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I often fish lures with treble hooks on 30 pound braid. I'm looking for treble hooks that are weak enough to bend out on a snag before my line snaps and I lose the lure. Rather than buys a bunch and do some trial by error I wanted to see if anyone knows ones that will bend with less than 30 pounds of force. 

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I tried to back away, but I have to not answer the question with a non-answer.  To me, you need a good lure retriever that you have confidence in.  A hook that will straighten out of wood or rocks WILL lose fish.  No question in my mind, whatsoever.

 

Also, since you didn't ask about line, I'll not answer that, too.  Consider line other than braid.  I believe that 'other than braid' will allow you the 'give' to work around wood, rocks, docks, etc with less likelihood of getting 'stuck'....imo

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Tackle warehouse used to sell o-rings that went on your trebles and connected to the lure, they would bend out and you'd lose the treble but not the lure. I don't know if they are still made, I watched a video about them on YouTube.  

 

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^In response to Mikes video (Youtuber who made that video). 

I love how people think that a 3 pound bass only pulls with 3 pounds of force. Fish have muscles, just like humans. Go put a 150 pound adult on a bench or in a squat rack, and I bet you a majority of them will put up more weight than what they weigh. The same theory goes for fish as well. 

I'd be willing to bet that a 4 or 5 pound bass would easily pull those rubber rings off, especially if you were using braided line with zero stretch. 

 

Sorry for the rant, I just can't stand a lot of the BS that I hear coming out of a lot of these young YouTube guys, especially 1rod1reel. 

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1rod1reel is a cool kid you always have to keep in mind that he is still pretty much a kid in his very early 20s and I was much more of an idiot in my 20s than he is so I give him much props for his accomplishments as a full time you tuber.

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I use 15lb braid on my spinning reel that i use to throw smaller KVD 1.0 and 1.5 squarebills.  I have about a 50% success rate of saving hung up squarebills in these sizes by pulling on the line because the treble will bend before the line breaks.

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Just get a plug knocker.  Mine has never failed to get a bait back.

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I had to break off 30lb braid the other day and I had to pull with all the force I could muster to get it to pop.  I was fishing a t-rig and I assume that the weight had gotten wedged in some rocks, as I was amazed that the hook didn't bend out.  I can't see how even a 10lb bass can pull with as much force as a 200lb person with his feet firmly planted on a diamond plate dock.  I would absolutely prefer to lose a fish (that I was going to release anyway) over losing a $6-10 crankbait in any case, so I think the idea of a "break away" o-ring has some merit. 

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18 minutes ago, Bunnielab said:

  I would absolutely prefer to lose a fish (that I was going to release anyway) over losing a $6-10 crankbait

Not I

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We also don't encourage releasing fish with hooks embedded in their mouth.  They don't just "rust out," like so many believe.

These are less than $15.  Seems like a logical choice to me...

 

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1 hour ago, fishballer06 said:

I'd be willing to bet that a 4 or 5 pound bass would easily pull those rubber rings off, especially if you were using braided line with zero stretch. 

theres this thing called drag. you set it so you dont break those rings off.

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This is 20 pound test braid, with a palomer knot. I can't imagine you not being able to bend out a treble hook. 3/0 KGD Mustad worm hook. 

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I prefer the weak link in my setup be between my ears. 

:P

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14 minutes ago, J Francho said:

I prefer the weak link in my setup be between my ears. 

:P

Oh wait... Your a moderator... I'll just shut up now:lol:

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No worries, lol!

Just adding some silly to the thread. 

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