Rigging Krippled Anchovy
To bait Krippled Anchovy, slide plastic head up leader approx. 6 inches away from hook(s). Pull red plastic pin from holes in the head. Insert bait snugly into plastic head cavity, back of bait must be on the same side as the leader exit hole on nose.
With bait forced tight up into head cavity. Hold red pin by ball end and insert pin point in round hole. Push pin straight down through bait and out lower hole.
To help ease entry of pin in frozen bait make a dry run with a dry toothpick. Place sharp end of toothpick in round hole and force toothpick down through bait and out other side.
Next, place red pin in hole made by toothpick.
Push pin till snug and twist pin head to line up straight with leader.
After bait is secured by red plastic pin, you may further secure bait by placing a toothpick through bait and holes in top and bottom of plastic head. Always break toothpicks off clean.
While supporting baitfish, insert hook into the side of the bait. Enter hook high on the baits side, where the silver meets the blue. Approx. 1 1/2 -2″ up from end of tail.
The shank of the hook should lie flat against bait. In the case of a tandem rig the rear hook should hang free at the tip of the tail.
If bait is fresh, fat, or soft you may have to push a dry toothpick into the flesh, just under the skin in tail region. Do this after hook is placed and tail and rear of bait are bent in a curve. This toothpick will hold curve in rear portion of the bait.
Thread end of leader through rear blister, through red pin and oval hole. Point leader end to exit at rear of head cavity, loop leader end around, and lead back into cavity and exit through nose hole.
Replace toothpick point in blister so as to make a friction stop. Push a dry toothpick point in blister hole alongside leader, push until snug and break ends off clean. Replace toothpick when leader slides to freely. Do not force toothpick in to far you will burst the blister, leader needs only to be snug.
– Always use firm, straight, bright bait, kept moist and cold.
– Troll at speeds of 2-3 knots, with bait revs. of 1-2 per second.
– Desired action is a moderately slow spiral roll.
– If using a Dodger or Flasher use one of at least 11in. in length.
– Always sharpen your hooks and keep them sharp.
– Always test rigged bait for correct bait action alongside boat before fishing.