Posts : 656 Join date : 2011-06-27 Location : Orange County
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:That's a nice way to modify the trap hook method. I use similar on live baits larger and longer than 1". If they like to nibble any part of the bait, there's a nice hook awaiting for them.
Yeah, i've done that several years ago while deep sea fishing, but never even occurred to me until I missed a good bite in the harbor only to see several large gashes in my swimbait right behind the hook.
Posts : 905 Join date : 2011-11-08 Location : Riverside
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Wow that's a nice one. I prefer to use setups like that as they use crimps instead of knots. For me it's a lot easier to crimp mono instead of trying to tie a knot.
Really? I do that while fishing, and it's a heck lot easier to tie mono and braid than crimping. However, it's easier to measure out the line, tie it to the eyelet, and crimp. But, wet hands, crimping tools, and crimping ties, hm..not fun if the lines are less than 15lbs.