single hooks on cranks

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Re: single hooks on cranks

Postby ScoobyDoo » Fri May 26, 2017 12:48 pm

Finnz922 wrote:Which way do you attach the front hook? Point towards the nose of the bait or tail?



Belly hook point facing line tie...rear hook facing up.

owner posts hook weights on their packaging...

I find that size 4, 2 and 1/0 are my most commonly used sizes.

I'll even use a single size 2 on tiny 45mm baits. leaving off the rear hook.

A pair of size 4's on 70mm baits often works great as well.

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Re: single hooks on cranks

Postby Finnz922 » Sat May 27, 2017 6:03 pm

ScoobyDoo wrote:
Finnz922 wrote:Which way do you attach the front hook? Point towards the nose of the bait or tail?



Belly hook point facing line tie...rear hook facing up.

owner posts hook weights on their packaging...

I find that size 4, 2 and 1/0 are my most commonly used sizes.

I'll even use a single size 2 on tiny 45mm baits. leaving off the rear hook.

A pair of size 4's on 70mm baits often works great as well.


The front hook doesn't cause any snag issues? Or at least any more than a treble would?
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Re: single hooks on cranks

Postby Strewth » Sat May 27, 2017 7:06 pm

Snags are less of a problem with singles - even with belly hook point facing forward. The other obvious advantages are that a single hook does much less damage to a fish than a treble does, the fish are easier to release, and the lures are much much easier to flick out of trees and bushes. I no longer use trebles at all on any baits, from 40mm to 140mm in size.

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Re: single hooks on cranks

Postby Kravetz » Sun May 28, 2017 10:03 am

I threw a sammy yesterday with a single Vmc 3/0 and it walks so good, less water resistance I'd imagine

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Re: single hooks on cranks

Postby ScoobyDoo » Sun May 28, 2017 11:26 am

Finnz922 wrote:
ScoobyDoo wrote:
Finnz922 wrote:Which way do you attach the front hook? Point towards the nose of the bait or tail?



Belly hook point facing line tie...rear hook facing up.

owner posts hook weights on their packaging...

I find that size 4, 2 and 1/0 are my most commonly used sizes.

I'll even use a single size 2 on tiny 45mm baits. leaving off the rear hook.

A pair of size 4's on 70mm baits often works great as well.


The front hook doesn't cause any snag issues? Or at least any more than a treble would?



Much less..

I think I swapped out 50 packs worth of singles. Never thought about it until now...but I only rolled the points on maybe 3 or 4. But that was in a coffee colored freestone river.

Rust however is an issue

Helps the fish and fisherman...less damage to fish...less likelihood of hooking oneself

Go as big as possible without fouling on the bait and tail hook......Or....you can even forego the tail hook
Sometimes if you go a bit to large the hook will foul on the lip....you can go even bigger and although it can hit the lip...it generllly doesn't foul

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Re: single hooks on cranks

Postby Finnz922 » Sun May 28, 2017 12:44 pm

Awesome thread! Thanks for all the info. Been considering for awhile now, just didn't want to waste money if it wasn't worth it.
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Re: single hooks on cranks

Postby Strewth » Sun May 28, 2017 2:38 pm

The VMC7266 and Coastal Black 7237CB are good for corrosion, as are the Mustad Kaiju singles. Others are correct in pointing out that many lures have better actions with singles due to the lower drag and central weight distribution.

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Re: single hooks on cranks

Postby Slazmo » Sun May 28, 2017 3:22 pm

Another little tip is to daisy chain a couple of small split rings down the back and put your single on, helps the short bite.

Also with the forward hook (centre), if your finding the hook only facing left or right, adding another to the opposite side back to back can help.

I find singles to be a good alternative to trebles, due to their softer nature on the fishes welfare, good corner of the mouth pinning and easier to remove. They seem to last longer and far easier to remove out of a tackle box.

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Re: single hooks on cranks

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Re: single hooks on cranks

Postby Kravetz » Thu Jun 01, 2017 4:20 pm

Nice now I'll have to get some 4/0 singles or maybe 5-6/0

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Re: single hooks on cranks

Postby Kravetz » Wed Jun 07, 2017 5:54 pm

Now my boat is just like that song- all about the bass no trebles

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Re: single hooks on cranks

Postby greatbarracuda » Sat Jun 10, 2017 10:54 pm

Kravetz wrote:Now my boat is just like that song- all about the bass no trebles


Best fishing wordplay ever lol.

On a more serious note, I tried one of my Jackall TN50 lipless cranks equipped with single hooks (#2 Decoy Pluggin Singles) for the first time yesterday and preliminary results were good - came through grass notably better than trebles and landed all 5 fish that hit. Think I'll try a LC Sammy next..

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Re: single hooks on cranks

Postby Pen3 » Wed Jun 14, 2017 3:03 pm

I have also converted 3/4 of my lures to singles. I pretty much only throw trebles when fishing open water or right at the beginning of season where vegetation is still limited. I use mostly the Owners and some Decoy for barbless. The only sucky thing is that my EG hunchback crankbaits have the belly hooks perpendicular, so i cant use singles there.


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