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Wondering what size treble you all use on the Atom Jr? The 2/0 seems small, but the 3/0 seems to be a little too big and I’m worried about fouling. 

*I’m using 2 trebles because they’re eelskin plugs. 

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19 mins ago, Dan Tinman said:

An Atom jr; is a eelskin plug?  Not the ones I've used. 

We made them. The old plastic atom jrs. make great eelskin plugs. My husband has been using them since he was a kid. 

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15 hours ago, KSantangelo said:

Wondering what size treble you all use on the Atom Jr? The 2/0 seems small, but the 3/0 seems to be a little too big and I’m worried about fouling. 

*I’m using 2 trebles because they’re eelskin plugs. 

A pair of 9626 2/0 VMC 4x were my choice for the old Jr. Cut the eyes and don't use split rings IMO. There was always something about that particular 2/0 hook for me. It seemed exceedingly strong for it's size and was so well suited for a lot of different plugs.

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13 hours ago, KSantangelo said:

We made them. The old plastic atom jrs. make great eelskin plugs. My husband has been using them since he was a kid. 

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Are you a Rabbi by chance............?

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3 hours ago, Mr. Bigdeal said:

Are you a Rabbi by chance............?

why did moron buy a ladder?  to get closer to heaven (watch out for lightning head strides)

to be a higher fisherman???

 

THEY WERE ON SALE FOR NEW LOW PRICE-YEAH

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On 8/31/2018 at 10:06 AM, redfin said:

A pair of 9626 2/0 VMC 4x were my choice for the old Jr. Cut the eyes and don't use split rings IMO. There was always something about that particular 2/0 hook for me. It seemed exceedingly strong for it's size and was so well suited for a lot of different plugs.

Right on point redfin!

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On 8/31/2018 at 10:06 AM, redfin said:

A pair of 9626 2/0 VMC 4x were my choice for the old Jr. Cut the eyes and don't use split rings IMO. There was always something about that particular 2/0 hook for me. It seemed exceedingly strong for it's size and was so well suited for a lot of different plugs.

This is what we ended up doing. Thank god for the Knipex cutters!

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You could also go with a 3/0 on the front swivel & forego  a hook on the rear swivel.  If big fish are around, maybe even go up to 4/0 (I've had fish bend out the 3/0 4x VMC treble).

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