Sockeye hootchies

Discussion in 'Saltwater Fishing Forum' started by Oly1, Nov 12, 2017.

  1. Oly1

    Oly1 Active Member

    Looking at the Sockeye dummy flasher thread, I have seen many different ideas that people use for their hootchie hook setups. Some I have never really heard about before. What is everyone's go to Sockeye setup behind the flasher.

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  2. persistent

    persistent Member

    In the past my go to has been the mp 68 with a single black hook on a swivel with varying leader lengths.
  3. fishin_magician

    fishin_magician Well-Known Member

    I think the Natives have the best Sockeye Tackle....a Status Card and a Long net.
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  4. wayne marwood

    wayne marwood Member

    It is all ed a square hook
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    wayne marwood Member

  6. ryanb

    ryanb Active Member

    From flasher:

    24 inch 40lb leader, Swivel buried in the hootch, hot pink hootch, Single 3/0 or 4/0 siwash.
  7. fishin solo

    fishin solo Well-Known Member

    Mp15 single 6/0 siwash
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  8. persistent

    persistent Member

    And does everyone trim the length down so the tenicles are flush with the single hook? I have also heard that it can help to remove every second tenticle
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  9. Oly1

    Oly1 Active Member

    I see some, from the dummy flasher thread that looks like they are making their own homemade type hootchie contraption.( page 2 bottom two pictures) What exactly is that Dogbreath? Looks like a fine piece of ingenuity there.

  10. Dogbreath

    Dogbreath Well-Known Member

    That's a homemade Googly Eyed Wild Thing/easy to make easy to fish and works for Springs as well even with a shorter leader.

    Funny taking the pic I noticed I no longer have any that are all Pink everything is Pink/Glo no matter they all work.

    Those are wooden beads for whatever reason don't think they work any better but plastic beads don't take a magic marker colouring very well and the wooden ones do.

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    This is the guy in Port Hardy who originated them AFAIK
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  11. JuandeOne

    JuandeOne Well-Known Member

    One of the “s’s“ of sockeye fishing is ‘sparse’-meaning sparse red. Only a few red/pink strands is required. My go to hootchie is half blue, half pink which provides the same effect.
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  12. hippaisland

    hippaisland Active Member

    Love all the sockeye ingenuity, loved seeing an older(wiser) fellow in a small 14' tinny in 2014 with a homemade "slide" off the back of his boat into the water and he just kept sliding those babies up the ramp and into the boat. Hopefully next falls a good one!

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