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Packers41280

New Angler From Indiana

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Hello everyone.

 

I have been fishing for about three years. Fishing is alright here in NW Indiana, just can't find anything outside of Lake Michigan. I go up to Maryland every summer to fish with my grandfather, and we have a great time. Last year I caught a big 13 inch perch and a couple footlong LMB. Had a great time as usual.

 

I got some new equipment today from Dicks Sporting Goods since I had a gift card.

 

Rapala Husky Jerk x2

Rapala Ultra Light Countdown

Rapala Ultra Light Rattlin'

Rapala Ultra Light Fat Rap

Rapala Ultra Light Floating

 

Hopefully I will be able to go out today before it gets dark, there is a small pond near us that is good for testing  weight and feel of the lures.

 

Also, where can I go to get treble hooks. The Original has red treble hooks and I am not a big fan of those.

 

Thanks

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Hello and Welcome to Bass Resource ~

 

Though not familiar with your local tackle shops, if you are interested in making a purchase on line there are quite a few options.

 

Let us know.

 

A-Jay

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Thanks for replying A Jay. What size/brand would you recommend?

 

You're welcome.

 

You can find the original hook sizes for the baits you've listed on the Rapala site (see link) http://www.rapala.ca/products/ultra-light-minnow

 

As for a brand, Rapala uses VMC, which are good.   I also like the Mustad KVD Elite line as well as Gamakatsu.   Whether you choose round bend or EWG is a personal preference, they both work well.

But be sure to select a wire size that's close to the original as many of those baits are quite light.  If you "Over hook" you'll risk changing the action of the bait.

 

Good Luck

 

A-Jay

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Greetings and Welcome to the forums :)

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Hey, another Hoosier! Also, I don't have a problem with red trebles. But often times replacing stock hooks is a good idea. It definitely helps on lure where the stock hooks are not so sticky!

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Welcome to BR.  Enjoy the forums.  Lots of great folks here.

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Welcome aboard!

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Welcome!

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Welcome to the forums!
 

Jeff

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Welcome Home!

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