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Old 04-05-2006, 03:08 PM
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I should have my camera back tomorrow and I'll post a pic.

Basically, you tie on your bottom hook, pass the leader through the eye of the sliding hook, then take some dental floss and make a series of 10 or 12 tight half hitches around the shank of the sliding hook and the leader. Make sure you tie em tight enough that the hook doesn't slide real easy, but you can still move it. Coat the floss with Pliobond or superglue and let it set. Finish it off with a surgeon's knot or swivel on the top end of the leader.

I make mine about 3 feet long or so, using a 6/0 or 7/0 circle hook at the bottom and a 5/0 or 6/0 octopus (offset) circle as the sliding hook. The offset eye on the sliding hook lets the shank of the hook lie straight against the leader.

Hook the bottom hook through the back of your bait first, then slide the top hook down and hook it through the nose.

Again,, thanks to Roccus for showing me that. I'm sure he'll correct me if I got anything wrong.
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