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.