Originally Posted by Red_Cherokee
I use a fishfinder with a non offset circle hook. Alot of people will use high low rigs or what I think is called a "pompano" rig. I find that the fishfinder with only about 18" of leader won't helicopter as much. Breakaway tackle makes rigs that have clips to center the load.....the clips are supposed to detach upon entry into the water. I haven't used them so I don't know how they are. Hope some of that babble is helpful.
I did, however, stop tying the low loop and now just go with a high tie. I found that 90% of the bass grab the top hook and 90% of the crabs and skates would grab the bottom hook :roll:
From the top using 40 to 50# flouro - swivel, 12", 6" long twisted dropper loop, 2', surgeons knot loop to attach the sinker. I've had my best hookup ratio with the 10/0 Owner circles.
Also, I always use at least 8 oz of lead, no matter how calm it is. This causes the fish to hook itself on an incoming hit as well as a going away hit. Nothing worse than seeing the rod jump to slack and reeling like mad to catch up to the fish only to find it, and the bait, gone.
And the Breakaway clips are the only way to get a really long cast with a bunker head, keeps it from helicoptering.