New Tog rig? Am I missing something?

So the few times I've been out on NJ party boats after the NY season is over, I noticed some people using a rig I've never seen before.

It's basically a regular one hook set up, but with a hook just threaded above the the tied hook, so that it can slide up and down the leader.

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At first I just smirked a little but as time went by, it looked like these guys were not missing any bites. Even saw 2 pool winners using that rig.
Anyone else see or use these rigs?
 

BennyV

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So the few times I've been out on NJ party boats after the NY season is over, I noticed some people using a rig I've never seen before.

It's basically a regular one hook set up, but with a hook just threaded above the the tied hook, so that it can slide up and down the leader.

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At first I just smirked a little but as time went by, it looked like these guys were not missing any bites. Even saw 2 pool winners using that rig.
Anyone else see or use these rigs?
Yup. Snafu variation. I did well with it this year.
 
So the few times I've been out on NJ party boats after the NY season is over, I noticed some people using a rig I've never seen before.

It's basically a regular one hook set up, but with a hook just threaded above the the tied hook, so that it can slide up and down the leader.

View attachment 29218

At first I just smirked a little but as time went by, it looked like these guys were not missing any bites. Even saw 2 pool winners using that rig.
Anyone else see or use these rigs?
Very popular on the Rhode Island party/charter boats.
 
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HighHook4Hire

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Sliding hook rig? KON has it on this video. You hook both hooks into the same bait so it should not tangle Joe. I usually have both hooks facing up, but never tried the top hook facing down as pictured. Works well and easier to tie...

 

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The high hook that is threaded through doesn't drop down on top of the tied hook to cause a tangle?
Sounds like the top hook (sliding hook) is embedded into the same crab the snelled hook threads into (variation of a snafu rig). Not sure what you mean about a tangle? Sorry just read the previous reply explaining no tangles. Lol
 
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