Tandem Snelled Trebles
fished the Great Lakes for the past 40 years, there's no right, or wrong
way to catch fish. My articles are based on personal observations,
not theories. You can marvel at the pat answers some writers who
journalize "how-to" fishing narratives.
The truth is there are no pat answers like the 10 Commandments that are chiseled
in hard stone. Look at what I share with you, "as it works for
me." What's mentioned should work for you too, but there are always
overriding factors that can change the game in a hurry. Being
flexible enough to go with the flow and not downright stubborn will pay untold
Please let me set the stage for the below info: 9/2/08 was the day after Labor Day and we launched late, like pushing 8am. Arriving on our chosen fishing grounds (south of Manistee) around 9am. We had no early-stupid bite to work with. Our action came in spurts. We'd troll for about an hour empty, then get a 2, 3 bites packed together. Followed by another hour of a slow fish activity. We yanked lines around 2pm boxing 6 Kings, 3 Coho and a Lake Trout. A legal 10 fish Michigan limit for the 2 of us onboard. No big deal catch compared to my past charter days circa 1983 thru 2003, but a decent fun outing for a pair of fishermen in a 22' boat during the middle of the day!
Double Your Pleasure, Double Your Fun!
Missing hits on flies is now is a thing of past since we changed over to double snelled trebles. On 8/31/08 we boated let's say ...one fish out of 4 diver bites. 9/2/08 we wised up and changed over to all double snelled trebles on our flies, same as on our meat rigs. We didn't miss any hits on our divers hits that day, or the 3 diver whacks on 9/25/08. Not hooking up hits on our trolling flies is now ancient history since we went to all double snelled trebles on our trolling flies.
Please scrutinize the photos number 1, 2 and 3. Other than the
obvious advantages of the lethal double trebles, you'll notice in photos 1
and 3 the Salmon that hit flies were more like nibblers. Being
hooked up on their chin and outside of their snout. King Salmon that
whacked our meat rigs fully engulfed the meal.
Thusly, welding to double trebles on the inside of his alewife hole. All
3 images shows the deadly 6 pack of stickers produced boated fish that might have
been otherwise missed!
I lay no claim to being first to string to trebles together, but our production company Kingfish Inc. is "first in the world" to handcraft a custom bend, or turned-up eye, similar to many turned-up eye single hooks. Upshot of this is a direct straight-line pull on the hook, driving home your point! Missing fish can be fixed, getting more strikes can not! So, cash-in on every opportunity. There's 3 options for hook set-ups for our industry leading trolling flies at: www.michiganangler.com that will suit everyone's needs.
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