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Weedless Treble hook
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Posted 07 December 2007 - 12:07 PM
I've been wanting to put weedless trebles on some of the lipless cranks im making but im having a hard time finding them. Cabelas carries them online
but not in store and Im trying to avoid having to order them online at the moment since im switching between banks. Any body have any idea how one could make these? It almost looks like the guards are soldered in but im not to sure how that would hold up.
Posted 07 December 2007 - 12:22 PM
I've seen something similar but instead of wires they used monofilament , I'll post a pic if I'll find the site
Posted 07 December 2007 - 12:24 PM
hmm, thats an idea. i've used 50lb mono for weed guards on flies before, that might work. Thanks for the reply!
Posted 07 December 2007 - 07:42 PM
I don't understand a word that guy said, but I love his cars!
Seriously, is that mono he used? It almost looks like he made continuous loops instead of folded loops that slip over the hook and catch the barb, which is how I've done it in the past.
Posted 07 December 2007 - 10:36 PM
Weedless trebles like those would be easy and fairly quick to make. First, cut three pieces of stiff brass wire about 2" long. Keep them straight. Diameter of the wire will depend on the size of the hook, so use your best judgement.
Next, place the three pieces of brass wire alongside the treble hookshank, one between each leg of the treble, with most of the wire sticking up beyond the hook eye. Hold 'em in place by pinching 'em against the hook eye with one hand, and then bind them down with very fine copper or brass/bronze wire. After lashing them down, you can adjust them a bit, but don't bend the brass weedguard wires yet!
Step three is soldering. Acid core or rosin core solder will work fine. Heat the wire wraps gently with a small propane torch, and touch the solder wire to the wraps. The solder should immediately flow along and around the wraps, and secure everything in place. When the solder flows, take the torch away asap. Be careful, and don't overheat the hook!
The last step is bending the weedguard. Bend them down at the angle you like, and clip off the extra wire that protrudes past the hook point. Done!
The ones Cabela's offers use tinned steel wire for the weedguards, but brass spring wire is probably best for making your own.
Good luck, hope this helps.
Posted 08 December 2007 - 11:56 AM
Wal-Mart Just saw some in the discount box at my local store. I think they were Matsuo or Matsui brand