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Old 03-08-2013, 12:02 PM   #1
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Hey guys, I've been reading some about the Pompano rigs, I am pretty much a minimalist when it comes to rigs, I think less is better in the long run.
Was wondering if you guys think this will work with either shrimp or sand fleas.

I just made this one to photograph, if the lengths on any of the parts should be different please let me know.

My plan (sorta) is to try using this rig with a white cork that isnt big enough to pull it off the bottom above the swivel to hold the baits up off the bottom but not be on the surface as I don't need to see the cork.

If it's just a bad idea please say so I just want to try and catch some of them beauties.
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That's the basic rig for em. I like to use micro floats and generally just use a single drop but that's just me
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Old 03-08-2013, 12:17 PM   #3
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I dont know what a micro float is, I guess you mean small foam?

Also could you explain using a shrimp, how big, how much of the shell to leave and which part to leave?
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Yes he is referring to small foam.. Neon colors like orange, pink, lime green are the most popular. Usually put them just above the hooks.
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Wrapping your hook with some deer hair, much like we do for cobia, gives your hook alot of color around your sandflea & shrimp. Works great!
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Wrapping your hook with some deer hair, much like we do for cobia, gives your hook alot of color around your sandflea & shrimp. Works great!
Ditto this. Bright colors work very well and can earn a bite even after the fish has stripped the bait off.
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Anyplace where I can look at what this actually looks like?
Where to get the deer hair?

Also how to prepare and hook a shrimp?
I got some 9-11 count in the freezer but they seem like they may be a little big for a pompano.
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I use a small piece, generally just enough to cover the hook. Some peel them, some don't, that is a personal preference thing. I'd also recommend investing in a sand flea rake for catching your own sand fleas.
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So they are strictly visual hunters? No smells that attract them?
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Anyplace where I can look at what this actually looks like?
Where to get the deer hair?

Also how to prepare and hook a shrimp?
I got some 9-11 count in the freezer but they seem like they may be a little big for a pompano.
I've not had good luck with frozen shrimp. Get some "fresh dead" at a bait shop. Fozen seems to get mushy and come off the hook.
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