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Spook hook sizes and "action" 
PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2011 11:31 am Reply with quote
Art Weston
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Just and fyi, I learned that the number one issue impacting the walking of the dog is the size of the rear hook, not the front hook. You can actually go upwards to a 4/0 front hook if the rear size is correctly sized.

I wonder if this is true for minnow baits as well ... have to investigate!

-Art
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2011 10:41 am Reply with quote
Larry Larsen
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Art,

I always put a larger hook on the front of the bait versus the back. Peacocks and other predator fish try to strike at the head of a bait which is more effecient for them. For anglers, probably 80% of the hookups on a two-treble hook lure happen on the front hook. Putting a larger, heavier hook on the tail screw eye of a minnowbait will dampen the action (swing) of most baits (and probably result in less strikes). Just my thoughts.

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