Thanks for the info. I thought about clipping the hook off the rear but leavin the post of the hook so the red feathers stay there that I tied and to give it the weight.
I modify all my rapalas for trout by removjng the rear hook and having an elongated 1inch or longer ball swivel (looks like a series of beads). I might try that. It will also move the hook back to hopfully get a Better hook up