PikeMastaRapp

a couple of hook questions

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I was wondering what hooks everyone uses for their bass & pike cranks( brand and size) and the same question for their muskies cranks!

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Mustad as well, triple grip and round bend alike. A lot of my baits use a nickle triple grip on the tail and a red round bend at the belly. For an example, look at the "Dibble Shad" in the gallery.

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mustad triple grips... for bigger trebles i like owner (if ya got the $)

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I use VMC on all my baits. Bass baits I use the VMC 7541 Vanadium needle cone #4 and #6 for super penetration. Most of my Musky baits are VMC 7650 cone cut in 4/0 and 5/0. Great hooks....

Rod

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I'm old school. Been using Excaliber rotating trebles since they came out. Still have a pretty good supply in the shop. I have no faith in triple grip. I believe that they cause a least a few missed strikes. A good Crankin Rod and a little patience will land crankbait fish most always.

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I am going to post this link on each of the questions about hooks that is going around right now. This might be too much information but I think it will answer most questions about hook sizes. It has almost every lure made by 23 different manufacturer and the original size hook that is stock on the bait, and then the pro staffs recommendation. One example of the information is Bagley, there is 110 different lures listed and all the hook information about each one.

these are in PDF format.

http://www.vmchooks.com/inc_manual.htm

I have only posted this in so many threads to help people when they try a search in the future for this same type of information.

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Gamakatsu EWG's use heavier wire than the Round Bends. Tat sacrifices some penetration so I don't use them on bass lures. But they'd work OK on pike and muskies. They remind me of Mustad Triple Grip trebles but the tines are not turned in as much. VMC makes round bend trebles in several wire diameters (2X, 4X, 6X) and finishes (bronze or permasteel) , which seem well suited for musky and pike. staminainc.com carries them. I use VMC permasteel trebles on all my saltwater baits. Unlike a lot of other saltwater trebles, they come very sharp right out of the box.

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