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Treb Hooks and Split Rings
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Posted 24 February 2007 - 01:31 AM
what size split ring should I use for a 2.5"-3" popper? 1,2 or 3? and what size treb hook?
I'm about to order off netcraft and lurecraft so any help would be awesome
Posted 24 February 2007 - 09:24 AM
In the new Stamina catalog they have a chart that recommends which sizes to use with each of their hardbaits. You could probably find something pretty close to what you have in there. I would guess that the chart is online as well.
Posted 24 February 2007 - 10:59 AM
Another thing to remember is that the smaller the split ring the weaker it is, so you might want to keep this in mind if there's a chance you could encounter some bigger fish on heavier tackle with your particular lure. Also remember different size trebles will affect the way the lure sits in the water and its action, so you may want to try some different sizes before you order.
Posted 24 February 2007 - 12:43 PM
Agree with the above. For #6 and #4 trebles on bass baits, I use Size 2 split rings which are rated at 20 lbs. I only go down to Size 1 or 0 on a very short bait where tangling is an issue. The Size 2's will handle any bass and most stripers, pike and catfish. And I like 2's on line ties because I feel the larger diameter gives the bait a tad more freedom of action (not an issue with a popper).
Posted 24 February 2007 - 08:17 PM
In addition to the strength consideration is the weight consideration. Depending on the lure body (bouyancy, float angle at rest, etc.) then you can sometimes tweak the action a little by going with a larger or smaller split ring and treble. You want the popper to be heavy in the rear, but it is possible to go too heavy and still have it float. Too heavy will rise too slowly after a brief submersion. My two cents.
Posted 25 February 2007 - 01:14 AM
Check if you can buy a double small enough.Then clip straight onto lure,no split ring required.My 2cents. that's 4cents worth of advice so far,
Good Luck, Barramundi