Double hook drift rig/multiple lure float rigs

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koboabe

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how many of you run a trailing hook while drifting or attach another lure (fly, jig, pink worm) while running floats?

when I first started to target steelies I was using 2 hook rigs and was getting dirty looks from other bankies.
one guy on the Kalama even suggested that I take my shady rig and head back to the Washougal with all the other snaggers (he didn't know that I was too green to even snag a fish, but that is another story)

I have caught many steelhead and even a few nooks off a single hook drift rig / single hook OFFering under a bobber, but I thought I would see how many of you find the double hook more effective than a single point.

is the trailing hook just a safety net for those light or short strikes?
 
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I'll run a trailer hook on my pink worm setup
 
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I run a trailer with bobber and eggs/cocktails where legal to do so.
 
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I actually try to get as close as possible. I have a buddy that goes 1" and puts a puff ball on it. He doe`s well with it.
 
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Pretty uncommon method but i use it very affectively. I use a jig and then tie 1 '6" of leader below it and add a small cherise and crystal flash fly below that, sometimes a black wooly bugger with a black jig is affective or a size 4 gami with just a smidge of yarn. I use this method a lot for winter steel.
 
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I actually try to get as close as possible. I have a buddy that goes 1" and puts a puff ball on it. He doe`s well with it.

Yea that's a must for back bouncing! I always go like a 3/0-5/0 with a #2,#1, or 1/0 trailer with a corkie in between. I guess you can do it float fishing too and fish your weight a bit deeper.. kinda gives you a drift fishing presentation.
 
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Sometimes I will fish a two hook setup under a float. I will have my jig then a small dropper with an egg pattern or small fly. Seems they always take the bottom fly or egg or if I have the egg pattern at the top then they eat the jig on the bottom. Not sure why so most of the time I just use one in the winter. Sometimes casting a two fly setup can be challenging to not get it tangled up. Its killer for trout in lakes though, both flys or jigs get hit!
 
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Do you have the second hook below the worm or is there one in the body and one in the tail? Any pics? thanks

I run my pink worms on a white jig head. I'll tie my jig head to my mainline using a trilene knot while leaving a 1 ft tag end. Then I'll use that tag end to tie a bait loop onto a hook. I like to run the hook about an inch longer then the worm. I use the bait loop to secure something onto the hook but im not gunna tell your what lol :)
 
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