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Hi Folks,

I've always been amazed by the hundreds of different flounder rigs I've seen folks use over the years. Post a pic of the rig you like and tell why you prefer that one. I've always liked something like the one below... easy to make and pretty effective, though I haven't really noticed a particular color outperforming another.



Gray

Edit: By the way, a rigging message board is a great idea. Thanks!
 

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I dont have a pic of a flounder rig, but the one I would prefer to use is the second one you got in that pic. It has a greenish color and a little bit of pearl. That is the color i use up in New York near staten island. Some people think its wierd that you can catch 26 in. stripers and catfish. What do you think?
 

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Here's my favorite.



Why? Because a bare hook means I am live baiting and looking for the bubbas.
 

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Everyone has thier favorites, so " ....let the battles begin...."

Mine, Bright Red hair, Kahli black hooks!! Yep, I know they can't see it below 5', I know it won't work, I know its only the smell of the meat. What I really "know" is--It works for me and you must tie your own. Never saw one to buy !!
 

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Hi Folks,

I've always been amazed by the hundreds of different flounder rigs I've seen folks use over the years. Post a pic of the rig you like and tell why you prefer that one. I've always liked something like the one below... easy to make and pretty effective, though I haven't really noticed a particular color outperforming another.



Gray

Edit: By the way, a rigging message board is a great idea. Thanks!
It appears that you are not using any clevises to hold the flasher blades. Perhaps those rigs will work fine however I would fear the flasher blade gradually cutting into the line as it spins weakening the line and possibly losing the big one. Just my 2 cents...
 

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Where do you get the brass grommets that you tie the buck tail on ? I would like to find some of those so I can try making some rigs like that.
 

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Just FYI, the pic I posted isn't of my own rigs. I didn't make those. I just put that picture up there because it was similar to the type of rigs that I use, but that's a good point about the flasher blades.
 

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Where do you get the brass grommets that you tie the buck tail on ? I would like to find some of those so I can try making some rigs like that.
I just tied some up (See the Chesapeake Board) and discovered that you can use 1/8" diameter pop rivots to make the teasers, they are available at Lowes or Home Depot and availabl in either in SS or aluminum.

Use the pop rivot shaft to hold the rivot in the vise, tie the bucktail, then pop the sleeve of the rivot off the shaft.

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I just tied some up (See the Chesapeake Board) and discovered that you can use 1/8" diameter pop rivots to make the teasers, they are available at Lowes or Home Depot and availabl in either in SS or aluminum.

Use the pop rivot shaft to hold the rivot in the vise, tie the bucktail, then pop the sleeve of the rivot off the shaft.

Chris
Great minds must think alike as I use the same thing.
 

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Im a shore bound fisherman. Here are my goto rigs.

I like to toss Berkley gulps in different patterns like the swimming mullet, jerk shad, bait fish, pogy and sand eel. I like to use them in the 3-5 inch range. I use a 1/4-1/2 ounce jig head in the color of red it works for me the best. The Gotcha brands will suite you the best. Jig it or drag it along the bottom and wait for that tell tail pull or wiggle that a flounder makes wait a second or two and set the hook.

I also like to use minnows or finger mullet when in season for live bait. I like to rig up a Carolina rig. On the rod mentioned above I like to use either a 1/2 or a 3/4 oz. egg sinker a bead a barrel swivel a short piece of leader material and a live bait hook.
 

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I've played around with making a few flounder rigs myself. I use the 1/8 aluminum pop rivet and the silicone skirts for spinner baits. The jig skirts are held together with a small rubber band that slides easily over the shaft of the pop rivet. A drop super glue keeps it there. Add a few beads and the blade of choice on a clevis and your good to go. All you need is a piece of flounder belly and hold on.
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1/4 -3/8 red or Charteuese jig head with a WHITE glup shrimp 3 inch on the 1/4 ounce and 4 inch on the 3/8 ...

I fished for flounder many times and this is the biggest producer for me and it seems to work everywhere I go ..
 

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1/4 -3/8 red or Charteuese jig head with a WHITE glup shrimp 3 inch on the 1/4 ounce and 4 inch on the 3/8 ...

I fished for flounder many times and this is the biggest producer for me and it seems to work everywhere I go ..
thanks for the tip I'll give it a try this summer.
 

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The one thing no one has talked about is what kind of meat are you putting on the hook? When I fished in De. Bay for flounder excluisvely, I always used a squid strip and a large minnow together. Also used was flounder belly, bluefish strips, small spot, shark peices, etc.
 
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