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#1 Stanthedog

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Posted 07 July 2008 - 11:01 PM

Hi

Can you tell me exactly how to set up a mackerel rig for shore, jetty fishing using feathers. How do i weight the rig, what size and type of weight, where do I put swivels, how do i attach feathers etc. How long should my rig be, what weight of line. I need a real idiots guide. Many thanks for your advice.

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Posted 08 July 2008 - 02:10 PM

Hi

Can you tell me exactly how to set up a mackerel rig for shore, jetty fishing using feathers. How do i weight the rig, what size and type of weight, where do I put swivels, how do i attach feathers etc. How long should my rig be, what weight of line. I need a real idiots guide. Many thanks for your advice.


Buy Mustad shrimp rigs, at 1.50 a go it's not worth making your own. Size of weight just depends on what rod you are using. On a spinning rod you can whack it out a fair way with an ounce bomb, on a beachcaster four is about right.

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Posted 08 July 2008 - 05:13 PM

Buy Mustad shrimp rigs, at 1.50 a go it's not worth making your own. Size of weight just depends on what rod you are using. On a spinning rod you can whack it out a fair way with an ounce bomb, on a beachcaster four is about right.


Hi thanks for the info I will purchase a rig

I do have a number of packets of feathers which I would like to rig together so I would like to know who to set a rig up myself. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated as I am new to sea shore fishing. I am a fly, game fisher who has coverted to the sea as I cannot justifying paying a 60 rod license for the amount of times I can get on a river.

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Posted 09 July 2008 - 08:46 PM

Hi thanks for the info I will purchase a rig

I do have a number of packets of feathers which I would like to rig together so I would like to know who to set a rig up myself. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated as I am new to sea shore fishing. I am a fly, game fisher who has coverted to the sea as I cannot justifying paying a 60 rod license for the amount of times I can get on a river.



Any help with building my rigs would be appreciated, diagrams full details, etc.. There must be somewhere out there who can help??? :headhurt:

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Posted 11 July 2008 - 12:34 PM

Any help with building my rigs would be appreciated, diagrams full details, etc.. There must be somewhere out there who can help??? :headhurt:



Have a look here may be of some help

http://www.worldseaf...ead.php?t=72694

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Posted 11 July 2008 - 12:38 PM

And here

http://www.worldseaf...ad.php?t=123226

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Posted 11 July 2008 - 01:40 PM

Why not just fly fish in the sea instead? Plenty of sea fish can be caught on fly gear - bass, pollack, mackerel, mullet, flounders. Google saltwater flyfishing.

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Posted 12 July 2008 - 07:25 AM

As said, go with a pre tied packet of 4 to 6 feathers. All you need to do is unravel them then tie a lead on the bottom and your mainline to the top and you're good to go.

Species caught in 2017: Siamese carp. Striped catfish. Rohu. Mekong catfish. Amazon red tail catfish. Arapaima.  Black Minnow Shark. Perch. Chub. Brown Trout. Pike. Bream. Roach. Rudd. Bleak. Common Carp.

Species caught in 2016: Siamese carp. Jullen's golden carp. Striped catfish. Mekong catfish. Amazon red tail catfish. Arapaima. Alligator gar. Rohu. Black Minnow Shark. Roach, Bream, Perch, Ballan Wrasse. Rudd. Common Carp. Pike. Zander. Chub. Bleak.
Species caught in 2015: Brown Trout. Roach. Bream. Terrapin. Eel. Barbel. Pike. Chub. 
Species caught in 2014: Striped catfish. Pacu. Giant gourami. Clown knife fish. Rohu. Siamese carp. Amazon red tail catfish. Arapaima. Roach. Bream. Perch. Rainbow trout. Chub. Common Carp, Ide. Brown Trout. Barbel. Mekong catfish. Jullen's golden carp. Alligator gar. Java barb.
Species caught in 2013: Mangrove Jack. Barramundi. Blubberlip snapper. Baracouda. Malabar grouper. Yellowfin Trevally. Chub. Brown Trout. Perch. Roach. Pike. European Eel. Bleak.
Species caught in 2012: Northern whiting. Moray eel. Barramundi. Snakehead murrel. Silver razorbelly minnow. Deccan Mahseer. Malabar mystus. Deccan rita. Spotted Malabar Grouper. Mangrove Jack. Indian sea catfish. Brown Trout. Chub. Perch. Roach. Rudd.
Species caught in 2011: Indian sea catfish. Sardine. Barramundi. Mangrove Jack. Deccan Mahseer. Humpbacked Mahseer. Yellow Fin Trevelly. Giant Trevelly. Chub. Brown Trout. Perch. Pike. Atlantic salmon. Dace. Minnow. Roach. Gudgeon. 
Species caught in 2010: Barramundi. Giant Trevelly. Moray eel. Indian sea catfish. Mangrove Jack. Deccan Mahseer. Humpback Mahseer. Chub. Brown Trout. Perch. Bass. Pike. 
Species caught in 2009: Chub. Perch. Pike. Pacu. Thai Striped Catfish. 
Species caught in 2008: Barramundi. p-i-k-e-y sea bream. Indian sea catfish. Guitarfish. Mangrove Jack. Mahseer. Squid (Not strictly a fish but it took a lure !). Emperor Sweetlip. Black Spot Snapper. Moray eel. Spangled Emperor. Bluecheek silver grunt. Yellow striped emperor. Vanikoro sweeper. Pike. Perch. Brown trout. Chub. Atlantic salmon.


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Posted 12 July 2008 - 09:40 AM

The trouble with many mackerel-type rigs is that they are made of mono which is too light for distance casting. Some of the knots tied by the assembly lines in the Far East are a bit dubious too!
The hooks are often too big (up to 3/0s for mackerel?) as well.

I make my own 'feathered' rigs from 70 lb mono rig bodies and add suitable hook size and lures according to target fish. Baited feathers (3 at a time, 4 is not usually allowed) can be match winners in a species hunt (from a boat).

I find that mackerel lures are very effective in size 2 O'Shaunessy hooks and go as small as size 12s for sandeel lures.

Wrap them with all manner of glittery scaley effect materials or seek out the miniature muppets. A fluorescent or red bead above the lure seems to help too!

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The coloured lines are only for visual purposes in the photo. I use clear snoods.

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Posted 13 July 2008 - 11:53 AM

OI OI,
Cheap enough to buy open it up & copy with your feathers but i was on a boat sat off craster with muppets tipted with rag & the cod came in abundant's plus plenty of mackrel to see me through winter pikeing & winter sea fishing im seriously thinking of selling all my course fishing gear for the same reason, get yourself on a fishing charter boat & you'll never look back, easy fishing but hard work hauling them in sometime's GOOD LUCK.
..BILL

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