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Holes in the nose on spooks - purpose?

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I have numerous classic Heddon spooks and zara spooks with holes in the nose (at the front tip of the bait).  I don't think these are all holes that occur because the baits were damaged (some are used and older, some are new).  Is there are reason for this, or is it just a fluke?

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I really don't know the answer to why it's there, but I do know what happens if you move the line tie to that position and plug the original hole.  You'll end up with a bait that will glide more from side to side rather than the typical walk you get with it on the underside of the nose.  It's a great modification for fishing a glassy surface or whenever you don't want to make a lot of disturbance.  It's a bit more difficult to walk that way and that may be the major reason the line tie was moved on the original. It's a possibility that they never re-tooled the molds. 

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20 hours ago, Molay1292 said:

Here is a link to a great article about the spook, it will give some insight.   http://www.in-fisherman.com/midwest-finesse/the-heddon-zara-spook-according-to-charlie-campbell/

Molay thanks for pointing me to that.  I had a feeling I had seen something about that but did not recall where.  Also, I was surprised that the lure would actually come with a spot basically ready to put the line tie in.  That article should be required reading for all rookie spook anglers like me.  Great article.

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3 hours ago, snake95 said:

Molay thanks for pointing me to that.  I had a feeling I had seen something about that but did not recall where.  Also, I was surprised that the lure would actually come with a spot basically ready to put the line tie in.  That article should be required reading for all rookie spook anglers like me.  Great article.

Glad that it helped.

 

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That's a great article! Is the body of the spook solid enough to simply move the line tie into the center of the nose without doing any damage? Would Krazy glue be a good idea (to secure the line tie and to seal the other hole)?

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  Mine dont have any . 

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49 minutes ago, adam lancia said:

That's a great article! Is the body of the spook solid enough to simply move the line tie into the center of the nose without doing any damage? Would Krazy glue be a good idea (to secure the line tie and to seal the other hole)?

I do this to all my hardbaits krazyglue each eye nevera problem im sure there is a waterproof epoxy though.

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Great article on the spooks. Did any of you catch the In'Fishermen's TV show this past weekend? They were actually catching BIG lake trout on a Spook over deep water! Would have never thought it in a million years. :)

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