Mounting small prawns

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I have some small prawns (1-1.5 inches), just wondering what is the best way to mount these, maybe using 2 together? Any advice appreciated.
 

Tees88

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I always found a shrimp pin & treble to be the easiest option than a single long shank hook.

The following shows both methods;

 

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I agree with the above, single prawn/shrimp for me, even small ones though others favour two. Personally I've found small single prawns often out fish larger baits.
Likewise, I've seen some people using prawns the size of langoustines :ROFLMAO:
 

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Smaller the better for me and mount on a wide gape carp hook if their very small although I did get lazy yesterday and rigged on a 2/0 hook and had two fish
 

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Use a size 2 uptide hook and secure with one or two Carp boilie bands
Hi Dobbo. Re the boilie bands. Do you use a tool to secure them or just your fingers. Do they prevent the hood of the shrimp working loose? Some of my shrimps stay on a single hook for ages and some seem to lose their hoods after a couple of casts and it is so frustrating chucking a decent shrimp.
 

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Hi Dobbo. Re the boilie bands. Do you use a tool to secure them or just your fingers. Do they prevent the hood of the shrimp working loose? Some of my shrimps stay on a single hook for ages and some seem to lose their hoods after a couple of casts and it is so frustrating chucking a decent shrimp.
I use the big bands they go on pretty easy with fingers . Sometimes use 3 or 4 to keep everything snug especially the hoods
 

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Personally, for me, always shrimps mounted on pins and secured with elastic thread with a treble in the feelers kept the bait secure and sound as a pound.
Always seemed to well outfish prawns with the added bonus that ruby and purple shrimps were available over the counter whereas
you had to go to all the bother of dying prawns yourself.
Sadly, no longer legal up in these parts though.:(
 

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Natural coloured shrimps the size you describe will do the job fine, brass pin (electric earth wire) stripped, no aditional weight, 6- 8 breaking strain nylon) a cutting of nylon stocking ! Pull out and use the elastic thread and wrap the shrinp onto the pin with that, secured by the bend on the size 6-8 good quality treble! And most very very important? Whiskers HAVE both GOT to be both intact and natural to look at! Then you are geared up and on the right day? Kill everything in the pool!
 

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Natural coloured shrimps the size you describe will do the job fine, brass pin (electric earth wire) stripped, no aditional weight, 6- 8 breaking strain nylon) a cutting of nylon stocking ! Pull out and use the elastic thread and wrap the shrinp onto the pin with that, secured by the bend on the size 6-8 good quality treble! And most very very important? Whiskers HAVE both GOT to be both intact and natural to look at! Then you are geared up and on the right day? Kill everything in the pool!
Spend 20 mins getting it looking perfect and ot comes off first cast

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Whether I'm fishing touch ledgering or float.
Pin into the body and small treble into the mouth part with the other 2 hooks above the head.

Stopped using elastic a while ago even when fishing sliding float up to 11 ft deep in the pools, same with touch ledgering in the same depths.
 
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