Twin assist hook question demersal jigging

 Hey boys, hope everyone's been getting amongst some fish. I was just wondering if anyone has had issues with twin assist hooks fouling where the two hooks end up facing the same direction instead of opposite directions while jigging? Even though this has been happening, I'm still getting hooked up but I prefer the hooks facing away from each other. Any feedback would be great. Cheers

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If you get them on to the

Mon, 2013-03-25 09:51

If you get them on to the split ring in the right way this shouldnt really happen that much.

When you put them on the split ring put one on, then your swivel, then think about the way in which you need to put your other one on so that once it has gone around the ring they will end up back to back. Of course they can still move around and so this won't stop it all the time but I'd say I don't have more than one twist up per day of jigging which isn't too bad. Have more instances of the jig getting caught in the gape of the hook.


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n+1 (where n is the number of fishing rods you currently own); or

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 Thanks mate. I'll have a

Mon, 2013-03-25 15:37

 Thanks mate. I'll have a play around with the rings and assist

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Are you making your own

Mon, 2013-03-25 15:42

Are you making your own assist twin hooks or buying pre made? if making your own your none putting enough space between



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 I'm buying the shout twin

Mon, 2013-03-25 18:34

 I'm buying the shout twin assists. Shouldn't be doing this imo

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 Never thought about putting

Mon, 2013-03-25 17:37

 Never thought about putting 2 assist hooks on, why not get the one that has 2 hooks joined up to the one assist line 

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 Two hooks is good because

Mon, 2013-03-25 18:36

 Two hooks is good because sometimes the fish are very finicky

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I wouldn't let it bother

Mon, 2013-03-25 18:51

I wouldn't let it bother you.

I try to tie them facing opposite directions but sometimes they do end up that way.

As long as they're not getting caught around the jig or in the swivel.


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 Thanks buddy. That's the

Tue, 2013-03-26 05:33

 Thanks buddy. That's the sort of reply I was hoping for. The assist isn't fouling on the terminals or the jig. They just end up facing the same direction. Thanks again