On my vertical jigs, and flatfalls, how should they be rigged? How many hooks, 1 or 2? Should I have assist hooks at one end, or both? Should the flatfalls be tied from the wide end, or skinny end? How should these things look when I drop them in the water? Jeff
I fish mine with a single siwash for school tuna and bottom fish. I've seen people leave on the assist hooks and add a large treble. I think it really depends on your personal preference. But I will say this: The assist hooks and cord that come with Flatfalls seem pretty flimsy to me.
Ok, this might sound stupid, but which end is which. There is a fat end and a skinny end. Which end takes the siwash hook, and which end takes the line tie? And is it safe to say that I should remove the assist hooks, or should they oppose the siwash hook? I ask so my $20 investment does its job correctly.
Bluefin got some attention with the slow pitch type jigs. Bluefin's teeth can be a problem with some assist hooks, and with smaller jigs they can be swallowed. So, many will rig heavier leader to the jig as well as upgrade the assist hooks to a heavier braid test or go wire on the assist hooks (Owner makes and they are not so hard for an angler to rig up with single strand wire or short cable.