Just curious

Given the amount of jigs lost to Sambos, yeah, mine included, how common is it to bring one up wearing jewlery??



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Quite a few people myself

Sat, 2007-12-22 09:21

Quite a few people myself included squish back the barbs on the assist hook which hopefully the fish can shake loose at some time or another,havnt caught any with extra's so far but there would be a lot of money in jigs lyeing on the sea floor

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Have never hooked a fish

Sat, 2007-12-22 12:10

Have never hooked a fish with a jig in its mouth but i have caught about 80mtrs of mono line with a jig on the end. Someone must have busted off and the fish spat the hook.

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Caught a 10+kg Dhuie with a rusty hook in its mouth

Sat, 2007-12-22 16:42

No other gear though. I figure "Shingles" (from the drop zone) when he/she finally gets caught will have a veritable tackle shop hanging out of its gob.


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Last season

Sat, 2007-12-22 16:56

Last season my brother boated a fish that had a heap of braid trailing from its tail. After retrieving about 50 metres of braid we eventually pulled up a pink 300g daiwa sacrifice jig.

Once caught a very finicky dolphinfish out the fads after my small hook passed through the eye of a swivel that was attached to a mono trace and gang hanging from its mouth. Unbelievable!


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One sambo

Sat, 2007-12-22 17:32

Not a jig but I did land a little sambo of about 15 that had just a hook through its guts area two weeks ago, it wasn't far from rusting through but we removed it.
I also have my own video footage of a travelly with about an 80-100gram raider in it's mouth, the poor bugger is near trying to swim upwards to stay afloat. Took it when I was living in Exmouth. 

Usually looking for others to come aboard for fishing and diving!!