The Fastest Way To Rig A Skirted Ballyhoo Like A Tournament Pro [VIDEO]

By: Joseph Simonds on July 30, 2017
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Have you seen these hard-core offshore anglers from Team Ripper fishing before?

Matt and Darren are the real deal!

Not only do they compete (and win) in super-competitive offshore fishing tournaments all over the country, but they do it with just the TWO of them!

Yep.

No deck hands, no big crew, just two guys doing the job of 5 and making a killing at it.

So when we decided to do a handful of videos on bluewater fishing, we couldn’t think of two better anglers to share their tips.

What you’ll love about this ballyhoo rigging technique is that it requires NO flossing, wire, or rubber bands to rig your ballyhoo.

Enjoy.

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Conclusion

Pretty cool way to save time rigging skirted ballyhoo, huh?

We’ve got four more videos from Team Ripper that we’ll be sharing with our members over the next couple of weeks.

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Do you have any specific questions for Darren or Matt?

Any specific offshore tips or questions you want us to cover next?

Let us know in the comments.

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Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

I use almost exactly the same technique. My only question is about the 220 flouro. I have found that I need to use steel leaders where I fish or I will literally lose half of my lures. I am out of Cape Canaveral FL. The cudas, sharks and kingfish snap through any other leaders. Is this something I am doing wrong or do you lose lots of lures?

Eric Fell
2 years ago

Glad to see you guys doing bluewater fishing tips keep up the great work.

Caleb
Caleb
2 years ago

What chugger is that? And what size hook do you run?

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago
Reply to  Caleb

Its a islander chugged with a non southern tuna style mustad 12/0 stainless hook

Gene Hammond
2 years ago

Oh yeah!!! I always have springs ready to go…. I’m very partial to Pink and Green skirts though. They seem to catch more than anything else!!!

#SALTSTRONGOFFSHORE

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago
Reply to  Gene Hammond

I catch the most running naked hoos, although always vary colors in my spread.

Gene M Hammond
2 years ago
Reply to  Anonymous

Yes sir.. I always have a naked hoo on a trolling weight just behind a dredge on a rigger ball… Love targeting sails!! just gotta be quick on the free spool when they swipe at it……

Ralph
2 years ago

Great idea, thanks for the video. How fast do you pull those big baits if fishing for Mahi, Kings, or Wahoo??

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago
Reply to  Ralph

We recommend 7.5 to 8.9kts depending on sea conditions. Watch the bait, you will see what speed it is performing the best

Lori Rizzo
Lori Rizzo
2 years ago

Where do you get those springs?

Matt Taylor
2 years ago
Reply to  Lori Rizzo

You can get them at just about any tackle shop that sticks Bluewater tackle such as Dogfish, they are the Billfisher springs, we recommend the larger springs to assure proper fit. You can also order them online

Lori Rizzo
Lori Rizzo
2 years ago
Reply to  Matt Taylor

Thanks! I’m actually thinking of making min-ballyhoos for other stuff!