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How do you hook your waxies?


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I figured you just hook them once a short way behind the head so you got a good tail but I have problems throwing them off all the time for loopers, unless I just lob it like 10 feet...plus they seem to flatten out pretty easy and lose their substance...any tricks here? also, when using those big slinky weights...is there any trick to not getting your leader twisted up with your main line when throwing out?

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I dont think it makes a difference how they are hooked. I have hooked them many different ways and still catch fish on them. I think they die after a few minutes anyways so motion isnt a big deal.

As for the slinkys getting tangled in your leaders just make sure before you toss out its not wrapped upp. Nothing you can do once its out there the wave action will cause tangles frequently. Its just part of the game we have to put up with. If you have problems with the real waxies try the power maggots if you can still find them. I had good luck with them and they never flew off the bugs or hooks. Most places only carry Gulp now and those work ok but the old power maggots were best. I still have 2 jars around someplace but of course cant find them. Dont be afraid to use a piece of crawler instead of waxies. I probably have caught more fish on Crawlers down there than anything.

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Another option to the slinky weight is a 1 1/2 to 2oz egg sinker. I have never gotten a tangle with one of those, plus they cast a mile!

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Problem with egg sinkers on the North Shore is you snag up and lose your rigs too often. Slinky slide threw the rocks better. Has anyone found a good place to get the thinner parachute cord lately at a decent price? I used to make slinkys out of that but have gone to skate laces for bigger slinkys. I would like some thinner diameter cord for lighter/longer slinkies.

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Your right from time to time you lose your rig,only on real windy days, but I figure if I lose the hook, swivel, and sinker I have only lost maybe .40 cents. I also have disk still weights that aren't suppose to roll, and some pyrmid style ones that stick when they hit the bottom, for the windy days! Boy I sure have alot of stuff for only getting to fish loopers a few days a year! grin.gif But hey,stick with what works for ya!

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