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#1 JoshL

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Posted January 16 2009 - 08:00 PM

I've used the search function and found some helpful tips on changing hooks on lures, and how to change lures quickly. But I'm still debating whether or not to use split rings. Also when you change the treble hooks to single hooks should they be facing "up" or to the "side".

When I attach a snap to a lure should I omit the split ring or leave? I was thinking that the snap attached to the split ring on the black bomber would affect the lures action, can anyone second that?


Should the hook be facing up or to the side? Does it matter? Is there another way to have the hook facing up without using two splitrings linked together?


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Posted January 16 2009 - 11:08 PM

Split rings are good in different situations, and not needed in all. For example, a single rear hook on a plug should face downward, not to the side, and not upward. Use split rings to accomplish this.

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Posted January 16 2009 - 11:40 PM

On the topic of using clips with splitrings, I don't have a problem. I use a clip attached to the splitrings on bombers all the time, and haven't noticed any "bad action" though I have never tryed removing the splitring from the front of the plug, and using just the clip. Although now I use breakaway clips because they're alot smaller and make it alot easier to change plugs, because all you have to do is slide the eye/splitring of the plug, onto the "paperclip-like" part of the breakaway clip, don't have to open the clip everytime like you do with the clips in your pic, just slide the eye/splitring on the breakaway, and you can change plugs in a sec.

But know before I started using breakway clips (which was just this fall), I used to use the same clips in your pic, and would attach them to the splitring on bombers, and I didn't notice any bad actions, and the fish didn't mind either .
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Posted January 16 2009 - 11:53 PM

The hook should be facing down.


Hooks facing up can cause the plug to want to tumble during the cast - particularly metal lips.

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Posted January 17 2009 - 12:03 AM

Hooks should be facing down, if your going to use split rings I like the Wolverine rings. They are very strong. I like the super rings. They do make the regular splits but the triple makes you breathe a little better when tying into a nice fish. Also, some plugs especially the screw types can't handle the super rings. The eyes are a little to small. On the split ring issue about connecting to a plug and compromising the action on the plug. I really don't see the difference, I have caught fish both ways. Try the Rosco snaps instead of the Tsunami's. Easier to work with and stronger, some Tsunami's I used in the past just get bent from time and come loose.

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Posted January 17 2009 - 09:05 AM

Use the search feature in the blue bar across the top of the page.Just type in snaps or split rings or whatever it is your looking for. There's tons of info.Good luck reading thru the misinformation..
For what it worth I think TimS has the best splitrings in the online store.. The wolverine triple rings are not for me.I use coastlock and breakaway snaps.A siwash hook in my opnion is a better tail hook if you must have one.A tail hook less than 6/0 is a waste of time.Try tying a few pcs of feather and some bucktail on the tail of the bomber.Then Cut the hook off at the shank.I will spin the tail wire on the plug to make the hook lay right..
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Posted January 17 2009 - 01:41 PM

thanks for the info. I have some breakaway rigs, so I'm going to take the clips off and try to use them.

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Posted January 17 2009 - 02:16 PM


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thanks for the info. I have some breakaway rigs, so I'm going to take the clips off and try to use them.





Many agree these are better than duolock, coastlock and all the other clips out there. I agree as well.

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Posted January 18 2009 - 11:01 AM


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tying a few pcs of feather and some bucktail on the tail of the bomber.Then Cut the hook off at the shank.I will spin the tail wire on the plug to make the hook lay right..





NIB...qq do you match the color of buck tail and feathers to the bomber? I've was planning on using a plain buck tail taking the darker shades of brown for my darker bombers and white for the chicken scratch etc...
Or are colors irrelevant and the action most important?

thanks. doug v

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Posted January 18 2009 - 12:36 PM


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NIB...qq do you match the color of buck tail and feathers to the bomber? I've was planning on using a plain buck tail taking the darker shades of brown for my darker bombers and white for the chicken scratch etc...
Or are colors irrelevant and the action most important?

thanks. doug v





I usally tie up bunches of stuff in different colors in the off season.Like Now..My vise is on my computer desk.Then I match up what I have when I need something.As long as it's close it works.Like white with chicken scratch is fine as is black when used with blurple..
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Posted January 19 2009 - 06:24 PM

Thanks for the feedback NIB. I may invest in some black bucktail....or just dye some myself.
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Posted January 21 2009 - 04:27 PM

last fall in a certain river, the bass would only hit other baits but really seemed to prefer a megabait with a siwash in black/yellow in the back... dont ask me why....

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