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Norwalk, Connecticut's Rick Mola is an innovative angler. More than a decade ago, he was preaching the use of in-line circle hooks with diamond- and flutter-style jigs, not only hooking more fish but diminishing the odds of hooking them deeply. His catches and healthy releases of striped bass and bluefish have since soared.

Another twist of Mola's is to move the assist hook from the top of a jig to the bottom, complete with a circle hook. He then forgoes the radical rod whipping, opting to hold the rod parallel to the water and "squid" the jig - that is, rapidly wind it up several feet, pause and repeat. The jig's tight-wobbling action and fast upward trek draw strikes, while the circle hook converts them to catches.

"The tactic works beautifully in Long Island Sound with bluefish and stripers," says Mola. "On a recent trip to Louisiana, I outscored my fishing companions with redfish to 40 pounds, snappers, jacks and the only five grouper of the trip. I got their attention!"

SaltWaterSportsman.com
"Circle Hook" Rick
Article, "Unorthodox Flutter-Jigging"

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Tailor-made for Comfort and Increased Precision - Custom rods are tailored to the angler's preferences, including their casting style, preferred fishing techniques, and target species of fish. The rod's length, action, and weight distribution can be customized to better align with an angler's casting motion, enabling more precise and effortless casting. This level of customization provides a more comfortable and satisfying fishing experience.

Enhanced Sensitivity - Custom rods are often built with high-quality components, e.g. sensitive blanks and premium guides, which help improve sensitivity and produce more accurate feedback when a fish strikes or bites. With heightened sensitivity, anglers are better able to detect subtle movements increasing their shot at successful outings.

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Personalization to your Aesthetic Style - Custom rods offer the opportunity to personalize the rod's appearance to achieve an aesthetic that is uniquely yours. You can choose custom thread colors, handle materials, reel seats, and decorative accents, ending up with a visually appealing piece of equipment that is dialed in to your preferences and identity.

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