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The hook may also protrude from the abdominal cavity, as depicted in image 6. The angler can then hit precarious fish immediately during a strike without having to wait for them to turn the bait in their mouth first. For mounting purposes, the hook is placed into the abdominal cavity so that the eye lies underneath the gill covers. The rigging floss (or copper wire) that is attached to the hook eye is pulled through the eye sockets to firmly secure the bait to the leader. The floss is then guided into the mouth where leader and fish are once again stitched together. Numerous knots tied onto the leader will provide for additional strain relief, ensuring that the bait will run straight and stable. Even gray mullet are great for trolling. Especially if they are intricately rigged, as shown in Image 7 (next page). First, using a sharp filleting knife, the last third of the fish including the caudal fin is halved. The fish is then cut open from the back to the skull without cutting through the belly. © I. M. Vincent Andersen 85 6


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