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Old 05-06-2008, 10:39 AM   #1
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Default FISHING TIP # 287 MACKEREL BUG

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In this example I used a 2/0 Mustad 34011 SS hook. These are $12/100.
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Old 05-06-2008, 10:57 AM   #2
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Default RE: FISHING TIP # 287 MACKEREL BUG

Can you post a picture of these? I would love to see what it looks like.
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Old 05-06-2008, 11:16 AM   #3
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Do you use hot melt glue to secure the beads. Do the bead slide over the barb?
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Old 05-06-2008, 12:20 PM   #4
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I'll post a step by step. Somehow I picked up a draft of this tip with no instructions. When I posted it here, I picked a tip pretty much at random. Gotta run to the shop for a few minutes to make one from scratch. Sorry for the problem. I hve a bunch of these bugs on my boat because Spanish Mackerel fishing is good here right now.

Actually I'm glad this happened. It points out the need for serious proof reading.

Insert the wire up the butt of the bug and come out the head.



Bend the front end of the wire down at right angles about 3/16" .



6 bugs



Insert bent wire thru hook eye and crimp tight

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Old 05-06-2008, 04:13 PM   #5
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if u did pink and white w/ a smaller hook i wonder if they would work for pomps???
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Old 05-06-2008, 05:39 PM   #6
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Default RE: FISHING TIP # 287 MACKEREL BUG

I do the same thing on a jig head ahd have caught Pompano on them.
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Old 05-06-2008, 05:44 PM   #7
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I use this rig for Trout when Blowfish and Pinfish are tearing up GULP and soft Plastic. I ought to use it more often. I've caught Pompano on it.

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Old 05-08-2008, 10:12 PM   #8
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look like the snell comes in handy right there..can u post how to tie the snell????(i reall should have posted this in the topic"ask me a few fishing questions" part)
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Old 05-09-2008, 06:06 AM   #9
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This is one I am going to have to save. The Snell Knot is the basis of many of my fishing tips and techniques. There must be 30 or more of the 700 plus tips where I specify the Snell knot as the only really practical (even possible) knot to use. Tying instructions for the Snell Knotare illustrated in book #1 and unique uses for it pop up in every one of the books.

There are several different "Snell Knots" but the one I use is faster and simpler than the others

Yeah, I am spamming my e-books here but with the site moderator's consent. Hopefully the tips I have posted are valuable to the site, interesting to site members and help me with my retirement.

I am computer dumb. Today I absolutely MUST learn how to burn CD's and use a thumb drive. I gotta back this stuff up.

By the way, I have problems with photo size here but the largst in any of the e-books is less than 3" X 3". These E-Books are not picture books or stuff I've copied from all over the web.
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alright its fine..just shoot me a pm when u finsh ur seires of books of fishing tricks!!
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