Trolling Lures and Rigging Techniques
David Brackmann is one of those fishermen that has fished all over the world at a very high level with great success. You can tell he has put a lot of thought into his system of fishing for marlin with trolling lures. Their is no doubt he is one of the best. What you are about to see is a complete breakdown of how you set up a spread of lures to target blue marlin. David takes a super comprehensive approach to sharing his knowledge and opinions on offshore trolling lures, rigging and fine tuning lures, how to properly setup and how to manage a spread when marlin fishing. Marlin fishing is basic physics. You have an action and a reaction to a force. You do not have to overcomplicate what it is. The presentation David gives in this In The Spread fishing instruction video is very thorough. He starts with the first lure you want to put in the water. This allows you to regulate your speed, based on the swimming action of that first lure, and work your pattern around your first lure. Wave position and placement on the wave is key. You will learn which waves in the prop wash to run which lures on to achieve the most appealing bait spread and where on the wave the lure swims best. In setting up the spread, David using tag lines where he attaches his line by using a dacron loop. A dacron loop is a loop that is spliced into the line. This loop is secured to a release clip. What this does is give you a certain amount of drop back to allow the fish to grab the lure and the hook to come tight. Tag lines also allows you to manipulate the lures performance in the given seas. This is all demonstrated to you in great detail. One of the cool concepts that is examined is how a lures swimming cycle impacts hook up ratio. When a lure cycles, it comes to the surface grabs some air and then goes back underwater. The calculus you have to determine is how much time is ideal for the lure to stay underwater. David is very keen on what his ideal cycle time should be. The reason you need that lure to stay in the water for an ideal amount of time is that it is easier for a fish to catch the lure if it is running below the surface. You hook up ratio is also better when the lure is not skipping all over the surface of the ocean. Once David has the spread set up and swimming well, he shares his thoughts on how you setup it up and how that helps with hook-ups. He goes into lure positions based on size and head shape design. By showing you the types of lures for each position, you will have a good idea of how to do this yourself. He will also discuss lures vs. teasers and utilizing bait and switch to increase hook ups. Once the mechanics of setting up a trolling spread and theories on spread patterns is covered in-depth, David goes into the leader and all the connections, lure dynamics, hook designs and rigging tips. For the leader, he explains wind ons vs IGFA legal leaders and which he prefers for various species. All the knots and connections, swivels, crimps and chafe gear are highlighted and why they are used. Lure designs are all about hydrodynamics. How it swims is all based on the shape. The position the hook runs in will also effect the lures performance. So, take that into consideration when rigging lures. Take advantage of this incredible learning opportunity to absorb some super helpful fishing tips from a great marlin fisherman. David Brackmann is sharing some really powerful knowledge to help empower you. Fishing has a lot to do with confidence. That all starts with what and how much you know. Use this information to fine tune your system. Believe in that system and do not hesitate to experiment with what makes most sense to you and gets you the best hookup ratio. Never stop learning. BUY DVD Here
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Part 1 of the Offshore Trolling Lures and Rigging Techniques video: Trolling Lures, Hooks and Rigging Techniques with Black Bart We made it easier to watch the three different sections that make up the full length 3.5 hour video HERE by breaking them out. In this particular video, you will meet Jack Tullius, the owner of Black Bart Lures. Jack is an extremely accomplished marlin and wahoo fishermen with an immense knowledge of lure shapes, hook design and rigging. Black Bart is recognized as a premier global purveyor of offshore trolling lures. They sell and rig more lures than anyone. The history rich and the amount of lure designing, rigging and overall fishing knowledge runs deep at this company and with its owner. For this instructional fishing video, RJ Boyle sits down with Jack at Black Bart in Palm Beach. The conversations and demonstrations cover a deep analysis of several big game fishing hook options, assembling hook sets, a range of Black Bart lure heads, skirting lures and how you rig marlin lures. Jack Tullius has helped develop several interesting fishing hooks that provide improved grab and hold qualities, for both big and small fish. The innovative Pa'a hook has a thinner profile with all the strength of a meatier hook. It has a needle eye the helps provide a better transition between the connecting material and the hook. The conical shape of the point offers more puncture and less cutting, which prevents the hook cutting into the marlin as the hook moves around during the fight. Another key feature is the hawks bill on the hook tip which provides better driving properties on the bite. Black Bart does exhaustive testing before they release any new product, to guarantee results. The in-depth conversation Jack and RJ have about the ingredients, the cable, crimps and chafe gear that go into each Black Bart hookset is quite enriching. These two think about fishing on a deeper level. There are two basic components when it comes to cabling the hook. On smaller hooks, Jack likes a little more flex in the cable, which allows for more movement in the water. For this smaller rig, 480 lb single strand stainless steel cable, 7/0 or 8/0 hooks, adhesive shrink tube, hard chafe gear and double wall copper crimps are used. When you step up to a larger hook, 900 lb single strand cable, 9/0 hooks, 4:1 adhesive shrink tube, hard chafe tube and copper crimps are utilized. If you are going to be using 10/0 hooks, double strand cable is favored by Jack. You will learn lots of technical information on the pros and cons of single hook vs. double hook sets. Since Jack is an accomplished wahoo fisherman, he does offer some valuable insight into the hook and rigs he uses and sells. His bigger wahoo lures are rigged with open gap 11/0 hooks and twisted 600 lb cable. The smaller wahoo lures are rigged with turned in 9/0 hooks and 600 lb stainless cable for 30-50 pound tackle. For his wahoo rigs, Jack runs the cable a foot and a half thru the head of the lure. A really cool aspect of watching Jack Tullius talk lures is the passion that comes through. This guy is a lover of the art of lure making. The range of head shapes, skirting options and hooks is a spectacle to behold. Jack will discuss matching skirts to heads, different skirting materials, why some are thicker than other and then you will watch his step by step demonstration on how to skirt a 1656 marlin lure. Being able to feel like you are sitting down with Jack as goes through the selection process for which color combo works best for the inside and outside skirts, how to cut skirts to fit lure heads. Starting with the inner skirt, you will see how to do it a very easy way. How do you align the skirt colors with the head design for both the inner and outer? See that and other rigging tips about fine tuning skirts, inserting the hook set and the use of the hook lock. Again, we are talking about lure head shapes. Jack is going to talk about a variety of principles related to head shape and which style works best in each position in the spread. Understanding what lures do in the water is key. Learn how head shape drives a lures swimming action and performance in different seas conditions. The huge take aways with this Trolling Lures, Hooks and Rigging Techniques with Black Bart video is knowing which lures work best for your given fishing conditions, how to rig trolling lures properly and how to set the stage to attract fish into your spread is a difference maker. After watching this you will have a far deeper appreciation for what goes into lure creation. You will be a better fisherman by making the correct lure head choices based on the position they are being fishing in. I hope you love this video as much as we do. Keep and open mind and never stop learning.
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Part 2 of the Offshore Trolling Lures and Rigging Techniques video: Marlin Lures, Head Shapes and Lure Positions with Andy Moyes Andy Moyes is an interesting guy. Really kind of laid back, but super nice. Andy is a giant marlin and giant tuna catching machine. He is one of those saltwater fishermen that possesses a keen understanding of fish behavior. As one of the best and most respected big game mates and captains in the world, he is well versed in what fish like to feed on, how they feed and the best ways to present baits to them. This and a heavy dose of creative innovation make Andy Moyes one of the absolute finest lure designers in the world. Moyes Big Game Tactical is his lure company and the platform For this Marlin Lures, Head Shapes and Lure Positions video, Andy is going to share his wisdom on various designs and what you can expect out of a Andy Moyes lure in the water, skirts and what they do the the head with their drag. The most valuable part of this video is the knowledge Andy imparts about his favorite marlin lure head shapes and how he designs all his lures in a particular class size to fit a specific skirt size. This is a brilliant offering. Take it all in and fish smarter. For teasers, you will learn about the Argus, Monsta and the Punisher. Learn where Andy fishes them, how each tracks in the water and what it mimics. See how he weights each lure and for what reason. These are some of favorite teasers. For each position in the spread, Andy will break down which lure he likes to run, hook sizes for each and how sea conditions is the biggest factor when making his selections. On the short corner position, which is the closest rigger lure the bushmaster, blaster, pusher man and the plunger are go to options. The long rigger, positioned past the short rigger lure, is ideal for J-Boy, boogeyman, medium plunger, small argus and the blaster, which works well in the short or long position. For, the high line of shotgun position you can pull a lot of the same lures you pull in the long rigger. Andy really likes a small lure for the high line. Something like the xexcess, fish whistle or the ahi bullet work well. This shotgun lure does not run on a specific wave, so you want something you can put out at distance and it will look good. This video is a primer for anyone looking to gain a better understanding of how to select the best lures for each position in the spread. There is no better quality lure on the market and nobody more qualified to speak about how to set up a marlin lure trolling spread. We do our best to put you in front of some very smart and super accomplished fishermen, so you have evert opportunity to learn more and catch more. Never stop learning. Watch the Full Length 3.5 hour Offshore Trolling Lures and Rigging Techniques video Here
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Part 3 of the Offshore Trolling Lures and Rigging Techniques video: Rigging Tools and Rigging Marlin Lures with RJ Boyle There may be no saltwater fisherman more anal about their rigging tools and tackle than RJ Boyle. The guy is meticulous about keeping his tools and tackle super clean and more than organized. You have to rig right to get tight is certainly a fisherman to learn from. RJ started out as a mate on a commercial fishing boat targeting dolphin and wahoo. The nature of this type of fishing requires that you be very efficient with how you rig baits. Boy did he study up. He then moved on to fishing big money tournaments for blue marlin and wahoo. Today, RJ is the owner of a premier big game fishing tackle shops and considered one of Florida's best daytime swordfish pros. He and his shop do a truck load of bait rigging for all kinds of fishing. I would gander to say that RJ is probably one of, if not, the most fundamentally sound fishermen, when it comes to tackle, knots, connections, bait rigs and lure rigging. The first thing you get in this marlin lure video is a lengthy and very thorough examination of all the tools and ingredients you will need to rig offshore trolling lures. From heat guns, sharpie markers and rigging floss to crimpers, crimps, hooks, skirts, head shapes and cable, you will get a heavy dose of proper preparation. Get you note pad out for this one. There is a load of information in this saltwater fishing video. RJ follows up the comprehensive presentation on all the tools and tackle you need to start rigging with a step-by-step demonstration on making your own hook set, how to position the rig in the lure skirt and seating it in the hook lock. If you have never watched RJ at work, you are in for a treat. This video makes lure rigging look easy. It is, but you have to do it right. You can really learn sound rigging techniques by watching RJ. As far as rigging marlin lures, what we offer in this video is advice and opinions. There are a multitude of ways to go about to rig. What RJ is sharing with you is how he does it and his way has worked rather well over the years. Nothing is left out. You will learn every aspect. Take your time and enjoy this instructional fishing video. Never stop learning. Watch the Full Length 3.5 hour Offshore Trolling Lures and Rigging Techniques video Here
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The In The Spread Offshore Trolling Lures and Rigging Techniques video serves up some of the most dynamic lure discussions ever compiled. Is there a more hotly debated topic in sport fishing that how to rig marlin lures, which lure heads perform best and in which spread position and what fishing hooks are best? Probably not! In The Spread dives on in head first to bring you the goods. This is what we do. We take a fishing subject, find someone who absolutely excels at it and then examine the concept from every possible angle. This video consists of 3 parts, which you can watch separately: Part 1 - Trolling Lures, Hooks and Rigging Techniques with Black Bart, Part 2 - Marlin Lures, Head Shapes and Lure Positions with Andy Moyes and Part 3 Rigging Tools and Rigging Marlin Lures with RJ Boyle When it comes to offshore fishing, it is amazing how many different techniques you see out there for all sorts of fishing. This fishing video is about marlin fishing and trolling lures. The fishermen you will be learning from are some of the best guys in the world. They will analyze hooks and hook sets, profile lure head shapes and how they swim in the water, where in the spread a lure should be positioned, discuss skirts and skirt materials and then take all this information and apply it to rigging several trolling lures. This is a 3.5 hour video loaded with valuable fishing knowledge. All the guys in this saltwater big game fishing video are considered world class, in their areas of epertise. When watching this video, remember that there are a lot of ways to rig lures. As long as your terminal connections are solid, you are good. We never profess that our ways are the best or the only way. We are just offering a different perspective with expert advice. You can take from this as much or as little as you care to. We contend that there is always room for improvement. And, who better to learn from than guys that have excelled at this highest levels of fishing. Guys that have a lifetime of experience fishing for multiple species all over the world. Our goal is to put you in front of these types of fishermen. What sets the guys at In The Spread apart is how much time they have invested in thinking about what they are doing and experimenting with that knowledge on the water over and over again. They are studied in the ways of blue marlin fishing. There wisdom is forged from years spent on the water studying fish. The guys you are going to learn about in this fishing video are all marling fishing and lure rigging experts. Each is an artist and a pioneer within the industry. You will learn about Jack Tullius, owner of Black Bart Lures in Palm Beach. Black Bart is the largest trolling lure company in the world. If you do not know about Black Bart, you just do now know marling fishing. Andy Moyes, of Moyes Big Game Tactical, is one of the best big game captains and mates in the world. His lures are always leading edge in their artistry and performance. Andy knows big fish. RJ Boyle, a south Florida fishing legend, plays host in this video. RJ cut his teeth mating on game boats the fished marlin tournaments. He is also one of the best swordfish anglers in the world. RJ, Andy and Jack all share with you the tools necessary to rig lures, discuss skirt selection, demonstrate how to rig lures, profile how various head shapes swim, where to position them in the spread, which hooks to use and why. Since this is a very long video, we have taking the liberty to split this video into 3 parts. Each of the three parts features one of the guys included in this video. Part 1 is with Jack Tullius sharing information on Black Bart lure heads, fishing hooks, hook sets and rigging techniques. Part 2 features Any Moyes profiling his favorite lure heads, the swimming action of each and where to fish them in the spread. Part 3 is with RJ Boyle as he dissects all the tools and rigging ingredients, assembles a single hook rig and rigs a marlin lure. Enjoy and never stop learning. BUY DVD Here
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What is the most important consideration when setting up any offshore offshore trolling spread? The size of your lure. You have to make sure the size of your lure is right for your desired species, right for your boat, for your tackle and that it matches the size of the prey that the fish you are seeking eats. This In The Spread Rigging Marlin Lures video features the legendary big game skipper Roddy Hays sharing his knowledge and wisdom on offshore trolling lures, shape dynamics, matching baits to species behavior and how all this translates into how he rigs trolling lures. Roddy offers great perspective on a selection of lure sizes you would typically pull behind your game boat. The various head shapes and how each tracks in the water is highlighted. These would be considered classic shapes. You will see him examine one that has very little taper on it that you would be considered a straight pull lure. Another will be a shorter lure head with a classic angled face. This style of lure would be recognized as a swimmer or a diving lure. The cupped face or pusher lure, another great style, is another lure Roddy like. The pusher, as its names implies, pushes a lot of water, make a lot of noise and are very good to run in rough seas. Expect Roddy to offer up well thought out contrasts and comparisons between shape variations, within a specific style of trolling lure, and how those subtleties within design dynamics impacts the swimming action. Head shapes from top water baits, pushers, tubes, Hawaiian style super plungers, cupped face baits with jets or without and jet heads will be discussed relative to their ideal spread position. When you think about lure selection, it is very important to think about the species of fish you want to catch and where you might be going out to sea. You will probably be seeking one specific species of fish like blue marlin, sailfish, wahoo or tuna. This is the norm in places like Hawaii, Madeira, Bermuda, the Canary Islands and most other big game destinations. When you get very specific about what species you are targeting, there will be subtle differences in how that particular fish feeds and the prey they eat. When it comes to baitfish, they all have different instinctual behaviors when being pursued by a predator. What you have to do is with your lures is replicate the activity of that bait, so your target species will find it desirable. Roddy will share with you a variety of lures the work well for tuna, wahoo and billfish. Bigger blue marlin being the crowned jewel is the more wide ranging discussion, as Roddy spends a lot more time profiling the feeding habits of the marlin and how this translates into size and shape choices. The meticulous approach Roddy Hays takes to his lure rigging is why he is such a great person to learn the process from. Watch as he demonstrates the step by step rigging of a single hook rig. You really get a solid perspective on the choices that are available for hooks and which are best suited for this type of saltwater fishing. This is an amazing lure rigging video. So much good info. Not an ingredient is left our nor a single step. From the cable he attaches to his mono, the hook choice, crimps, shrink tube, the tools and making all the connections, you will watch up close and learn the lure rigging technique Roddy prefers for big fish. Roddy really is an amazing instructor. Enjoy this In The Spread video and never stop learning. BUY DVD Here
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Between Roddy Hays and RJ Boyle there is a load of worldwide offshore fishing experience, especially for big game pelagic species. These big game fishermen have spent a lifetime catching blue marlin, wahoo and tuna in destinations like Madeira, the Azores, Bermuda, Hawaii, New Zealand, the Bahamas and Australia. The amount of time on the water pulling baits and lures translates into lots of trolling lure wisdom. What head shapes work best in what conditions for what species? Those are some of the questions that will be addresses in this In The Spread fishing video. Roddy Hays is brilliant. He is a true innovator, a bit elusive, but very crafty and quite open about sharing his knowledge. He has roamed to oceans fishing for big fish and setting word records. In the process, his mind was always searching for ways to make the art of angling easier. His lure designs are cutting edge and often misunderstood. What he does for you in this video is set out a general assortment of lure heads and then walk you through each of them one by one. He and RJ examine how each design performs in the water, under calm and rough sea conditions. Then they discuss where each best suited to swim in the different spread positions. It is interesting to watch and listen as these two big game fishermen dissect different trolling lure head shapes. The long head lures that are run in the shotgun position offer unique hookup characteristics. Cupped heads will dig and surge as they carve their way through the water. What does adding jets do the relieve the pressure of on the lure? You will learn all about this. Slant head lure or super plungers, which originated with Hawaiian lure developers, are one of the most versatile and productive shapes you can run. What you will gain from this offshore fishing video is a unique perspective on how certain shapes and sizes work in the spread, the ideal sea conditions to run them in and how changing rigger positions effects action. You will also learn how the length and contour of the length of a lure head determines how the lure swims. For the beginner, RJ selects several lures that he likes for an offshore trolling spread when targeting blue marlin. See which heads he like for each position. This is a deep dive into why cupped face, slant heads, tubes and bullets all work well at various times and for various fish. Design dynamics has so much to do with a lures swim characteristics. Quality craftsmanship is critical to a bait running true. Watch and learn from two great fishing minds as they share thoughts and experiences on what has worked for them around the world. Year in and year out, certain lures always catch fish. Know a little more when it comes to making your selections. Never stop learning.
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