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Many of my waters are very weedy. I've been playing around with hook arrangements for hardbaits to make them more weedless, but still hook fish well.

 

There are some such lures out there with double hooks. Do they hook fish?

 

Other ideas?

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Mustad makes some good weedless treble hooks. Running double hooks so the points are up agianst the body helps and you can test that by cutting off the downward hook.

Form my experience the diving lure with a bill dig into weeds more then the hooks. Using braid line to snap off the weeds also helps. 

I have mostly given up on weedless hard lures with treble hooks.

Tom

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Paul I have used the single owner replacement hooks on some jerk baits & topwater baits. The rear hook faces up & the front hook faces down. It's illustrated on the package. The hook up ratio seems really good. On baits with three trebles I just replace the front & rear hooks to maintain balance. 

 

https://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Owner_Single_Replacement_Hook_X_Strong/descpage-OSRH.html#customer_reviews

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Last winter I bought some Norman Scorpions and a Rapala bait , dont remember the name of them . They are lipless crankbaits with weed guards . I had the places planned where I wanted to use them but the spots got over-run with skunk-weed so I  never did try them . I hope to try them this year .

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Rapala Weedless Shad. 

 

For some reason they are not available in the US. 

 

I have some extras so PM me if interested.

 

 

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8 minutes ago, Comfortably Numb said:

Rapala Weedless Shad. 

 

For some reason they are not available in the US. 

 

I have some extras so PM me if interested.

 

 

WSD_PEL.jpg

Thats the one's I bought .

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Cover Strike treble hook guards is something newer I haven't tried.

This may seem unusual Scroungers are fairly weedless and the action triggers strikes like a hard bait and that is what I use in lieu of a treble hook lure.

Tom

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Thanks all.

On 12/29/2018 at 6:59 PM, Dwight Hottle said:

Paul I have used the single owner replacement hooks on some jerk baits & topwater baits. The rear hook faces up & the front hook faces down. It's illustrated on the package. The hook up ratio seems really good. On baits with three trebles I just replace the front & rear hooks to maintain balance. 

 

https://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Owner_Single_Replacement_Hook_X_Strong/descpage-OSRH.html#customer_reviews

Dwight, I just received some saltwater "Twitch-baits" that come with single hooks, arranged as you describe. I've been debating the single hooks. It might be that they would swim through, and rip free of, vegetation better than trebles would. But I was concerned about hooking ability. So, I've got some with single's, doubles, and trebles, and... will wait for the ice to break. :) Thanks for your input.

 

I've been playing with double hooks on lipless too, and single tail hooks, which I've used for BIG fish like salmon, pike, and muskies. Patrick Sebile claimed that double hooks hook just fine.

 

And thanks, @Comfortably Numb. They look interesting. Look like a hardbait bodied weedless spoon. I found that website and found the BG color, which I'd prefer -although I suspect the bass wont differentiate, but, you know how it is. :rolleyes: Thanks so much for the offer.

 

Tom, I actually have some (ancient) weedless trebles, but I've never tried them out. I guess their bulk spooked me. :) 

 

Looks like I've created another project for myself: singles, doubles, weedless trebles, ... Curiosity, and iced over waters...

 

 

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