Making Assist Hooks for Jigs
I'm a long time fly tier, and I am wondering if anyone rigs up their own assist hooks for their jigs? You know the hooks that come off the top of the jig instead of the bottom? Sometimes it is one hook nearer the top and one hook hanging all the way down close to the bottom of the jigs. Sometimes it is only a single hook.
I've patched together a few of my own with mono and even some lighter cord I found around the house with some success. I've caught a few rock fish and a halibut on the last trip to PWS. I've put them on a few 9 and 12 ounce jigs so far.
What line/cord do you use? Hooks sizes and brands? How do you cover the knot at the hook? /Or do you even bother to do so? Single hook or tandem?
Also, if you think such setup are a waste of time I'm interested in hearing about that too.
Thanks for any tips.
Well I am kinda rushed tonight but-I have seen vidieo of how to tie the assist hooks on youtube. Search butterfly jig or assist hook and I think something will turn up. I have seen them but can't offhand remember where on youtube That butterfly jigging is sure interesting.I fish PWS so if you have any luck with the butter fly jigs share it with us Good Luck