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Changing Out Hooks On Spoons

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What size and type of hook would you put on a spoon, ex. an Acme Little Cleo?

 

Short shank, EWG, Roundbend??

What do you use?

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Usually #4 & #6 I like 4x.  At times I use a siwash anywhere from a #2 to a 4/0.

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What size Cleo? I use a #8 or #6 Owner ST36 on the 1/8oz for trout. 

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What size Cleo? I use a #8 or #6 Owner ST36 on the 1/8oz for trout.

Like a 1/2 or 3/8 oz for bass

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I'd probably go with a #6 or #4 then, maybe even a short shank #3 or #2 if you can get away with it. 

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Many times I have put a 1/0 circle hook on my spoons. Less hang ups, and my bites always seem to happen on the fall. ...when I pick up with a circle hook, that IS setting the hook. Lol. ...I don't miss many bites.

You're welcome. :)

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There are lures that come with circle hooks instead of trebles, I've never tried them.

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In all honesty, it makes more sense to have circle hooks on moving lures. Espicially ones that get hit on a pause, or fall. Most people problems with circle hooks is from setting the hook like they've always done.

But on those bites where you pick up your slack and they're there. .... you reeling down to them IS setting the hook with a circle. And you're already making that move anyway!

I still use trebles 90% of the time. ...but this is something I've been experimenting with, espicially in the salt for seatrout. You know how they can toss a treble lure because of their soft mouths. ....I've never had one toss a circle hook. So after a few times of that, I had a spoon I had converted in my kayak when I was bass fishing and thought hey. ...why not? And I did really well. 7 or 8 trips now I've done it and when I get a bite- they've hooked up. I also noticed alot less hang ups, as I fish freshwater spoons on midlake bars and ledges around stumps and trash. ...so I hang up alot. I've only lost one spoon with a circle hook.

Just something to think about. .... probably shouldn't have said anything. Hahhaha. ;)

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