View Full Version : Rigging an 11" Twister on Parachutes



tolmaz
08-23-2007, 10:34 PM
We looked forever for these BIG Twisters. They stretch to 13". They have been a huge success and have proven themselves last fall and spring and continue to catch big fish this year. Although simple there is a RIGHT way to rig them.

The Twister has a seam along the top and bottom. This seam is in direct line with the tail, so your hooks must enter and exit along this line!! Each Twister has 9 lugs and grooves. They work very well on 9/0 and 10/0 jig hooks.

This time we are using a 9/0 Stinger Hook and 7 oz Parachute with a 10/0 Jig Hook. Start your Stinger Hook in the 4th Groove DIRECTLY ON THE SEAM LINE! The tail should have the curl up.. As you bend the twister make sure the hook shank stays in the top third of the lure. Exit the hook where the lugs meet the tail.

http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o62/tolmaz/twisterrigging001.jpg


Pull the hook through until the eye is flush with the twister body.
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o62/tolmaz/twisterrigging002.jpg



Start your jig hook DEAD CENTER of the Twister front. ( If using smaller than a 9/0 Jig hook you would start the hook between the top and center. This will allow enough hook exposed when finished) Push the Jig hook through the twister and up through the eye of the stinger hook,

http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o62/tolmaz/twisterrigging003.jpg

http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o62/tolmaz/twisterrigging004.jpg
THE FINISHED LURE.
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o62/tolmaz/twisterrigging005.jpg

http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o62/tolmaz/twisterrigging006.jpg

http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o62/tolmaz/striperassasinrigs001.jpg

Riptide1947
09-06-2007, 07:50 AM
My problem is getting the primary hook thru the stinger hook eye......do you mash the barb on the primary, or do you enlarge the eye on the stinger.......or different hook sizes ?

Thanks for the information !

tolmaz
09-06-2007, 08:58 AM
The eye on the hook you are using is most likely too small. I do not mash the barbs or "bend" the eye. It should slide thru easily. I use Mustad hooks with an oversized eye. 9/0 works well with the 11" twisters. If you want I can send you a couple.

We have a new one " The Wicked Grub" It a little smaller. 8" closed and opens to around 10" The 8/0 works better with this one

http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o62/tolmaz/wickedgrub002.jpg

FairfaxDan
09-06-2007, 09:03 PM
Where can I buy the exact rig you display?

tolmaz
09-06-2007, 09:09 PM
Where can I buy the exact rig you display?





Parachutes/ Rigged (http://www.cnksaltwatertackle.shoppingcartsplus.com/page/page/2987732.htm)

Shad Bodies and Soft Plastics (http://www.cnksaltwatertackle.shoppingcartsplus.com/page/page/2987327.htm)

Riptide1947
09-07-2007, 11:34 AM
Tolmaz,

Thanks for the information, doing an inventory of equip, and will contact later to place order.

fishduck
09-08-2007, 01:45 PM
tolmaz, you put the hook in the wrong side of the twister.

tolmaz
09-08-2007, 02:52 PM
Actually thats on purpose. I ran them both ways when I first got them last year. They seem to run a little better with it turned up. You can rig them either way