Single hook anchovy rig

Discussion in 'Saltwater Fishing Forum' started by 23Hourston, Aug 21, 2020.

  1. 23Hourston

    23Hourston Active Member

    Can someone show me how they ring up a single with an anchovy that is still somewhat adjustable for roll
  2. tubber

    tubber Well-Known Member

    Just an octopus hook snell knot or egg loop knot. If the hook is too big and the bait is small the eye will hit the back edge of the holder and that makes it tricky to adjust. Stick the hook all the way through the bait. Sometimes I stick it through from the far side. I run a trailing hook. Are you fishing in a special rules zone? One treble works too.
    Some rig their heads with wire. Others use a series of toothpicks to help the roll.
  3. 23Hourston

    23Hourston Active Member

    Yes special rule zone single barbless hook maximum size 15 mm from point to shank non-retention.
  4. casper5280

    casper5280 Well-Known Member

    May I ask where that zone is? Never heard of this before
  5. 23Hourston

    23Hourston Active Member

    Pm sent
  6. kingblazer84

    kingblazer84 Well-Known Member

    What about running a jughead with a chovie like this

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  7. 23Hourston

    23Hourston Active Member

    FD934C6C-F9E9-4E85-87CF-EC9678DFF75B.jpeg This is what I’ve come up with so far I’m open to critiques
    I was also thinking maybe an elastic band to hold the hook against the body.. seems kind a lame tho
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  8. 23Hourston

    23Hourston Active Member

    Tough to get a roll??

    CIVANO Well-Known Member

    Go over the back with the hook behind the dorsal fin and then put the hook through that side coming out on the side you started from. That way
    when you tighten the line it will put a bend in the bait in the correct direction without tearing the bait. Or a wire on the head that you bend to get your preferred bend and put the hook wherever you want. I fished with a guy who caught a lot of fish and just let the hook trail a little behind the bait free
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  10. kingblazer84

    kingblazer84 Well-Known Member

    The jughead gives you the erratic action though but the roll is always best lol
  11. ab1752

    ab1752 Well-Known Member


    Here's what I roll using herring aides and jugheads. I'm lazy so I use this for hoochies too. It works perfectly for springs as they bite hard. If targeting coho I may add a 2nd hook...sometimes, due to the lazy part.

    So with this I don't even set the hook into the meat, I just tow it along side. Bait never slips, just hold it in with the pin. Springs are almost always hooked in the upper jaw. Makes it super easy to release juveniles and by know when it's a spring and simply keep the tension on you're good to go.
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  12. Ian wagner

    Ian wagner Active Member

    Use wire in your teaser head so you can custom bend anchovies or herring leave hook hanging by tail don't put hook in fish

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