe Tube, Crimp & Hook:



Step 3 - Closeup:



Voila! Just like a Ron Popeil infomercial, "It's just that easy!"

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Let me be the first to say THANKS for the info. I now have some questions because I have never used the swivel sleeves. Do the arrows you drew mean that is where you crimp them? Is that how they are attached to lines? I know these are elementary questions but I am still a little grasshopper! :bowdown
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Mark,GREAT POST.............

1 question....whats the coordinates to that glow bead and snap swivelspot on the chart? oke
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fy01CPO (3/24/2010)WOW! 244 views and no responses!

Let me be the first to say THANKS for the info. I now have some questions because I have never used the swivel sleeves. Do the arrows you drew mean that is where you crimp them? Is that how they are attached to lines? I know these are elementary questions but I am still a little grasshopper! :bowdown


Maybe lots of views and no replies is because I covered the subject so well no none had any questions left for me? LOL

Yes, the arrows depict where you should crimp the sleeves. Good question - you are very observant, grasshopper! :clap



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1 question....whats the coordinates to that glow bead and snap swivelspot on the chart? oke


Steve - ya don't wanna go there. Trust me. All thats good for is some flounder maybe. Its up north in YankeeLand.
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By the way, to get a glimpse of what the east coast guys have to put up with, picture #4 depicts the weights used for a light current day and picture #5 shows the weights necessary for a heavy current day. Not fun:doh but a great way to learn.

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Great post, Just one question. I live in Atlanta and need to order components on-line. Where do I find glow chafe tubes?

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I can see basically what's going on here, have a few questions:



What lb test is best?



Is the same lb test on the main line and droppers?



How long about is the main line end to end?



How far apart are the droppers?



How long are the droppers?
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BIGRIGZ (3/25/2010)I can see basically what's going on here, have a few questions:

What lb test is best?

300-400 mono. I use 300 cuz I cant find swivel sleeves for 400.

Is the same lb test on the main line and droppers?

yeah, mainly for chafe reasons from the fishes teefus. Some feel that you should use 300 for main line and 200 for droppers in case of snags. But the problem is that by the time the 200 has broken off so has your braided fishing line and/or your rodblank. :doh

How long about is the main line end to end?

my arms' wingspread, which is 6.5 feets. It's Kentucky Windage, not rocket science.

How far apart are the droppers?

about the length of my forearm. Seriously.

How long are the droppers?

same again.

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I had my original Tilefish rigthat was <U>four years old</U> before I finally lost it. One of the droppers had been replaced because of chafe-thru but that was it. I lost it cuz I was deepdropping off Ft pierce on a friend's boat using his gear. His damn terminal knot failed at the swivel cuz he wasn't using an eight-wrap doubled UniKnot. Lost my Lucky Tile Rig(tm), dammit.:doh The guys on 100FFC were always busting my chops about that rig before I lost it - it was the most mangled up, gnarled piece of mono you ever saw but the thing caught Tilefish like crazy.

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