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  1. Good evening forum. Question here about the loop section of wire leader (Related to surfcasting for sharks). I noticed online and on forums most have a teardrop loop to the hook then haywire twist. Here are 2 pictures below I created. The one on top is 2 strands on #14 doubled up and twisted (With teardrop loop). Bottom leader leader is a single strand of #19 wire (With circular loop). Is there an issue if the loop part of the wire leader has a more circular shape than a tear drop? Does it even matter? I figure since I'm using a circle hook a circular loop could aid in circle hook to be free to do what a circle hook does.
  2. What size replacement hook is on this gator spoon? Just curious.....
  3. 10-4
  4. Gotcha. Ok so those are size #8 split rings on the Gator spoon correct?
  5. Evil-Bay. Thanks for advice and comparison upload. BTW what brand do you use?
  6. Good day forum, I will be purchasing the 2oz gator spoons from tackle direct. Wondering what size split ring I need for these. I already have 2 1oz spoons (by Kroc & Sea striker) and I found that the thickness of the 1oz spoon with a 150lb split ring (by Offshore Angler) is a pretty tight fit and leaves the split rings a little stretched... but do-able. Just wanted to know what size (and brand) you would recommend?
  7. Thanks for the response zcoker & Milty27......
  8. last year I had planned a shark trip for surfcasting from the beach and had to cancel. My shark leaders have been in my mesh leader bag for a year and a couple of months. If my leaders are in the mesh bag not used or exposed to light are they still good to use? Has the aluminum crimp sleeve degraded the mono section of the leader still sitting in the bag for a year +. Or to be safe just create new leaders when I'm a month out of next fishing trip?
  9. Bait and wait setup for blacktips, spinners and tarpon. And on occasion, a slower moving fish (bycatch) like lemon sharks, nurse sharks, grouper and stingrays from the beach.
  10. Just recently got this reel. Can the Penn Torque II 9500 be converted to bail-less? Or is that only available for models below the 9500? *
  11. Looks like I'll be loading bb's to stay on the safe side. I just like the ease of use with the oil. Would hate to be stuck or miss a flight due to interpretation of risk. Thanks for responses, Fish on!!
  12. Good day forum, I have recently purchased a Cotton Cordell Redfin lure 7in. Want to use it for stripers and big largemouth bass (Using it before sunrise and before nightfall) I now want to load this lure. I have have watched a youtube video on how to load it up by TackleDirect (Which I will be using on mine.) My question is since my lure will be loaded with oil and sealed. Does this present a problem at an Airport travelling. With the liquids restrictions in containers and bottles. Is an oil loaded lure (That's sealed) in the same boat as a risk or threat?? Just curious, Thanks