The Pakula Full 60 Degree Shackle Rig was originally invented by Peter Pakula when trolling lures for Blue Marlin was in its infancy on Australia's East Coast. It was a time when many lures of all types including Pakula prototypes were tried daily. This necessitated a rig that could easily and quickly be transferred between lures and also allowed the lure maximum freedom of action.
As strikes were not common it was imperative that the lures rig also offered the best possible hook up rates. This rig satisfied all these requirements to a point that there has only been minor changes in the current rigs.
You only need a few sets of hooks which can be used on many lures. It is relatively easy to keep a few sets of hooks razor sharp and clean to use on a full collection of lures.
The Pakula Shackle Rig allows the hooks total freedom to line up with the lures center eliminating line twist. The hooks are free to swing allowing the lure to exhibit its best possible action without hindrance or keeling effects. This gives the hooks the best possible chance of hooking up as they are able to work independently of each other.
We recommend the hooks are set to 60 degrees. In this configuration both hooks travel with their points up and in a slight "V" formation acting as a rudder. Details on the Pakula Shackle RigTM are available in the Articles section of this web site. There is simply no other rig that gives as high a hook up as the Pakula Shackle RigTM!
WARNING: Dojo Peche Hooks are super sharp and will easily penetrate most things they come in contact with including humans and anything surrounding them. They should be handled with extreme caution even by those experienced in handling very sharp hooks.
When you receive the rigs they will be flat. You adjust the hooks to 60 degrees by twisting the tail hook and wire.
If you'd like the hooks sharpened free of charge please note the line class you'll be using in the notes section of the Checkout.
Guide for which rigs to use for Pakula Lures:
Light Gauge Dojo Hooks - sizes 15 to 40 are for line classes 4kg to 15 kg minimum drag 2kg maximum 5kg
X Strong Gauge Dojo Hooks - sizes 25 to 40 are for line classes 15kg to 37kg minimum drag 5kg, maximum 18kg
XX Strong Gauge Doko Hooks - sizes 45 to 60 are for line classes 37kg and 60kg minimum drag 12kg maximum 50kg
Size 25/10 - are size 25 hooks - length for size 10 lures
Size 25/15 - are size 25 hooks - length for size 15 lures
Size 25/25 - are size 25 hooks - length for size 25 lures
Size 30 - are size 30 hooks - length for size 30 lures
Size 35 - are size 35 hooks - length for size 35 lures
Size 40 - are size 40 hooks - length for size 40 lures
Size 45 - are size 45 hooks - length for size 40 lures
Size 50 - are size 50 hooks - length for size 55 and 60 lures
Size 60 - are size 60 hooks - length for size 55 and 60 lures