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Who’s switching out treble hooks?

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I've switched to quite a few single inline VMC's but I haven't caught anything on those so I don't know the difference in hookup ratio

A lot of the bass I've caught always end up biting the rear so I only switch out the rears.

Planning on buying some siwash to put on some of my metals

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I've been fishing singles for some time now on the belly and rear hook. The hook and hold ration may be a pinch worse than a treble, but it's way friendlier to the fish. Plugs swim just fine.

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Great for the fish. Great for the fisherman. But keep in mind when you reduce the number of hooks from 6 to 2 your hookup ration will drop by 66% . Also you may have issues with the front hook catching the body of the plug. Also the lures won't swim the same.  I switched out my trebles for vmc hooks about a year ago.

I had to add some plastic tubing to the front hook to keep it from fouling the plug.

 

 

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Change out on all new plugs unless they come with VMC's . . . carry plugs with crushed trebles and crushed in-lines.  When on a good schoolie bite will switch to single hook to be less impactful on the fish.  Haven't noticed a discernible difference in hook-up or drop percentage and may eventually go all in-line, IDK yet.  Simple confidence issue.

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I've crushed the barbs for years, and recently removed the rear treble from any of my double-treble plugs and put a tail in their place. I also cut off one hook all of my remaining trebles, making them doubles.

 

I'm still evaluating, but so far I seem to hook up just as often with larger fish, and miss a lot more schoolies, which is fine by me. I fish mostly by kayak, and it is much easier, and less-risky, to unhook fish. Two trebles, and a hyperactive schoolie or blue can be a real hazard in a kayak.

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3 hours ago, notinuseby said:

Anyone who’s switching out tremble hooks on their lures. What are you doing?  Singles, doubles, crushing barbs?  What’s working what’s the effect?

I have a few new plugs I made that I tried last seson.

it was just one night and a morning though.

hit 5 fish,landed one.

the one landed had a treble up front with 2 inlines out back,the one hook that was in solid was the inline single and the other plug got slammed 4 times and the fish got off,that one has 3 inline singles that are 7/0's.

not enough time to decide if they are better or not.

HH

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On 10/7/2019 at 5:35 PM, fishinbill said:

I've crushed the barbs for years, and recently removed the rear treble from any of my double-treble plugs and put a tail in their place. I also cut off one hook all of my remaining trebles, making them doubles.

 

I'm still evaluating, but so far I seem to hook up just as often with larger fish, and miss a lot more schoolies, which is fine by me. I fish mostly by kayak, and it is much easier, and less-risky, to unhook fish. Two trebles, and a hyperactive schoolie or blue can be a real hazard in a kayak.

yes!  that's on my mind too.

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Skinner put out a video where he replaced the hooks on a talking popper with inline singles and he didn’t hook up on countless hits so singles are a firm negative from me, I will however crush barbs and remove rear hooks.

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I’ve replaced all my treble hooks with Mustad Kaiju inline hooks, and crushed all the barbs. I haven’t found any changes to my hook up ratio:

Fish Caught Before: 0

Fish Caught After: 0

 

No difference!

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Been using single inlines for quite a while and I've found almost no difference in hookup ratio.. certainly not a 66% decrease as suggested above.. 

 

IMHO the skinner video that shows him unable to land fish with singles is due to him using too small of a hook on the popper..

 

Important to remember that a treble of any certain size weighs more than an inline of the same size.. therefore, when replacing trebles with inlines I like to weigh the treble and then find an inline of a very close weight.. in this way I am not significantly affecting the action of the plug/lure as mentioned above.. if I'm replacing a 2/0 treble its usually with a 4/0-5/0 inline.. larger inlines have zero issues with hookups in my experience.. 

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