Fat Ika rigging

It all started with the plastic worm and has now mutated into a huge array of specialized offerings. Whose is the best and which one is your favorite? Come share your thoughts and opinions here.
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Re: Fat Ika rigging

Postby JBcrankaddict » Fri Mar 10, 2017 2:27 am

Ive also had problems with the open eye of Owner hooks. I use a toothpick to put a drop of 5 minute epoxy in the gap and it has worked well, no more break offs at all.

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Re: Fat Ika rigging

Postby toddmc » Fri Mar 10, 2017 3:48 am

JBcrankaddict wrote:Ive also had problems with the open eye of Owner hooks. I use a toothpick to put a drop of 5 minute epoxy in the gap and it has worked well, no more break offs at all.

That's a good solution also. Anything to fill that gap is a good idea.

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Re: Fat Ika rigging

Postby toddmc » Fri Mar 10, 2017 3:58 am

mark poulson wrote:The snell knot works great with the epoxy. It is a much smoother bump than the picture on TW shows.

I had an Owner deal for while and I used their hooks as much as I could. I do remember that bump being smaller when I saw those VMC hooks in a shop before. The various hook companies have been really innovating because the market has become so competitive. It's time to try some of the other hook companies inventions.

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Re: Fat Ika rigging

Postby Randingo » Mon Mar 13, 2017 2:53 am

JBcrankaddict wrote:Ive also had problems with the open eye of Owner hooks. I use a toothpick to put a drop of 5 minute epoxy in the gap and it has worked well, no more break offs at all.

I'd suggest you try Bondic or another UV cure adhesive. Bondic is everywhere; the other stuff can be found at a fly shop. Tons of uses...


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