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I use flouro leaders and have no complaints on jig actions. I double line for the knot to get a 100% connection. Make sure to cinch down good and tight.
 

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I tie direct to the main line. Jigging at night, in the dark, 100+ feet down, there just ain't enough light for a fish to see any line IMHO.
If I'm getting cut off, then I go with about a foot of wire with a black swivel between the wire and my main line. I hope the fish think the jig its a bait fish chaseing a smaller piece of bait(the swivel).
Lets face it, fish ain't THAT smart. If they were, we wouldn't catch them on some of the weird things we do.
 

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I should probably post this as a new thread but how many of you change out the trebble hook to a single? I have had problems with tuna spitting the trebbles and boat a lot more fish with the single hooks. If this is truly a problem, why does nearly every iron jig come stock with a trebble hook?
 

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most of the hooks on jigs are not of the best quaility. you can replace them with better quaility trebles such as owner stringers and you can attach the hooks with either welded rings or split rings. you can also rerig with j-hooks and either chain or rings. you can also purchase a lot of jigs prerigged with j-hooks...rick
 

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BEARCAT said:
When you say double line do you mean you use a palomar knot ?
No, I tie a clinch knot but double the line before running through the hook eye. I Cinch the knot down with gloved hands and try to find something solid for the hook to hold on to.

I read in a couple of tests about fishing line the doubled clinch knot is a 100% knot. I have not had the doubled clinch fail but the single clinch is another story.
 

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I tie straight to he jig with my trusty trilene knot lots of people laugh at me for using it after all this time but it works and I have never lost a fish due to knot failure. if the toothy critters are aorund i put on about a 16" of single strand wire on the jig to keep from being bitten off.

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What brands come factory with J hooks?[/QUOTE]
you can purchase bead diamond jigs, hopkins hammered jig with j-hooks. there is also lots of iron that is available from japan that use siwash hooks. siwash are free swinging j-hooks or circles that attach to the jig with a short spectre or mono loop. these hooks can be put on either end of the jig or both ends if you wish.....rick
 
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