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#11946412 - 11/22/16 11:16 AM O-rings on swim bait hooks...
propman Offline
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Registered: 04/06/10
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Loc: Pilot Point, TX
Will putting O-rings on swim bait hooks, especially the big 10/0 Owner Beasts, help or hurt the bait's action?

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#11946493 - 11/22/16 12:08 PM Re: O-rings on swim bait hooks... [Re: propman]
redskeeter190 Offline
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Registered: 05/02/09
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If you mean, for making them weedless.....I'd say no.....

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#11946768 - 11/22/16 03:10 PM Re: O-rings on swim bait hooks... [Re: propman]
361V Offline
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Originally Posted By: propman
Will putting O-rings on swim bait hooks, especially the big 10/0 Owner Beasts, help or hurt the bait's action?
I tie directly to the hooks eye. I could see where it would possibly get you more action(thump) like the O-ring on a crankbait. Sounds like a good "swimming pool test" for you! Post the results. :-)
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#11947894 - 11/23/16 09:38 AM Re: O-rings on swim bait hooks... [Re: propman]
propman Offline
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How would putting an O-ring on a 10/0 Owner Beast Hook, which is a single weighted or weightless hook, make it weedless? I wish I had a swimming pool for this, but I've had one in the past and don't care for caring for one as I've gotten older. Since I retired and moved to Pilot Point I use the beach at the State Park for swimming. I guess that would be the place to go since the boat is temporarily out of service. I do have a friend who said he tried it in one of his friend's pool and it worked good. Got to try it. I think it will give the big plastic swim bait more side to side action if not tied directly to the hook.

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#11948227 - 11/23/16 01:14 PM Re: O-rings on swim bait hooks... [Re: propman]
Jake Shannon(Skeet4Life) Offline
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Registered: 10/31/10
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What are u trying to Do?

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#11948260 - 11/23/16 01:32 PM Re: O-rings on swim bait hooks... [Re: propman]
propman Offline
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I'm just trying to see if the O-ring helps with more body movement than when line is tied directly to the hook's eye.

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#11948266 - 11/23/16 01:36 PM Re: O-rings on swim bait hooks... [Re: propman]
FlaNative Offline
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Registered: 08/19/11
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Loc: Between Azle & Lake Worth
A split ring?
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#11948306 - 11/23/16 02:09 PM Re: O-rings on swim bait hooks... [Re: propman]
propman Offline
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Registered: 04/06/10
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A split ring, yes. Sorry my old brain thinks of them as an O-ring that is split for connecting to a hook or nose of an bait.

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#11948317 - 11/23/16 02:19 PM Re: O-rings on swim bait hooks... [Re: propman]
Jake Shannon(Skeet4Life) Offline
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That makes more sense. I'm really not sure might help with action

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#11948339 - 11/23/16 02:31 PM Re: O-rings on swim bait hooks... [Re: propman]
propman Offline
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The action is what I'm trying to improve on, if it is possible.

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