SP stinger setup experiment

SP stinger setup experiment

After seeing a few people asking Michael Poole about his stinger setup that he used on his SP to catch his Coral Trout(http://fishwrecked.com/image/nice-coral-trout-jurionbay#new), I thought some people might find it interesting to see the setup I experimented with and have had great success with. Did this after having a few occasions of Dhui's attacking the rear of the large SP's but not hooking up. The rear stinger hook is inserted into the SP at the rear, though obviously rips out most times during the fight. Haven't ever had it slip off the main hook as I guess the barb stops it running all the way off.

Don't know if this is the same setup up you run Michael Poole, but another way of doing it at least.


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 Well done yes that is the

Fri, 2014-03-07 22:41

 Well done yes that is the same way I do it I make my own now so can make them longer or shorter and they are so easy to release and change your plastic my cach rate has gone up lots. 

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 People might think it looks

Fri, 2014-03-07 22:49

 People might think it looks rubbish but believe me it catches the fish every time, all my fish are caught on that back hook. It must just be that aggressive strike and bang your on.

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 That setup looks goodwill

Sat, 2014-03-08 12:02

 That setup looks good

will certainly be trying that.

what have you used for the stinger?

basically an assist hook setup from a jig?

how big is the jig head you guys use in say 25-40m

nice fish too!!

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 Any luck with Baldies

Fri, 2014-03-07 23:26

 Any luck with Baldies Michael? I know from experience they are the most finnicky fish to take a bait. Good on ya for experimenting.

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Any greater hook up rate of

Sat, 2014-03-08 04:31

Any greater hook up rate of smaller undesirables with this setup?

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 Hi yes I have had baldies on

Sat, 2014-03-08 13:05

 Hi yes I have had baldies on this rig but not too many , also had break sea on it as well , but am hitingmore baldies on the new slow moo jigs, just off the bottom, got a nice 3.5 kilo baldie last week but no photo sorry, in 30 meters I with . 6 drift I use a 2 oz head if that's eny help, my old days in the uk were spent fly fishing so this type of fishing is very close to it , you just have to work that softy just off the bottom and out from the boat just like pulling a fly in the water.hope this helps am just getting there my self and I never ever use bait now it has taken a bit time to get the confidence but no bait for me and my fish quality has gone up lots .

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I love baldies myself ... but

Sat, 2014-03-08 13:57

I love baldies myself ... but then who doesn't , lol

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Does the stinger affect the

Fri, 2014-03-14 16:59

Does the stinger affect the action of the lure much?