Tag: ballyhoo marlin

ballyhoo for billfish

How To Rig a Ballyhoo for Billfish

Fast Ballyhoo Rig for Sailfish and Marlin

Easy-to-rig, simple-to-replace trolling rig for billfish

Ballyhoo rig from the Dominican Republic

Bill Doster

This rig uses a small O-ring (1⁄8 to 3⁄16 inch) and 20-gauge copper wire to create a reusable rig. The advantages are rigging speed and ease of replacing the bait if it washes out or is damaged.


Dominican ballyhoo rig.

Bill Doster

Twist copper wire onto the O-ring, then insert the wire through the top of the ballyhoo’s head and out the bottom, and slide on an egg sinker.

Bill Doster

Snug the sinker under the throat. Wrap the wire under the gill plate, over the head and under the offside gill plate, then insert it through the eye sockets.

Dominican ballyhoo rig.

Bill Doster

Wrap through the eye sockets, twice behind the weight and once in front. Then wrap over the nose, once behind the O-ring and twice in front of it.

Dominican ballyhoo rig.

Bill Doster

Snip the ballyhoo’s snoot just ahead of the wraps and insert a circle hook (snelled to the leader) through the O-ring to ride atop the head.

http://fishcostarica.org/7-cool-facts-about-hammerhead-sharks/
Read Blog Detail

Pin It on Pinterest