Sabiki Jig

Sabiki is a Japanese word meaning bait rig.  Sabiki jigs most often are used to catch bait like cigar minnows, threadfin herring, blue runners and others.  They also used for jigging small northern mackerel, Spanish mackerel, and Bluefish. 

Sabiki Jig

They are made with 4 to 10 gold hooks tied on a line about 2 or 3 inched apart usually using a dropper or similar knot.  Sometimes the hooks are decorated with beads or dried fish skin is used as a hood over the hook shank.

 A weight or a metal jig is attached the bottom of the string of hooks to give it weight and help it stay vertical as it is jigged.  

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