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Sight for Sore Eyes #13643032 07/24/20 07:34 PM
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Thought I would share a review on a new gadget I got today. It is called TYEPRO, and is for anyone wanting an aid with getting 4 lb test line through the small eyes of a #5 or #6 bluegill hook, and getting help with starting the knot process. This is for anyone old (like me) or someone with shaky hands, poor eyesight etc. I tried it out today on the #6 VMC spinshot dropshot hooks I use & it works great. You can go to the TYEPRO website & check out the video. This is going to save me a lot of time & headaches getting set up before the trip to the lake, plus if you do your re-ties on the lake it should prove invaluable...if you use a different type of knot it may not work for you, but this is the knot I have always used so it was made for me...

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Oh Boy...Thanks Vogey. Just what I need. clap


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Re: Sight for Sore Eyes [Re: Vogey] #13643148 07/24/20 09:05 PM
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Thanks Steve, I will check it out. The 7 lb sinking braid I use is a lot smaller than 6 lb test mono. Sometimes it takes me 20 minutes to get rigged up with that stuff.

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Tom...I don't think it works with braid...

Re: Sight for Sore Eyes [Re: Vogey] #13643606 07/25/20 03:34 AM
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So far so good for me. I might need one of those hopefully in the very distant future. thumb


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Re: Sight for Sore Eyes [Re: Vogey] #13643818 07/25/20 01:47 PM
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I hope I don't need one for a very long time! 20/20 without out any glasses. woot

Re: Sight for Sore Eyes [Re: Vogey] #13643866 07/25/20 02:25 PM
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Looks like a slick tool. I wonder if it will work with jigs as small as 1/64th oz? I fish those on 2 and 4 pound line and sometimes it is a little hard getting the line through those tiny eyes while bobbing along in the float tube.


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Re: Sight for Sore Eyes [Re: Vogey] #13643907 07/25/20 03:06 PM
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Flags...Watch the video on their website...He is using jigs to demonstrate, but I am not sure of the sizes...

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Originally Posted by Vogey
Flags...Watch the video on their website...He is using jigs to demonstrate, but I am not sure of the sizes...


I did watch it. But I don't know if that slot for the eye of the hook is too wide for a 1/64th oz. The eye is pretty small on those and I'm thinking the plastic will be too thick.


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Re: Sight for Sore Eyes [Re: Vogey] #13644572 07/26/20 02:36 AM
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Flags...Don't know. The smallest hook I have is a #10 Salmon egg hook...tried it and it worked great on that tiny hook...

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Might just look into that. Right no I use readers glasses and they seem to work just fine for me. It still takes me a little time to tie a rig on but I manage. Tyepro might make it easier for me.

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Gitter...One of the reasons it makes it easier for me is that when I try and get the 7 or 8 twists to make the knot, the swivel on the VMC spinshot does it's job and unravels the twists, so I have to start over & over & over, trying to hold the swivel steady in place while I get the line through the loop. It eliminates that problem...

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This is the way I do a drop shot, it might be easier for you too.


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Thanks Techno...I can see this as a definite advantage for bigger hooks...

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Originally Posted by Vogey
Thanks Techno...I can see this as a definite advantage for bigger hooks...

Another advantage is having the hook extend out from the main line so that the bait is dangling in an enticing way, plus you get a better Hookset because they can grab the bait all the way into the mouth.

I used to tie the Palomar knot straight into the main line, but I found I caught more fish by having a loop knot extend out away from the main line.

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