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I have noticed short shank trebles are getting very popular, especially the KVD trebles, however, it would seem with a short shank there is less room between the hook point and the body of the lure to hook into the lip of the fish that is striking the plug. Anyone have any input on the advantage of the short shank trebles? Thanks.

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Well my take on it is their main advantage is the fact that you can move up one size with the short shank hooks without effecting the baits overall action. Therefore you actually end up with more hook gap because you went up a size. I've been very happy with the hooking and landing percentage when using these hooks, mostly the KVD Mustads so far. I have a few of the Gamakatsu EWG's on some baits and so far I'm not sure if they hold fish as well as the KVD hook. That's obviously still to be decided and even then it'll still be only my opinion.

 

Also it seems to me that my square bill's come through wood a little better with the short shank hooks, by that I mean I don't get snagged as much. Still happens, just not as frequently.

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1 advantage of shorter shanked trebles is they don't get interlocked, longer trebles can.   I'm not fussy on brand as long it's a 3x, in salt it's 4x VMC perma, hooks rust real fast here.

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I was skeptical so I bought a pack for my lipless CBs. Found my hookup % go up so I decided to do the same for my 1.5s.

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I was skeptical so I bought a pack for my lipless CBs. Found my hookup % go up so I decided to do the same for my 1.5s.

I agree with you, I can't remember the last time I lost a fish on a KVD 1.5 using his #2 Mustads. That bait with those hooks are fantastic together.

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The amount of exposed hook determines how well it hooks a fish.  If you hold a lure and look down on it, the farther out past the side of the lure the hook rides, the better hook-up ratio you'll have with it.  The problem lies in the fact that a longer shanked treble will swing out farther to the sides and below the lure causing not only tangled hooks on multiple trebled baits, but more hang ups.  The wider gap on a larger hook is a plus, but the longer shank isn't.  A short shanked treble gives you the advantage of going with a bigger gap without the drawbacks.

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