Category Archives: Tutorials

How to Skirt a BFD Trolling Lure

Don’t watch just any video on how to skirt a trolling lure … BFD lures are unique.

This step-by-step tutorial will show you the RIGHT way to tie skirts to your BFD fishing lures, which have unique oval saddles. Our skirting expert, known by many as ‘allyearfishing’ on eBay, will show you all the tools you need and exactly how to tie skirts and wings to your favorite BFD lure for trolling for marlin or tuna or other billfish. This tutorial demonstrates adding skirts to a 7″ skirted trolling lure.

How to Skirt a BFD Trolling Lure - The Right Way

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

Take Marlin Off the Menu is a joint campaign of Wild Oceans and the IGFA. For more information, go to

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