2004 Throwback – #9175 J-Hook Rig
Mate David Chambers
64-foot Spencer, Cabana
Skill Level: ★★★★
Supplies needed: Small ballyhoo with eyes removed, 1/8th ounce sinker, #9175 6/0 Mustad Hook, 60- 80-pound mono leader and a 10-inch section of copper wire or monel.
This presentation shows a common trolled bait for sailfish in the days before the circle hook revolution. Mate David Chambers was gearing up for a trolling sailfish tournament and walked us through his perfect swimming, weighted, split-bill ballyhoo rig. The “split-bill” digs down while the bait is being trolled—much like a plastic lure with a lip.