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HELP... minnie dudes

Some years ago, I was into Minnie fishing, and threading them. I bought a small kit of wire and double-hooks. You tie the wire to the line, then run it through the mouth, and out it's vent in the rear, then snap the hook on. For the life of me, I cannot find this setup any longer. I forget where I found this contraption. Do any of you know if they still sell them in a box store ? or online anywhere ?


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I grew up using a hand tied rig with a single hook in the head and two #12 or #14 treble hooks. One hook in each side of the body. The short line treble hook is stationary, meaning doesn't slide. The back treble is actually the main leader line thus is adjustable by sliding the single hook up or down the leader line to adjust for larger or smaller minnows.

The man who tied these has since passed and well I took one of his rigs apart and taught myself how to tie them. Now it is second nature to tie them. They are somewhat time consuming but it helps to pass time in the winter cold months after all the hunting is over with.
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Same company that makes the minnow needles, Duties? Split double hooks are still available but the trebles are scarce! We could still get the doubles for the shop this year but the only trebles we have are a few left over from last year.
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[QUOTE=Fleroo;2263538]Some years ago, I was into Minnie fishing, and threading them. I bought a small kit of wire and double-hooks. You tie the wire to the line, then run it through the mouth, and out it's vent in the rear, then snap the hook on. For the life of me, I cannot find this setup any longer. I forget where I found this contraption. Do any of you know if they still sell them in a box store ? or online anywhere ?

When I used to use that rig and couldn't find double hooks I used treble hooks. Used to just cut a hook off with a set of wire cutters right where they first separated from the shank. Only issue I had was that I had to retie due to line fray from where the hook was cut. In a pinch it got the job done.
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you jarred a memory. i had some i think. the wire was twisted with a small loop at the end.
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I just use minnie needles and rig them that way. Have you checked Amazon? They have some deals on treble hooks too if people are looking for them.
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No need for needles on the rigs I was taught to use 35 years ago by an old guy. If ya want a killer rig PM me!

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No need for needles on the rigs I was taught to use 35 years ago by an old guy. If ya want a killer rig PM me!

I'll bite. PM will be sent.


But, I did order 5 2-paks from FishUSA. I believe it's the same link as posted above. Thx for the replies.


.... and yes, the rigs I had in the past were the twisted wire with a loop on either end. Didn't even need a needle. Just push the wire through the Minnie mouth to vent and attach the double-hook. Done.

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Just tie a loop and thread the minnow and attach double hook. The wire doesn't do much and waste of money
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