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I understand the technique, that of adding a little something extra on the hook, (mackerel tipped with a sliver of squid), but why? Cheers, Tony O-P.
 

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I understand the technique, that of adding a little something extra on the hook, (mackerel tipped with a sliver of squid), but why? Cheers, Tony O-P.
As I understand it tipping off is an offence under the money laundering regulations!!!

The purpose behind it is to a: Increase the scent trail, two baits will give a larger scent than one and
b: is that the different colours contrast against one another and are therefore more visible.
c: Finally, a flapping tail on a bait creates movement which also helps to attract a fish's attention.

Hope this helps.
 

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Another reason for tipping off especially with squid is that the tougher squid bait can help to stop crabs stripping softer baits so easily and also to keep softer baits on the hook during the cast.
 

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Thanks for that. Every little bit of knowledge gained helps me not look quite such a ........! Cheers, Tony O-P.
 

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it's a bit like a bacon sarny with no sauce. nice but needs that extra little something to make it mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.

it can also help keep the hook point clear, so you will have more hook ups.
 

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tipping a hook with a certain bait at the right time can mean the difference between catching and not.

what you tip with will vary on the species your after and where your fishing for them.

never start a session with all your hooks tipped off. use a 2 hook rig and only tip one until you find what the fish want and if they want tip baits of not.

if your getting bites and missing them and after reeling in you find the tip bait is still left on the hook but the bait on the back of the hook is gone imediately stop tipping your baits as the fish dont want it. you,ll find that you hook up straight away.
 
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