The rig I sell the most of are top and bottom rigs. If you use a J hook, the gap cannot be any larger than 1/2 inch. If you use circle hooks, you can use any size. With the top and bottom rig, you just put two snelled hooks on the metal arms and a sinker on the snap, at the bottom. Very east set up to use. Circle hooks are not as large as J hooks when it comes to sizes so Iwould use about a 3/0 or 4/0 for bloodworms. If using cut bait, I would use a large hook such as a 7/0, 8/0 or 9/0. That is if you want to try to catch a large Striper.
If you are comming from Lancaster, just come down 272. It goes right past my shop. We will be glad to help any way we can.
If go to the flat's you can catch kill and release all you want and you wont need bloodworm's or special hook's, nothing to worry about.
Perry, the little panfish you want, for the children will be all over the bloodworms. You do not need hooks larger than 3/8 inch. You do not have to buy circle hooks. Let Ele lead you, He will give you some nice eagle claw hooks for the children. A little sliver of household food shrimp, or cut fish meat, will make your offering very appealing to the fish... Many hunt by smell. good luck sir.
Is a comment like this really necessary for this guy's question? The gentleman wants to take his kid's fishing. His intention is not to KILL anything! You have been a member of TF since 2007 and only have 45 posts..............Your 45th post was an absolute waste. Not sure what your agenda was, but it sure didnt help this gentleman who is trying to show his kid's a fun day on the water!
Originally Posted by crabincruiser
Last edited by BFOX76; 04-05-2012 at 10:25 AM.
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I agree with BFO,
Another heckler commented something nasty to me, because I suggested putting a safety line under a life jacket, to keep a slim child from slipping out. A simple white hardware twine can be used on a life jacket, [ from back to front ] to make sure the child stays safe. My dad showed me that 25 years ago, It was a good idea. The safety loop should be loose enough to be comfortable, and tied securely front and rear. It might save a precious child's life, in an emergency. The good on this site far outweighs the negatives. Best to all, from Tom.
Ele is a lady...
Originally Posted by TomGlenBurnie
Circle hooks are the way to go.The kids just have to start winding without setting the hook.J hooks will be a thing of the past for their generation,so get them started with a conservation mind set while they're young.There should be some nice white perch starting any day and bloods are the best bait for them as well.
Thank you, Barefoot. I noticed that but did not think it warranted a reply from me.
Originally Posted by Barefoot