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How To Figure Out What Size Trebles?

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I was reading another post and what brand trebles everyone uses and it got me thinking...  I have never replaced any of my hooks but I was looking around at some I have and couldn't figure what size hooks they are.

 

Are there standard sizes for say a shallow vs deep crank, lipless, jerk, etc?

 

Thanks

 

Matt

 

 

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Download this chart http://www.jannsnetcraft.com/Content/Parts_Sizing.htm It has a hook size chart, as well as charts for spinner blades, swivels, snaps, etc. I try to stay with the hook sizes that the manufacturer uses, occasionally going one size smaller or larger as needed.

 

A very useful chart to keep around.

 

Tom

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You can look a bait up on the internet and find out what size hooks come with it, common sizes for lures are 2, 4, and 6.

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if i wonder what size i go to the manufacturer of whatever bait and see what size comes on the bait...keeps it simple and accurate 

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You can look a bait up on the internet and find out what size hooks come with it, common sizes for lures are 2, 4, and 6.

 

So True.

 

Most companies say exactly what size and brand they are.  Some you may have to ask or do the set trebles next to the bait and compare technique.

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Ok, yes thanks.  It looks like the manufacturer website is the best place.  TW seems to be hit or miss. 

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I have a bunch in various sizes, and from there, I just eyeball it.  Sometimes I change the size due to the OE hooks tangling.

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Sometimes I change the size due to the OE hooks tangling.

 

Oh, how that aggravates me when they do that. 

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The newer BIll Lewis Rat-L-Traps are terrible with hanging up. They're good hooks, but they just get tangled up too much. 

 

The newer Jitterbug hooks seem to be pretty bad as well. 

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I use the shorter shank trebles and that normally keeps them from tangling and often go up in a size without an issue. But most hooks on cranks are either a #2, 4, or 6.  

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I changed all the hooks,on every crankbait,topwater i own last winter. Using the kvd 1x2x and up sizing i found i used more no.4 and no.2

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If you never changed out hooks before then the easiest thing to do is look at a manufacturers website and see if you can find the size of the hook but there are some little things to remember. When changing hooks on topwaters or suspending jerkbaits, be very wary of trebles that say 2X strong unless somebody you know has used them on the bait you want to change. The reason is topwaters and suspending jerkbaits are weight sensitive and any hook that has 2X or similar markings mean the hook is stronger which translates into heavier diameter wire that makes it strong but also adds weight. The easiest way is to try different hooks with your baits and see if they have a negative impact but it is very hard to do so I suggest start with a brand you can afford to buy several packs of and try those. Most common size hook for crankbaits is a #6 but a lot of the square bills in the 1.5 size use a size #4, so if I wanted to replace some stock hooks I'd pick a brand of hook out and then go get a pack of the size #6,#4, and the #2 and then you can match them up to what is on the baits you want to replace.

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I normally go up one size on the trebled if they don't interfere with each other if there's two hooks. Or I put the larger one in the rear. I get better hook ups this way on the crankbaits.

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