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Quick Zara spook question

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Just bought my first name brand Zara spook.  Pulled it outta the package and the attachment point/line loop looks all crooked.  Is it supposed to be like this for the walk the dog action, or is this just a quality issue with this particular example?

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I mainly fish super spook jr's which have a straight line tie. But I do have a couple full size spooks and the line tie is offset like the one in your picture. Unless both of mine have the same issue as yours I would say it is normal.

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those line tie loops are screwed on, you can just twist it. Don't worry about its durability, i have yet to have one pull out, and many lures use screw-in line/hook ties

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Straighten it out and put a split ring on it. You'll be walking in no time.

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It should be straight vertically,  And quite importantly,.. these lures should be either, tied on with a loop knot, connected to the line with either a snap or a split ring, for them to walk correctly. Tying directly to the loop with a polamar knot, improved clinch knot, etc.,..will hinder its action.

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Thanks everyone!

Keith, I watched Glenn Mays video last night on the spook and he mentioned the same thing.  I'll be using a split ring.

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If you do unscrew it and such i always crazy glue it back in ...never had one come out its just what i do to any bait with screw in eyes and hook hangers

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I've always thrown any walk the dog lure on a swivel. It makes it much easier to work the bait. Plus, if you swivel it, it won't matter if the eyelet is crooked. 

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Unfortunately they make these like garbage these days.  You would do well to replace the crappy hooks while you are at it.

 

 

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Have a spook story to tell that only fishermen will appreciate.

Yesterday, I was parallel-casting my favorite spook and got it hung up in an overhanging tree. I thought I had lost it for sure (I wasn't on a boat so I couldn't just go get it). I pulled back on the line so hard, expecting it to break, and all of a sudden I see the lure come flying back at me. It wasn't until I reeled in the line that I realized the loop on my rapala knot simply came off the eyelet, but it did in a way that allowed the lure to sling-shot back at me. All I did was reclip the loop back on the bait and went back to fishing. I kept thinking how lucky I was...I mean what are the chances of that?  But that's not all...

About 15 minutes later, I got hung up on another branch. This time I could tell the hooks were locked in and it wasn't breaking loose. I had no choice but to cut the line. Except when I did, the lure dropped straight down into the water and the current floated it right back to me! At that point, I had no explanation for how lucky I was not to have lost that lure.

I caught more than just tree limbs too. Hooked into a couple fish as well.  Long live the Zara Spook!

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Go buy a lottery ticket now.

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