Long J Hook? What's this all about you may say. It's about a better hookup rate. For years we did it the way everybody else did, same old way passed down from father to son from fisher to fisher. Not anymore!
We had a lot of fish throw their hooks over many years. We then found, that by making a long flexible J trolling hook it would reduce the throw rate. As you can see from the image below the Marlin was caught by this J hook method. As a fish thrashes about the hook can't turn out or swing out.
Rigging sleeves turn a J hook into a long J hook.
The rigging sleeve keeps the hook in position.
When crimping, flange the hook side.
Crimp helps to keep hook stiff.
Ready to add rigging sleeve.
Push rigging sleeve all the way down over the hook.
Push until tight, this will make it very stiff.
Rigging sleeves come in a range of colors.
Trolling lure rigged with rigging sleeve.
The long J hook makes it harder to throw.