Category Archives: Hook Rigs

Hook Rigs for Marlin Lures

One question that we are asked often, second only to questions about color is, “What hook rig do you recommend?”

The opinions on this subject are not only strongly held, but are as widely varied as color.  The owners of BFD even have differing opinions.  So what you get here is only one opinion of the best hook rigs for marlin lures.

Dan Magers provides you with his own experience and a brief tutorial on rigging marlin baits below:

I have tried all of the different rigs that I am aware of with many charter captains using different set-ups.  I have read the blogs and hook-up percentage claims and the opinions.  My experience has been that on 7”, 9” and 12” lures, the single hook swivel rig far and away provides me with the highest hook-up percentage.

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Take Marlin Off the Menu

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