Rig Of The Month-Gamakatsu

Dancing Stinger Hook For Bottomfish


NOTES: Diamond jigs with a shrimp fly (or two) are the lure of choice for many bottomfish anglers. Not only is the rigging simple, it’s very effective at quickly getting down to the fish and enticing them to bite. It’s not uncommon to bring up two or three black, blue or other various rockfish at a time with this rigging.

Cutting the stock treble hooks off the bottom of the diamond jig and adding a dancing stinger hook (or two) will not only result in more fish hooked but keep you from snagging the reef you are fishing over. While the initial investment in new hooks may seem expensive, it will quickly pay back in saved jigs. –Andy Schneider