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Old 04-11-2018, 08:56 PM   #1
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So after trying to target pompano for weeks I found out why I was getting skunked. I was using a steel leader in clear water and pompano have decent eyesight so of course I didn't catch any. I decided to try and build my own rig from 30# mono and fell in love with it. I finally created this rig with 2/0 circle sea hooks (snelled) with a solid orange glass bead to imitate sand flea eggs with a stopper knot just above it so that it can move and make noise when it hits the hook. I was wondering if I could get some feedback about the idea from seasoned fishermen. I will test it this weekend if weather works out.
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Old 04-11-2018, 10:25 PM   #2
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I use max 20lb and know some who use 15lb
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Old 04-11-2018, 10:27 PM   #3
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What are you putting on the hook? I have done well with sand fleas when I can find them. I like your idea of the mono leader. I'm interested how your experiment turns out.
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Old 04-11-2018, 10:30 PM   #4
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Your hooks are going to tangle . I start my rig with 75 inches of mono.
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Old 04-11-2018, 10:55 PM   #5
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Yeah I was worried about the hooks tangling up but that's why I did twisted dropper loops to try and keep them out and on opposite sides of the line.
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Oh and I typically use fresh peeled shrimp
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Old 04-12-2018, 12:16 AM   #7
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go smaller mono. and 6" dropper loops.
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Old 04-12-2018, 12:29 AM   #8
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The twisted dropper loops are about 6" but instead of cow hitching the hook on, I snelled it and added the bead to try and attract them with the clacking of the bead against the hook to imitate the sounds of the crustaceans they feed on. What size mono would you suggest though... I know 30# is a little thick.
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Old 04-12-2018, 12:47 AM   #9
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15# or mayb 20#
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Old 04-12-2018, 07:16 AM   #10
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Since Grouperking is probably busy catching pompano right now, here you go. These are tried and true.

https://www.pensacolafishingforum.com...62/?highlight=
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