Location: South Bay
Do we need to call capt. ted now? Or are we (me+1, Salty, Kin) part of your crew and don't need to do anything?
There's several rigs to use. For shrimp fly with strip bait (like cut squid), I take a 4.5 ft long length of 30# leader, make an end loop on one end, tie a swivel on the other end, and put a single long dropper loop about 2/3rds up from the bottom. I use a 7/0 octopus or o'shaunessy hook with a glittery hoochie and tip the hooks with strip bait for smell. A single hook works just as well as two hooks for me. Works great on lings and rockfish.
Next, if you plan to drag live or dead anchovy, just remember that they spin. You don't want too long a leader without a swivel in the middle or else you will get major line twist. Rockfish aren't wary like salmon (and this year, I bet the salmon don't care either - they're all hungry because of the shortage of bait fish and krill). Anyway, if bottom bumping, I use a 2 ft long leader from swivel to sinker. On a separate line, I use a reversed ball bearing snap swivel attached to 3 ft leader. You can use a single hook or double snell rig. Just in case there's salmon, I use a barbless 5/0 circle and hook chovie from under the jaw straight up thru the head. Then I secure the gills with an orthodontics (large size) rubber band. When the fish hits, I don't set the hook. I let it pull until I feel pressure, and the rod tip is bouncing, and then I crank. The fish practically hooks itself and usually in the jaw. Great for lings because then the hook is usually outside and not buried inside the gut where the ling's teeth are shredding the leader.
Yes, I can roll potsticker skins!