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Thread: Rapala - replacing hooks

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    Rapala - replacing hooks

    I caught a few trout over the weekend with a repala CD5 (brown trout lookalike). Great lure, with a great action.

    The issue I have is that the treble hooks are pretty tough on trout, especially wee ones. Anyone replaced the trebles with singles? My concern is maintaining the action of the lure.

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    Yep I do with a single hook that has a straight shank, rear hook facing upwards to prevent snags on the bottom etc. Google has a wide range of hook types and set ups you can try.
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    It will run fine with singles. Look for hooks with straight shank and eye to replace with.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoshC View Post
    Yep I do with a single hook that has a straight shank, rear hook facing upwards to prevent snags on the bottom etc. Google has a wide range of hook types and set ups you can try.
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    Cheers for the replies guys. Will give that a whirl.

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    I run all my lures with single hooks were possible fresh n salt water a hell of a lot more user and fish friendly.. trebles tend to be pretty terminal ..ask @Munsey
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    I just cut the trebles off and leave the upward facing hook on @Gibo rapala has been trimmed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dundee View Post
    I just cut the trebles off and leave the upward facing hook on @Gibo rapala has been trimmed.
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    You might as well cut the lower one right off.
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    Dont bloody loose that one Dundee. Its a good one

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    I hate trebles, and replace them with doubles before using the lure
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    Not a bad idea Dundee. Do some people just run the hook on the rear, and not use the "belly" hook at all?

    I noted all five trout I landed in the weekend were hooked in the mouth by the rear hook (and then by the fin or gill plates by the other bugger).

 

 

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