Hoochie talk.

Discussion in 'Saltwater Fishing Forum' started by AndrewH, Jul 1, 2020.

  1. AndrewH

    AndrewH Well-Known Member

    Ok before anyone points it out, I took the pic BEFORE I pinched barbs...

    Anyways do you guys switch up hook configuration for coho vs springs? I am going to head out soon for a chance at some coho but also heading over to Bamfield towards the end of July for springs.

    The double is a pair of Owner 4/0 cutting points and the single on a swivel is a 5/0 Mustad ultrapoint (bead with toothpick is to set hook depth in hoochie)


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  2. wishiniwasfishin1

    wishiniwasfishin1 Well-Known Member

    Single looks good - but I would think you would want to use a straight shank siwash hook.
    I don't know if running two hooks will get you more fish if the single hook is spaced to the back of the hooch. Two hooks can cause more damage to unders / fish you want to release.
  3. Rain City

    Rain City Crew Member

    I only use tandems on squirts for sockeye.
  4. ab1752

    ab1752 Well-Known Member

    The rig on the right is what I run with 2 beads, 40 lb test leader and a single 4/0 siwash on a beefier swivel and it works great. I'm lazy so this is my program pretty much for everything except sockeye.
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  5. wishiniwasfishin1

    wishiniwasfishin1 Well-Known Member

    Also with a siwash you can clip the hook right on to the swivel - eliminating the split ring.
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  6. Onchy

    Onchy Active Member

    I keep my set ups the same, just shorten up the leaders a bit. I prefer the single siwash set up as it makes for easier/cleaner releases.
  7. RogersonCrusoe

    RogersonCrusoe Crew Member

    I only run singles 5/0 or 4/0 depending on the size. When I used to run two, one would end up in the fish and one would end up in my hand.

    To your original question, no I don't change up hook set ups. I just shorten the leaders.
  8. wayne marwood

    wayne marwood Crew Member

    What size of swivel do you use
  9. Dan The Man

    Dan The Man Active Member

    use #2 swivel and 5/0 straight shank siwash hook
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  10. Steplift

    Steplift Active Member

    I run two 3/0 red Gamies 18" from my dodger never tried one on a flasher yet. Going to try it in a few weeks when I get time off shortly.
  11. Dogbreath

    Dogbreath Well-Known Member


    Left 6/0 Eagle Claw Trokar and 6/0 Owner Cutting point if there are too many shakers around I cut off the stinger.

    Right 6/0 Siwash from Pn&T with point turned in a little more

    Both tied on 50# Ande Pink aka poor man's fluorocarbon.
  12. Seaducer

    Seaducer Member

    What length leader are you running?
  13. Trophy

    Trophy Active Member

    Straight shank siwash 4/0 hook on a swivel. Always add tinsel to hoochie for extra glitter. Like aprox 32 in leader for both coho and chinook, more concerned with flasher hoochie action depending upon speed of boat and current. Less shaker hookups through their head/eyes with the single hook vs. tandems. Also fewer tangles in net, hand, clothes.
  14. Ian wagner

    Ian wagner Active Member

    Just loose the swivel and split ring and snell the single hook
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  15. Irishwolf

    Irishwolf Crew Member

    I like the multiple yellow beads. Is this for extra colour? Or just distancing of hook from hootchie? Or both?

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  16. Dogbreath

    Dogbreath Well-Known Member

    Both they're from Radical Glow and are crazy expensive but glow many times brighter & much longer than anything you can buy locally.
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  17. barkerfam

    barkerfam Well-Known Member

    If you want your hoochies to really dance use a needlefish size grand Slam bucktail inside.
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  18. BryceWCP

    BryceWCP Member

    I like to run the single hook on a swivel or bead chain. Then I run a glow bead and a chink of glow tubing to set how far back you want the hook. I will grab a picture if I get to the boat today!
  19. Mike_W

    Mike_W Member

    Beads, swivel and siwash. I run the siwash back pretty far.
    Seen guys run tandem trebles from a anchovy rig with success.
  20. cohobankie

    cohobankie Member

    coho single with the hook past the tentacles. Coho attack the back, Kings mid-body.

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