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Hook Size?

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I just finnished a few lures and I have know idea of what size of hooks to use. Any ideas on how to decide? The bait is a popper just over 2 1/2" and one is 2 1/2" I have a #4 excaliber feathered skirt, but dont know the size. Thanks

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Bass fishermen generally like the largest trebles possible for hooking power, provided they don't 1) foul each other or 2) damage the bait's action. Where you put the belly hanger often dictates what size trebles to use. On a regular size Rebel Pop-R, about 2 1/2", I'd use #4's. But you have to fit the trebles to each bait.

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But you have to fit the trebles to each bait.

Right on, BobP. Try the #4's first. Float test, or better yet go cast a few times. Take a couple extra trebles a size up and down and change them at the water if you don't like the action.

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