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Old 07-29-2013, 10:26 AM   #1
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anyone familiar with their snapper rig? I see it at just about any fishing aisle. I went to the website and I cannot get any info on which material is used for the hook. I am aware that stainless hooks are prohibited for reef fishing in the Gulf. here is the link of the item http://atlanticcoasttacklesupply.com...-Rigs-SRCH.htm
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Why are non-stainless steel hooks preferable?
•Non-stainless steel hooks will deteriorate over time, thus reducing the probability of damage to the fish.
•Stainless steel hooks will not deteriorate over time and so havea greater chance of injury or killing fish if they are left in the fish or discarded in the water.

This is from http://sero.nmfs.noaa.gov/sf/pdfs/Di...lity%20FAQ.pdf

To me, it sounds like they discourage it but its not illegal. Though I had to do an internet search... so I had no prior knowledge and very well could be wrong
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That's a pretty hefty rig with a lot of bling for snapper fishing IMO. What made you want to buy this rig as opposed to tying your own?
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The description says Mustad. Doubt if would be stainless. Either way, stainless is not against the law.
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That's a pretty hefty rig with a lot of bling for snapper fishing IMO. What made you want to buy this rig as opposed to tying your own?
I usually fish inshore and I am new to offshore fishing. I figured it would be easier to start with prerigged rigs instead of buying bits and pieces which could cost more and time consuming. I will eventually make my own when I have an idea on what works and what not. thanks
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The description says Mustad. Doubt if would be stainless. Either way, stainless is not against the law.
I got the info from this website. http://www.eregulations.com/florida/...gear-spearing/
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I would never use 150lb mono, those beads or crimps for basic snapper fishing. You will find that you don't enjoy it very much if you use this rig. Buy you some 40-60lb flouro, some 7/0 circle hooks, various egg weights and some swivels. You will spend less per rig and catch more fish.
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I'd be happy to sit down with you and show you how to tie up some snapper rigs and some mingo rigs. If you are ever over in Pcola PM me.
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thanks for the help guys.

Kenton, I will keep you in mind
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Hmm, I see it now. That must have been put in place with the new circle hook rules last year. Either way, the rig you are looking at really is overkill. Go the Flouro route for better fishing.
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