wavewalker2006

need a fix

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i made a 3in. shad swim bait . works great ,now the bad thing when the lure is in the water the front hooks hang to the belly like glue . makes it do funny things the hooks should fall free but dont. o by the way it catchs fish ,anybody no picks

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try T-ing your hooks. If the hooks are resting on the side of your bait and sticking this should work.

Edited by jamie

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"T"ing a treble hook means bending the two hooks that rub the belly by holding each in a pair of needle nose, and then bending them out until they are opposite each other.

That way, the treble is flat where it rubs the belly, and prevents hook rash.

I got that tip here from a walleye troller, who said, before he started doing that, he would wear through a plastic bait pretty quickly.

They still stick fish just fine.

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how far out do you bend them?

anybody have a picture of this?

also, i don't really understand the OP's problem...what is making the hooks stick to the lure?

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If you hold the treble by the eye, with the backs of the hooks facing toward you, like they were a bouquet of flowers, and you were going to smell them, you will see the three hooks radiating out from the middle spaced equally.

Now, if you grab two of those hooks by the bend (with pliers) and bend them away from each other, you'll reach a point when the bouquet of hooks, again looking down on it, will look like a T, with the top of the T formed by the two hooks which have been bent parallel, but opposite.

I'll post two pictures in the gallery now. Give me 5 minutes.

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They're posted. I hope they're clear. I happened to have a lure on my desk with a T-ed treble, so that's what I photographed.

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ya it worked ,i me for got all about that an old musky trick. i use to start just bending hooks an tails .some times it worked an well .now the t thing , thank you jamie an all

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