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#11930317 - 11/12/16 11:41 AM A Riveting Idea to Help With Fluke Hookups
PlanoTom Offline
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Registered: 08/06/12
Posts: 430
I saw this idea on the Wired2Fish website. I haven't seen it mentioned here before so I thought I'd share.

The idea is to insert a rivet sleeve into the head of a Super Fluke so there is an easy way to run line through the bait. Then, you tie on an O ring and a #4 treble and snug it up against the belly. The article goes into more detail about how to do it. It loses a lot of its weedlessness when you do this so it's better for open water. I tried it with a pack of rivets with a 1/2" grip range and 5/32" diameter. It worked okay but I want to see if there are any 1/2" with a smaller diameter. It looks like Super Gluing the rivet in place is another good idea.

You could downsize the rivet for smaller flukes or use this with other similar swimbaits.

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#11930324 - 11/12/16 11:48 AM Re: A Riveting Idea to Help With Fluke Hookups [Re: PlanoTom]
balazs Offline
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Registered: 06/23/06
Posts: 477
Loc: Lake Jackson
I have a really high hook up percentage with texas rigged flukes. Treble set up seems snaggy too, but I guess if you are fishing open water go for it.

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#11930353 - 11/12/16 12:26 PM Re: A Riveting Idea to Help With Fluke Hookups [Re: PlanoTom]
collincountytx Online   content
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Registered: 04/08/08
Posts: 10416
Loc: Dallas, TX
I've tested this with some other soft paddle tails. You must get that rivet sleeve perfectly straight or it doesn't fall or swim correctly.
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#11930423 - 11/12/16 01:42 PM Re: A Riveting Idea to Help With Fluke Hookups [Re: PlanoTom]
Clark Reehm Offline
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Registered: 11/18/09
Posts: 441
Loc: East Texas
I've done similar rigging with a small straw like those that come with a can of WD40 or a coffee stirrer to make a line thru style swimbait.
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