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  1. I am in the planning stage of moving away from treble hooks on several of my lures and move to singles. I intend to replace the split rings on these. What are some higher quality brands of split rings? There are a lot for sale on Amazon and at Walmart, but they are brands unknown to me or from companies with whose products I have been unsatisfied in the past. I believe you get what you pay for and while I don't have the highest priced collection of gear, it seems foolish to go cheap for a relatively inexpensive product intentionally creating a weak spot.
  2. When fishing from shore with lures I always use a Tactical Anglers or Spro clip at the end of my mono or flourocarbon leader. Many lures come with split rings attached. After years of attaching the split ring to the clip, I started removing the split ring and attaching the lure directly to the clip. The only time I don't is when the lure comes with a barrel swivel, like some of the Deadly Dick lures for example. I am relying on the manufacturer's engineering of the lure and improved action imparted by the barrel swivel. In many other cases however, it does not appear that the removal of the split rings has any adverse affect on lure action In fact, a case can be made that reducing the amount of hardware at the end of the line leads to better fishing and more strikes. I am interested to hear how others approach this. Thanks.
  3. Has anyone had issues using the 60lb SPRO power split rings? Should I replace them with 90lb?
  4. All, Slightly addicted to eelskin plugs and usually have 3-4 in my bag. I am having rust stain issues that are discoloring the eelskin. So: -Does stain even matter? -Mainly use VMC or mustad cut hooks. Cut top bit does most of the rusting. That is closest to the skin so they stain. -I know Beachmaster should only have cut hooks. -Don’t know if I’m motivated/organized enough to take off and put on fresh hooks each session. -What split ring has the smallest to strongest ratio? Usually big equals stronger but are there any small split rings that are built out of heavy gauge wire? Thinking here is if I attach via a split ring, maybe hook won’t rust as quick cause I haven’t cut/twisted it open. -Anyone ever try attaching the hooks via braid? -Anything I’m not thinking of? Thanks in advance and stay safe.
  5. $165 shipped First photo is the whole lot, following photos I am trying to give you an idea of how much of each item and/or what each item is. PLEASE DO NOT assume that the qtys on the labels are how many pieces are in each bag. Some bags are fuller than others. However i did count the tactical angler 75# clips and there are at least 43. Most items are brand-new however I have discounted the entire lots based on reduced quantities and then discounted at least 50% off what I paid. These area all of the hooks that I would swap out the 1x junk some manufacturers use. Some of the hooks have been sharpened in the trokar style, some haven't. The 50# flouro, 100yd spool looks full. Some pre-cut leaders in the ziplock below the flouro spool. The kalin-style swim lead heads, one bag has been epoxy dipped, one bag hasn't. The yellow packs are siwash hooks with open eyes, except the 6/0 CL those are closed eye Bonus items some hand poured black sluggos about a dozen. (Not Shown) .
  6. Show your best/worst terminal failure. Let's see how that one big fish owned you and what it left you with. Provide a short story and if possible a picture included. Will also be interesting to see what brands fail more than others. Ex: hooks, split rings, swivels. Here's mine. This is a mustad 34185 8/0 jig hook bent out by a very big fish. Fish ate it me at my feet (thought I was stuck in rocks). Gave two sharp rod snaps and it took off with no turning back. Tried to set the hook couple more times and it ran faster, even with a tight drag. It rounded the bolder point I was on and spit the jig before I could catch up with it. left me with a bentout hook and seaweed on my leader for extra insult.
  7. Who makes the nicest split rings? Spro or .. who? I had a flash of the stuuuupids the other day and left a large white bucket with a double - sided box containing a large assortment of VMC trebles, bent - shank hooks for surgical tubes on diamonds, split rings in various sizes, and split ring pliers (two of them) .... somewhere. I probably left them at the fishing beach at Mt. Sinai harbor, where I'd been swapping hooks around a bit on various plugs. Since I'm mending tackle at the moment, I had to replace the inventory in part. I don't like Rosco split rings. The problem shows up when I have to get them wide, wide open, to put them on Graves or Pasquale tins. Once I've had them that wide open, they'll never close adequately again. For diamonds with nice built-in wire loops, they're OK, but if you have to open a split ring wide for a jig with a grommeted hole, they just will not close snugly. Who makes a better one? Every open-eyed Siwash I see on store shelves came from Mustad. Does any one make a better hook? Mustad SS is hard to sharpen, too, if there is a Japanese carbon-steel Siwash with an open eye, I'll try it.
  8. Getting rid of some surplus I won't use. Prices include shipping, paypal preffered. Could meet up locally in SE CT to save you some money too. Lot 1. Couple pounds of treble hooks - mostly new removed from plugs, some used (first two pics). Most are lower quality but usable. $15 Lot 2. Couple dozen dressed siwashes, some flags and some mostly cheap dressed trebles. Most of the siwashes are new, mostly VMC hooks. $18 Lot 3. Assortment of stainless split rings, some heavy duty some not. Range in sizes from probably #3 to #6. Couple hundred maybe? $6 Lot 4. Mustad Squid eyes (for making flags). One box is full, other is partial (At least half full? I'm not counting them...). $6
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