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#10910071 - 06/10/15 10:13 PM Cranks treble hooks
lodell23 Offline
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Registered: 03/12/14
Posts: 743
Loc: Denton TX
Do y'all prefer the ewg hooks or regular round bends?
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#10910991 - 06/11/15 11:56 AM Re: Cranks treble hooks [Re: lodell23]
bFROG5 Offline
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Registered: 05/24/15
Posts: 518
Loc: Fort Worth, TX.
mustad triple grips 2x strong and match em to the size of the stock crank hooks, or even a size bigger.
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#10910997 - 06/11/15 11:58 AM Re: Cranks treble hooks [Re: lodell23]
timwins31 Offline
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Registered: 02/04/11
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Loc: DFW
I've gone to short shank round bends mostly and I've definitely been losing fewer fish. Triple grips are great once you get a fish on, but they'll also cause you to miss some bites because of the hook point angle.

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#10911087 - 06/11/15 12:43 PM Re: Cranks treble hooks [Re: timwins31]
Fish Killer Offline
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Originally Posted By: timwins31
I've gone to short shank round bends mostly and I've definitely been losing fewer fish. Triple grips are great once you get a fish on, but they'll also cause you to miss some bites because of the hook point angle.


X2!!!!

Been saying this for years! Especially true of slapping fish, and even more important on top waters!
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#10911120 - 06/11/15 12:58 PM Re: Cranks treble hooks [Re: Fish Killer]
Jake Shannon(Skeet4Life) Offline
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Registered: 10/31/10
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Loc: Tyler, Tx/Arlington, Tx
Originally Posted By: Fish Killer
Originally Posted By: timwins31
I've gone to short shank round bends mostly and I've definitely been losing fewer fish. Triple grips are great once you get a fish on, but they'll also cause you to miss some bites because of the hook point angle.


X2!!!!

Been saying this for years! Especially true of slapping fish, and even more important on top waters!

Round bends on all my top waters for sure. KVDs on all cranks but 10xd,8.0, and 8xd I use round bends on those with a slightly heavier wire

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#10911145 - 06/11/15 01:11 PM Re: Cranks treble hooks [Re: Fish Killer]
timwins31 Offline
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Registered: 02/04/11
Posts: 5545
Loc: DFW
Originally Posted By: Fish Killer
Originally Posted By: timwins31
I've gone to short shank round bends mostly and I've definitely been losing fewer fish. Triple grips are great once you get a fish on, but they'll also cause you to miss some bites because of the hook point angle.


X2!!!!

Been saying this for years! Especially true of slapping fish, and even more important on top waters!


100% man, so many fish just slap at those topwater lures, with those hook points pointing in you'll never snag them.

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#10911278 - 06/11/15 02:21 PM Re: Cranks treble hooks [Re: lodell23]
Thad Rains Offline
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Registered: 10/09/01
Posts: 3003
Loc: Lubbock, Texas.
As mentioned above, I have been fishing short shank round bends for a LONG time. Since 2000 or 2001. Hope this helps.

Tight lines, keep safe and good luck.

Thad Rains
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#10911326 - 06/11/15 02:40 PM Re: Cranks treble hooks [Re: lodell23]
lipjerk Offline
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Registered: 03/04/09
Posts: 2320
Loc: Lantana,Tx
I use Mustad KVD 1x Strong 2x Short Triple Grip and upsize the hook. I use KVD round bend on topwater, my next hook I want to try is the Owner Stinger ST-41.

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