The price you pay. That’s what I want to talk about today: the price you pay throwing lures with treble hooks.
Now, most folks think it’s easier to hook a fish on a treble hook. It actually isn’t. You get far better hook sets with a single hook. The other problem is good treble hooks are expensive; they often cost a dollar apiece. But it’s worth the investment to buy them. And when you’ve got a new lure, take those factory treble hooks off, throw them away, and put a quality treble hook on the back and on the front.
Here’s the other secret, folks: When you replace the trebles and put a premium one on your lure, go to a shorter shank model. When you put a shorter shank treble on, the fish is pinned closer to your bait. It can’t move its head and use the bait as leverage and throw it.
Buy premium hooks, short shank models, you’re gonna increase your catch substantially.
Happy Fish’n,Gord “The Doc” Pyzer