The Tuna Flare is an excellent choice for a skirt over your ballyhoo when you are trolling for tuna, mahi, and other pelagic species. The Fish DownSea Tuna Flare easily allows leader up to 220# test to pass through it. They are lightweight skirts allowing them to have a skip-skip and swim action that tuna and other pelagics can't resist.
This Tuna Flare comes in Black and Purple.
BE SURE to choose whether you want this Tuna Flare Unrigged or Rigged from the Drop Down Menu. The Options are:
Unrigged: gets you this tuna flare to rig yourself
5' Pin Rig: this rig is made for the regular quick connection to a snap swivel at the end of your line via a loop in the leader. Rigged with just a little more then 5' of 130# fluorcarbon leader, a 1/2 ounce chin weight, and a 9/0 Mustad 7691DT Hook. Attach your ballyhoo with either a rubber band or a piece of wire.
25' WindOn Pin Rig: this rig is made for stealth, a long 25' leader of 130# fluorcarbon leader that has a 9/0 Mustad 7691DT hook and a 1/2 ounce chin weight on the business end. Attach your ballyhoo with either a rubber band or a piece of wire. At the connection end this rig has a 130# Spro Power Swivel that will pass easily through most rod guides on 50#+ setups. This rig keep any hardware far from your bait so the fish won't see it and allows you to crank the fish straight into the gaff shot.
Black/Purple Tuna Flare
Best when rigged with 80-130# fluorocarbon leader with a 7/0-9/0 hook (preferably Mustad 7691) and a 1/2-1.5 ounce chin weight for the ballyhoo (preferably medium to horse size ballyhoo depending on what size tuna you are targeting). You can buy our pre-rigged Tuna Flares right here as well so all you have to do is attach to your rod, rigg your ballyhoo, and fire it out in your spread!