Friday, April 17, 2009

Making the Perfect Pompano Rig

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25 comments:

  1. Thanks David. My good friend Tom B. turned me on to your site. Very niceley done.

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  2. Great site, Thanks !

    I'm so glad I found it and your information of the Wheeleez cart.

    If I hadn't, I would have bought one of those heavy carts more suitable for pier fishing.

    Thanks to you, my Wheeleez was delivered yesterday, and what an awesome cart !

    Incredibly constructed and superior in every respect for traveling over sand.

    Just watched your pompano rig construction video, and thanks for that also.

    Thanks again !

    Bill

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  3. Bill, you are going to love that cart. Thanks for your positive comments. Catch em up

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  4. Robert,
    Where did you get that hook holding tool? Can't seem to find it online anywhere.

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  5. if you had a spot where I could leave a surffishing report I work talbot south to mantanzas 3 to 4 days a week im slowing down because of heat and the bite has been slow for pomps--- it been rough at talbot for pomps il work the south bar at ft george tomorow incoming,clams il let you know what happens there and at the north end as well

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  6. Nice video, very simple rig. Much simpler than the double drop loop rig I found elsewhere on the web. I'll be trying this next week in NC!!! Thanks for posting.

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  7. where can we buy the orange bead? please help!

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  8. You do an excellent job of explaining the "how and why". It sure makes life easier for the rest of us. I would like to suggest possibly a different color background when shooting your video. Something other than white when giving close instruction on knots. Thanks again!

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  9. Thanks for the demo on building a pomp rig. Been surf and pier fishing for years and this is the first time I've heard reason for using orange beads. Makes sense. I'll be heading to the beach (Pensacola) in April for yearly pompano and Cobia run. I'll be putting the new rigs to good use. Thanks again!

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  10. Thanks man this helped A LOT!

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  11. nice bbut i do mine with yellow styrofoam

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  12. Wow -- nice video Bob... Would love to catch one of these babies myself. And -- great guitars. Best - Luke.

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  13. nice job. but, i'm what you call a fishing idiot. :)
    now that the rig is finished, i assume the weight goes
    on the clasp, and the other end on your line. what kind of bait do you use, and what's the best way to put the bait on the hook. I always lose the bait casting, or the fish takes the bait and i'm left with an empty hook. :(

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  14. Is this a rig that you just cast out and keep your line taught until you feel a bite? Or do you have to work it some how?

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  16. This sounds like a good way to tie a pompano rig. The only worry I would have is the abrasion where the drop and the main leader come together. Have you had any problems with the 20lb cutting through the 50lb line?

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    1. No, but any rig will not last forever regardless of line test. I respool a reel after about 100 hrs of fishing or 3 months. I replace rigs often and keep the hardware for reuse (except for hooks). I also NEVER resharpen hooks, I buy new.

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  17. Robert,

    Could you please help. I'm having problems connecting the trace line to main line. The fisherman knot is what I'm not getting. Please help. I can be available by phone if that would work. Thanks.

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  18. Great video thank you very precise and easy to understand.
    can you please explain where to buy the line tying tool and the beads please

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  19. What a great explanation for a novice. Thanks so much!

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  20. For those that only watch and not listen... I am sorry the contrast bothers you. I would love to have a professional movie maker come in and help out but then I would not have any money left to fish.

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