Main Menu
Newest Members
WTXBA806, robbiehoover, texasggm, bassjerker112, EHC
108878 Registered Users
Top Posters
TexDawg 89591
hopalong 78895
Pilothawk 76928
John175® 68859
JDavis7873® 67392
Derek 🐝 61251
FattyMcButterpants 60904
Tritonman 58254
LoneStarSon® 54732
SkeeterRonnie 53594
Forum Stats
108878 Members
61 Forums
782777 Topics
10100078 Posts

Max Online: 36273 @ 01/23/13 02:34 PM
Topic Options
#12566493 - 01/06/18 01:28 PM Flutter spoon hack
gut hooked Offline

Registered: 02/24/11
Posts: 384
So a buddy recommended that i swap out the treble on a 1oz spoon with a worm hook and put a trailer behind the a brush hog or something similar.....any thoughts?

#12566578 - 01/06/18 03:32 PM Re: Flutter spoon hack [Re: gut hooked]
criglizard Offline

Registered: 05/22/08
Posts: 407
The worm hook could minimize snagging brush or trees but I throw a spoon a lot and the treble doesn’t cause problems for me. You will likely decrease your hookup ratio quite a bit as lots of fish hit the spoon but don’t bite it enough to grab a single hook. The trailer will most likely kill the action of the spoon. I’ve never heard of that and it doesn’t make sense to me but maybe I’m missing something...

#12566585 - 01/06/18 03:41 PM Re: Flutter spoon hack [Re: gut hooked]
Bruce Allen Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 06/11/06
Posts: 2306
Loc: Lake Fork, Texas
use a feather instead, won't effect the action as much as something more solid
Lake Fork Anglers
Faze 4 Bass Anglers: Team Competition
Hard Core..Major League Fishing format

Lake Fork Sportsman's Association

We are VERY PROUD to Annouce our Induction into the
Texas Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame.

Contact me to schedule the LFSA Live Release Boat for your Lake Fork tournaments.

#12566603 - 01/06/18 04:09 PM Re: Flutter spoon hack [Re: gut hooked]
str1249 Offline

Registered: 11/11/08
Posts: 274
Loc: Texas
Back in the day, people would hook an Uncle Josh pork rind on the spoon, but it was cast and retrieved, not jigged.
Might still work but it will definitely hinder the fluttering.

#12566732 - 01/06/18 06:08 PM Re: Flutter spoon hack [Re: str1249]
Cameron Offline
TFF Guru

Registered: 08/03/04
Posts: 13472
Loc: Lake Fork, Texas

#12566777 - 01/06/18 06:31 PM Re: Flutter spoon hack [Re: gut hooked]
gut hooked Offline

Registered: 02/24/11
Posts: 384
Yeah i get it.....the trailer would kill tbe action......but if i don't ask, i'll never know.....thanks for all of the input

#12567274 - 01/07/18 08:44 AM Re: Flutter spoon hack [Re: gut hooked]
ezbassin Offline
TFF Guru

Registered: 01/15/04
Posts: 13275
Loc: Mansfield, Tx.
I did that on a couple of flutter spoons. I attached an Owner screw lock hook and then added 1/2 the length of a zoom finesse worm. I was going on a guide trip and we were going to fish with spoons that day. I showed up with it and he said to go ahead and try it but he was skeptical about it working. When I caught a good fish on it on the first cast, he said, well I guess it does work.

I don't know if it kills some of the action of the spoon, but it worked that day. It was on a large flutter spoon, so it might not work so well on smaller spoons.

I think I used a 2/0 hook. There isn't much room in the eyelet of the hook to slip the split ring through since it already has a screw lock through it.

Edited by ezbassin (01/07/18 08:47 AM)

#12567297 - 01/07/18 09:02 AM Re: Flutter spoon hack [Re: gut hooked]
Jaret Latta Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 01/06/07
Posts: 8193
Loc: Austin, Tx/Nacogdoches, Tx
Add the owner stinger hooks to the front like they do in saltwater

#12567342 - 01/07/18 09:31 AM Re: Flutter spoon hack [Re: Jaret Latta]
James Biggs Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 07/11/06
Posts: 3045
Loc: DFW area
Originally Posted By: Jaret Latta
Add the owner stinger hooks to the front like they do in saltwater

This works pretty well.

#12567375 - 01/07/18 09:48 AM Re: Flutter spoon hack [Re: gut hooked]
Brad R Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 03/09/15
Posts: 1938
Loc: Texas
Maybe a bit more finesse than a typical flutter spoon and a different action, too, but VMC makes a Gliding Jig that works best with a light trailer. I twist off its silly stock bait keeper and attach a tiny Owner centering pin, then screw on a very small Keitech paddle tail bait. The hook is on top, point up, so fairly snag free and easy for a bass to get hooked on. Two profiles fall through the water column differently but the general action looks like a paper airplane cutting left and right as it falls to the ground.

This would be pretty interesting if a larger form of it were available: the flash of a spoon, gliding motion on its fall, trailer options.

Something like this could be a "cast and retrieve" technique or fished vertically (raised and dropped).


Gliding Jig


© 1998-2018 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide