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Single onlines standard on plugs?

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Has the time arrived when manufacturers supply poppers,spooks, darters, swimmers, divers et al with single inlines? I think almost everyone now realizes that it’s the right thing to do. Not only for the fish but also the fisherman. 
The only plug I bought recently with onlines standard was a Williamson spook and conversion is expensive I just paid $ 11 for 4 5/0 Owners. 
I think it’s time to change.

 

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No thanks. I want my trebles ready for the fish of a lifetime. Not risking it the chance of missing a hook set on it. 

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When I switched to single hooks on lures I increased the landing ratio per strike dramatically. 

Not only that the hook up is strong  and clean on side of the lip, allowing for a clean release with minimal damage, unlike trebles that bend easily and can be a mess in harming the eyes or gills of the fish.

Single hook is more straight to the point and those with experience will understand.   

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Super strike plugs that I've bought recently all have a belly treble and a single on the tail. I've crushed all my barbs and have been able to get good, quick releases on my fish so far. 

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I think they should be sold without any hardware, but with suggested hook / flag weights for intended action. Could certainly save on materials and assembly time and would allow true personalization by the end user... maybe save us a buck and a hassle in the process. 

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I switch all my tail hooks to single inlines, it hasn’t cut down my hookup ratio. I’ve actually dropped more fish on trebles than on singles after hooking up. IME a single hook has better penetration and is more likely to be a solid set instead of snagging on some thin skin and shaking loose, or having one of the other points grab something at a bad angle and causing a leverage issue. 

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