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What kind of trebles does the bandit 200 series have?
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Posted 10 January 2009 - 04:22 PM
I faintly remember seeing mustad triple grip, but now it isnt advertised and the hooks are like a black color instead of bronze. What is the size? Shank? I figured regular shank and size 8? Anybody know?
Posted 10 January 2009 - 08:24 PM
My Bandit 200's all have #6 Triple Grips - but I bought them several years ago before Bandit moved manufacture to Mexico. Regardless, the correct size is #6. Short shank or not, I don't know.
Posted 11 January 2009 - 02:24 AM
Older ones did have a triple grip, #6, as stated. Newer ones have a black nickel 6 round bend. What kinf of hook? Your guess is as good as mine but it definitely seems like a good hook. Newer hook is better suited for a crankbait, IMO. Triple grips hold better once you have the hook set, but round bends set more often.
I do like triple grips on suspending jerkbaits though when most bites come on the pause.
Edited by clamboni, 11 January 2009 - 02:26 AM.
Posted 11 January 2009 - 08:20 AM
I am not quite sure about the original #6 Trebeles they used, but I think they were EC .. When they took on a Rep orginization is when they went to the triple grip mustad (the rep org repped for Mustad) .. Then they went to what they have now.
Posted 12 January 2009 - 09:51 AM
Bandits are rarely still found with Mustad Triple Grips. They now use short shank black nickel #6 VMC hooks, Mustad short shank #6 Trebles, or Eagle Claw black nickel #6 hooks. You will find baits with all 4 different hooks.