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I recently bought a pack of spinnerbait trailer hooks that include the tubing. I am confused on how the tubing is to be used.  it appears to be approximately 1/8 inside diameter which is obviously much larger than than the shank of the spinnerbait hook. is this some type of shrink tubing?

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not shrink tubing....i found that out

what you do is cut a small piece of the tubing and place it OVER the eye of the trailer hook.  Then pierce the tubing through the eye of the trailer hook, with the main hook.  Slide it down to where it should be and you're set.

Jason

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Jason gave you one of the methods. The other is to just slip the trailer hook eye over the main hook, then put a piece of tubing on the main hook to keep the trailer hook from coming off.

I prefer the latter method, but not everyone does. It's up to you: do your want your trailer hook to stay in a fixed position (sort of) or do you want it to swing freely?

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Jason gave you one of the methods. The other is to just slip the trailer hook eye over the main hook, then put a piece of tubing on the main hook to keep the trailer hook from coming off.

I prefer the latter method, but not everyone does. It's up to you: do your want your trailer hook to stay in a fixed position (sort of) or do you want it to swing freely?

I think this method is much more efficient. I had problems with bass shaking loose when the tubing was placed over the eye of the trailer hook because the hook didn't move. Once I changed to the way that allows the hook to swing freely, I saw increased catch rates.

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Jason gave you one of the methods. The other is to just slip the trailer hook eye over the main hook, then put a piece of tubing on the main hook to keep the trailer hook from coming off.

I prefer the latter method, but not everyone does. It's up to you: do your want your trailer hook to stay in a fixed position (sort of) or do you want it to swing freely?

I think this method is much more efficient. I had problems with bass shaking loose when the tubing was placed over the eye of the trailer hook because the hook didn't move. Once I changed to the way that allows the hook to swing freely, I saw increased catch rates.

I experienced same thing, better results with tubing on main hook method, not over eye of trailer hook.

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Well Kevin Vandam prefers the un-fixed loose position so that's why it's the best! :o  

(Or so says my fishing partner!)

(joke) Ha ha!

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