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Do you guys "T" your hooks?
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Posted 30 January 2008 - 11:09 PM
I can see that for trolling lures Ting the hooks makes sense. I've never trolled for bass or stripers, so it never occured to me.
I am now more edumacated.
Thanks. I stand corrected.
I use 3/0 hooks on my swimbaits. I've never tried bending them. In fact, I use Owner 2X trebles so the bass, and especially the stripers, can't bend them.
The Owner hooks are short shank, so I can fit three on a 6" glider without them fouling, and they're sticky sharp. But they do tend to stick in the wood bait sometimes if it lands wrong on a cast. Maybe Ting them would prevent this.
I always put extra epoxy on the hook swing faces to fight hook rash.
Do you ever bend hooks that big?
Posted 31 January 2008 - 12:30 AM
Mark, just re read my last post did not mean it to sound like it reads. I spent all day dealing with the results of a homeless guy using my S.S.# for his medical stuff, jail time etc. what a mess. left me a little short mentally. I bend them from 3/0 to 6/0. I used to chase smallies on the lake and started catching Muskie by accident. When I started buying Muskie baits and I would think what the heck is with these bent up hooks, then you run one not bent and the lights come on. When I dropped out of the smallies I was running a bunch of Lucky Craft crankbaits and having a ball, one of these days I will get them back out with the kids and I will try teeing them up.
Posted 31 January 2008 - 07:00 AM
we t all hooks from 3/0 on standard baits to custom baits that require 10/0 hooks
Posted 31 January 2008 - 08:19 AM
No offense taken.
Sorry about your identity theft deal. That stinks.
I was thinking that if I were to try to bend those heavy gauge hooks I would have to use either a vise or visegrips. How do you do it?
Posted 31 January 2008 - 10:28 AM
I will surely start to T my hooks on my bigger baits
Looks like a simple & good way to save the lures from hookwear