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Treble hooks......I'm smilin' now.

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Took all the trebels off my Spooks, RM's, and others.....was a little concerned I'd throw'em out of sinc by changing the weight and ballance but I don't think I did......tied up some new VMC's with bucktail and tinsel and attached'em to the tail end.....goin solo with just one on the tail, that's all....I just hate handling a fish and getting stung or have'em darn trebles caught in the net...Maybe my hook-up % has dropped a little but still catchin on those plugs plenty........

 

 

Any Comments..................bring'em.

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So youre using just a tail hook, no front hook? How is it working out for you? I hate those trebles too. Especially on the boat. Living nightmare...

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Fished my RM Peanuts, Hopkins Shorty, Spooks with all the trebles removed except for a #5/0 VMC tail hook I dress myself......I was a catchin' fool out there....mostly blufish and a few bass....all with good hook-ups and good action on the lures........the heck with those trebles.

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I will do that also when blues are around thick. I also make some of my own plugs without front hooks so I never have to worry about that.

 

I think you would only see a drop in your hook up ratio when you are catching smaller fish. A smaller bass will hit the front of the lure trying to swallow it head first but anything of size is just going to inhale the whole lure.

 

Tim

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Would like to hear some comments from some plug builders on here......maybe about design vs weight distributions effects on a plug after loosing those demon hooks.

 

How 'Bout that...Guys ?

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View PostSo youre using just a tail hook, no front hook? How is it working out for you? I hate those trebles too. Especially on the boat. Living nightmare...

 

I'd like to know too. No front hook or a hook upfront instead of a treble?

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View PostI should probably do the same. just ruined a brand new pair of waders by hooking my self. Words cant describe how pissed I was.

 

Unfortunate, yes. Ruined, no. Just throw a patch on and keep fishing. biggrin.gif

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Right...no front hook and they're catchin' fine. The VMC siwash are what I'm using with a little dress up.

 

Can't tell ya how agravating those trebles were to me with the fish flippin, me gettin stung and the hooks burying themselves in the net.......just a circus.

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