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Fast Action rod for single hook crankbaits?

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Hey everyone! Pardon me if I'm posting this in the wrong section, its my first post on the site. I was just wondering if single hook crankbaits (switching out the trebles for single hooks) could/should be fished on a fast action rod? 

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Sure you can! I even use fast action rods, braid and no leader on treble hook lures. (Gasp!) Nothing bad has happened to me yet! It’s not popular here, but you can do it.

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It would be no different than fishing a spinnerbait or chatterbait on a fast action rod.

I do it all the time. Helps to pull fish away from cover.

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2 hours ago, Scott F said:

Sure you can! I even use fast action rods, braid and no leader on treble hook lures. (Gasp!) Nothing bad has happened to me yet! It’s not popular here, but you can do it.

Thanks Scott! I try to keep in mind that the tackle industry has brainwashed us into believing we need a different combo for every lure we throw..but I can’t help but notice how I get the feeling that the fast action is pulling the trebles right out. I Think I’ll try out single hooks on the crankbaits, hopefully reduces my chances of getting snagged too. 

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41 minutes ago, Finessegenics said:

..but I can’t help but notice how I get the feeling that the fast action is pulling the trebles right out. I Think I’ll try out single hooks on the crankbaits, hopefully reduces my chances of getting snagged too. 

The rod doesn’t pull the trebles out, the fisherman does by horsing the fish in. How come fast rods don’t pull single hook soft plastic lures out of a fish? What’s the difference with trebles? Maybe someone else can explain to me the theory of treble hooks and moderate rods. I don’t understand. 

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33 minutes ago, Scott F said:

The rod doesn’t pull the trebles out, the fisherman does by horsing the fish in. How come fast rods don’t pull single hook soft plastic lures out of a fish? What’s the difference with trebles? Maybe someone else can explain to me the theory of treble hooks and moderate rods. I don’t understand. 

I think it has to do with the fact that crankbaits are lures that predatory fish *usually* swipe at so the treble often does not have time to get pinned in the fish’s mouth. With a moderate action, the rod is softer (which mean it loads up more compared to a stiffer fast action). Since the rod is softer it has more time to load up and avoid pulling trebles off lightly hooked fish. I’m sure there’s some physics involved with the size and gauge of the treble hooks as well but I’m by no means an expert on any of this stuff. Hopefully someone else can chime in.

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40 minutes ago, Finessegenics said:

I think it has to do with the fact that crankbaits are lures that predatory fish *usually* swipe at so the treble often does not have time to get pinned in the fish’s mouth. With a moderate action, the rod is softer (which mean it loads up more compared to a stiffer fast action). Since the rod is softer it has more time to load up and avoid pulling trebles off lightly hooked fish. I’m sure there’s some physics involved with the size and gauge of the treble hooks as well but I’m by no means an expert on any of this stuff. Hopefully someone else can chime in.

So why wouldn’t the same thing happen with a single hook?

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8 hours ago, Scott F said:

So why wouldn’t the same thing happen with a single hook?

I was always under the impression the danger with trebels is bending the thinner individual points as opposed to the generally thicker single hooks use with plastics.  

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