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Has any one tried the Breeches Buoy Rig for anything?It consists of a snap swivel conected to 24-36" of leader with a hook at the end with a live fish attached on the hook.You throw out one rod then clip the Breeches Buoy rig on to the line using the snap swievel.

You can use it on King Mackeral,Cobia,Tarpon,Stripers,Weakfish,and any other big game from piers.Don't get it confused with Pin rigging where 2 rods are used.
Does this rig work?
 

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I just saw it for the first time in Milt Rosko's The Striped Bass Book , but have never heard of anyone using it locally... Any experiences that can be shared are greatly appreciated..
 

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I've done really well with spanish, blues, and blacktip sharks using it. I'm not sure how well it would hold up to a really big fish like a king or a large shark though. I do pier rig for spinner sharks and that is a hoot, so much fun.
 

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Hi, longtime lurker, intermittant poster here. I've been wondering about that rig. Like a Trolley, only it requires only one rod, right? I've been considering using that for some max distance, but hook-ups may be kinda hard unless the fish hits hard. Oh well, next time.

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You only use one rod with this rig.Has any King Mackeral or Striper fishermen used this rig.I do agre if a fish hits it;it would be hard to hook up with him unless hes swimming away from you or he hits hard.Is the rig sucess full on big gamefish like Stripers or King Macks
 

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You might have to buy or look in Milt Roskos Striped Bass or The Big Four books.:(



But I 'll try to give you a diagram


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I hope this helps
Its a type of rig to use to liveline where long distance casts are needed like at Matapeake
 

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Using this rig, I'd say the circle hook would be the way to go. Since this seems like a pier application, can't really see the advantage of using this, over a 2 rod set-up, maybe I'm missing something? ;)


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"The Striped Bass Book"
 

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my biggest concern for king mack fishing is how do you regulate the depth of your bait? i like mine to stay about 12" - 18" below the surface
 

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Milt Rosko said he got the Idea to use the rig from King Mackeral fishing of Florida Piers in his bookThe Big Four
 

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will look for it

interesting concept. would make life easier if i can regualte the bait. in search of said book. thanks happypappy
 
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