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Thread: Louis Spray sucker rig ???

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    Louis Spray sucker rig ???

    as I recall (not good) from reading a book about Spray ,, Louis Spray had a bunch of treble hooks (Qty=??)in series on a wire leader (not flourocarbon)that he attached the first hook to the nose of the sucker and then kinda wrapped the wire around the sucker in a spiral around the sucker and hooked the last treble into the tail section of the sucker ,,, in this way he had hooks on the top,bottom and sides of the bait ,,, so no matter how the musky grabbed it , he would get some hooks into the musky ,,,,, as I recall ???? ----- jim

    Anyone know anything about this ???

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    RE: Louis Spray sucker rig ???

    I don't know who I ran into who had an actual flyer for the Spray rig, but I was allowed to photocopy it. Considering the debate whether one hook is better than two, or if wire is better than fluorocarbon, Spray's rig shows he didn't care.

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    RE: Louis Spray sucker rig ???

    I believe he used to cast the suckers with that rig.

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    RE: Louis Spray sucker rig ???

    as I recall in the book ,, Spray was with a couple friends and they were actually slowly row trolling around an area that Spray had previously spotted a giant fish --- jim

    Steve -- THANKS for the great pic !!! ,,, thats the pic ------

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    RE: Louis Spray sucker rig ???

    Is it just me, or does that sucker look more like a muskie than a sucker?

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    RE: Louis Spray sucker rig ???

    I believe it would be illegal today because it had like 11 hooks if I remamber right.( I guess i'll have to poke around in some of my books to see for sure.)

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    RE: Louis Spray sucker rig ???

    Chuckski --- think I saw it in John Detloff's book "three records in his day" ,,,, or something like that ??? ----- jim

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    RE: Louis Spray sucker rig ???

    What is the max number of hooks allowed?

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    RE: Louis Spray sucker rig ???

    You might be onto something here. Put about 500 weighted hooks on a sucker, let him swallow it and.......

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    Which end is the sucker on?

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    RE: Louis Spray sucker rig ???

    You might be onto something here. Put about 500 weighted hooks on a sucker, let him swallow it and.......

    www.frvmuskie.com

    Which end is the sucker on?

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