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Wed Jun 01, 2016 12:15 am
How many people here use them and are there any good video's on the technique. Thanks
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Wed Jun 01, 2016 1:41 am
I use them in a real hot bite. The black #8s Just loop around your pin, go under the chin and loop around the pin again. Super fast rigging method, but doesn't pull for as long as copper wire.  
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Wed Jun 01, 2016 12:15 pm
I use springs now with a pin, but when I used rubber bands I liked the small orthodontist rubber bands, worked very well.
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Wed Jun 01, 2016 12:35 pm
I use the same process that wavescrash mentioned. Very quick rigging method and holds very well for us. You can buy bags of those small black rubber bands at Wal-Mart or somewhere similar for very little $$.  
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Wed Jun 01, 2016 12:37 pm
aftergolf wrote:
I use springs now with a pin, but when I used rubber bands I liked the small orthodontist rubber bands, worked very well.

Yea I like the smaller ones too. Sitting loose they are as big around as my thumb. Wrap 3-4 times real tight. The current ones are the orange Calcutta ones. The black ones I always seem like I'm breaking the ballyhoo or the pin in goes over. But that's probably because I don't know what I'm doing.
  
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Wed Jun 01, 2016 12:46 pm
I use the Calcutta ones to in a bind I use regular old #16s.
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Thu Jun 02, 2016 1:02 am
Awesome going try it out. Thanks
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Thu Jun 02, 2016 11:47 am
They are easy. You might want to double up the small ones.  
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Thu Jun 02, 2016 8:29 pm
I notice most people use the smaller black bands, but I was on a charter out of Oregon Inlet last week and the mate used #32 bands on all his pin rigs (naked and with witches).
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Thu Jun 02, 2016 9:42 pm
I slip knot a #16 to the leader and wrap around the hoo 3-4 times and put over the pin. It has worked well for me for many years. I use to use the little dental elastics but this is a better way for me. .  
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Thu Jun 02, 2016 11:25 pm
YES. I ONLY USE RUBBER BANDS FOR BALLYHOO DO NOT USE SPRINGS!!! Go to youtube and type in WAHOONBOX. He has a how to that is fantastic and works well. Been using it for 2 years now. Been very sucessful.  
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Sun Jun 05, 2016 1:00 pm
What is the downside to using springs? I like them because they're one less thing to forget, or spill open in the boat...Do the baits just present better with rubber bands? Thx  
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Sun Jun 05, 2016 1:49 pm
feralcat wrote:
What is the downside to using springs? I like them because they're one less thing to forget, or spill open in the boat...Do the baits just present better with rubber bands? Thx


I switched to springs about 10 years ago. Have not noticed any downside at all.
  
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Sun Jun 05, 2016 2:18 pm
I use copper wire or #32 rubber bands depending on what I'm fishing for. Started out on bait springs, but bait springs don't seem to hold baits on very well on short strikes. The ballyhoo gets ripped off much easier than rubber bands or copper wire.

Just my personal experience of course. Sure some will disagree.
  

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Sun Jun 05, 2016 11:06 pm
Buck stop by and I will show you how to rig with bands
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Mon Jun 06, 2016 12:16 am
"I switched to springs about 10 years ago. Have not noticed any downside at all." Midnight Wind
I switched about 5 years ago because it was easier for others on the boat to rig. I fish on five different boats and two use springs and the other three use rubber bands. If the bait is rigged and fished correctly, it doesn't seem to make a difference.
  
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Mon Jun 06, 2016 10:19 am
Will do Daniel. Thanks
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