Ballooning rookie

Hey guys, heading to Wagoe next week. Looks like I should get some eastilies, if so Im gonna try my hand at balloning out some baits for some mackies. got a few questions for you guys


just wondering how you guys tie your balloon to your line? I heard you can use gromets or some thing so easy gas mixes can be altered.


What size hooks should I be using? Ive snelled up some 7/0 but someone told me to go bigger?


lastly, does any one know how much helium hire is in Gero


cheers guys 

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 Several ways to tie balloon

Wed, 2015-11-18 08:37

 Several ways to tie balloon so that you can still add or let out gas. One is to use a piece of plastic tubing into which you slide thru the neck of the balloon with a string. This way you can pull the neck out to refill. Predrill a hole in the tubing for your balloon trace. 

I use tarpon hooks 8/0 - 10/0 linked with single strand game wire.


good luck

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You can use a Uni knot to

Wed, 2015-11-18 09:26

You can use a Uni knot to make a loop then use it like a slip knot. It pulls up tight enough to seal off the balloon, but can also be wiggled loose if you want to put some more helium in or let some out.