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what hooks do you put on 1/2 oz red eye shads?

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saw kvd saying how he changes out his hooks. saw that he throws on his kvd triple grips. size number 2! these things are huge. but the number 4's look a lil small cause of the short shank.

what do you guys put on your cranks and 1/2 oz red eye shads?

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Wow, when i thought i had heard it all, the most asinine remark to date on BR.  Thanks Wayne!  I replace ALL my crankbait hooks with triple grips, on the red eye, 4 on front 2 on back.

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it comes with vmc hooks...thats good enough for me, and when hooks get dull i just sharpen them, it ts almost as good and saves me tons of monnney :P

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I don't find the hooks on Redeye Shads to be too offensive, unlike the rest of SK's crank line up I don't change them right out of the box (the KVD Square bills have decent hooks too). I fish the stock hooks till dull,bent, or I just feel they need to be changed, then I put Mustad KVD's on them. I just go with the stock size, #2's on 3/4oz, and #4's on the 1/2. I don't have a problem with them set up like that.

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I use the hooks that come on them.  Like every other crankbait I get, I take them out of the box, test for sharpness, then hone them if necessary.  Haven't lost a fish on them yet.

As for TripleGrip trebles, I received  a couple of boxes to test back in my outdoor writing days.  I'd heard a lot of good about them, so I set about swapping them onto my favorite cranks.  The first 2lb smallmouth that loaded on turned those hooks into pretzels :P !!  I'm talking bent and twisted so badly they had to be tossed.  When I got home, the old hooks went back on again.  To be fair, the new short shank KVD model looks to be a lot stouter than the originals.  I may give those a shot if/when the originals are worn out.

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Wow, when i thought i had heard it all, the most asinine remark to date on BR. Thanks Wayne! I replace ALL my crankbait hooks with triple grips, on the red eye, 4 on front 2 on back.

He statement isn't asinine , it's just his opinion , we're all entitled to our opinions , even you.

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well the "elite" triple grip is 2 x short 1x strong. maybe ill just stick with the gamakatsu ewg trebbles.

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maybe ill just stick with the gamakatsu ewg trebbles.

Are these a short shanked hook?

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I put #2 Gamakatsu Short Shanks on and change out the split rings as well. IMHO the equipped hooks and split rings are junk. I've had both fail on numerous occasions.

Actually, I change them on most SK hard-baits that I buy.

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Wow, when i thought i had heard it all, the most asinine remark to date on BR. Thanks Wayne! I replace ALL my crankbait hooks with triple grips, on the red eye, 4 on front 2 on back.

You obviously haven't been here very long.  ;D

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Wow, when i thought i had heard it all, the most asinine remark to date on BR. Thanks Wayne! I replace ALL my crankbait hooks with triple grips, on the red eye, 4 on front 2 on back.

LOL, I've heard much worse advice.

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