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Old 12-20-2005, 12:35 PM
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Just curious what modifications you guys do to your plugs??? Hook sizes, hook types, etc... I know some guys remove hooks, or change trebles to siwash.

Any responses appreciated.

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Old 12-20-2005, 02:02 PM
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On most metal lip wood swimmers I remove the rear treble and replace it with either a hookless bucktail or, if it needs the weight to swim properly, a bucktail siwash.
Makes it easier to deal with the yellow eyed demons.

Plastic minnows all get the split rings and hooks changed right out of the box to better quality.

Co8 Redfins and the B16A Bombers sometimes get the middle hook removed and the front hook replaced with a size larger if I want it to dig a bit more, the opposite if I want it to snake on the surface.
NEVER remove the middle hook and replace the rear hook on a Bomber B16A with a dressed siwash about equal to the weight of the front treble - don't do it ;)
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Old 12-26-2005, 01:05 PM
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Thanks Sudsy, Great reply. Wheeewwww, you stopped me from making a terrible mistake ;)

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Old 03-23-2006, 08:20 PM
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Suds I saw a Cordell Redfin that you can put water in it so it digs a bit when the surf is rough. Have you used them?
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Old 03-23-2006, 09:03 PM
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Get outa town - where'd you see this ??
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Old 03-23-2006, 09:47 PM
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The surfcaster 2006 catalogue.
It says the 1 ounce model can be filled with water to increase its cast into the wind and dig in rough water.


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Old 03-24-2006, 12:11 AM
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That's the regular Redfin, we just drill em fill em and seal em up.
I thought is was something new where you can open them up and change the weighting.
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Old 03-24-2006, 12:32 AM
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My bad. the description made me think they had a removable plug or something.
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Old 03-31-2006, 02:38 AM
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I havent really been swappin stuff around on plugs the past year or so, but when I did it alot I would usually remove stock trebles and replace them with round bend trebles, especially on my Largemouth Bass tackle. I would often play around with my Buzzbaits and bend the blades in or out to get them to run faster or slower.



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Old 07-17-2006, 06:47 PM
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"Tuning" your plugs and retrieveal variations is an art form.
Slice a fin S down the center and it will undulate like a sand lance.
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Old 09-17-2006, 04:34 PM
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Who out there modify their lures by switching from trebble to say Siwash hooks; downsize the trebbles from say 3/0 to 2/0 or smaller' replace the tail trebble with a bucktail, totally remove the belly trebble?

Why do you do this and what do you do on each type of lure and how do these modificcations affect the actuion in the water of the lure.

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Old 09-17-2006, 04:39 PM
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I remove all the trebles on my lures, replace with single hooks, and pinch the barbs. Trebles make a big mess, especially mutliple ones and a flopping fish.
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Old 09-17-2006, 05:21 PM
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I remove all the trebles on my lures, replace with single hooks, and pinch the barbs. Trebles make a big mess, especially mutliple ones and a flopping fish.
Thanks for the input. What type of single hooks and size please? And do you think this rehooking changes the way the lure works in rhe water?

I rehook with Siwash Stainless btw and on the larger 3 - 4 ounce lure I remove the trebble and leave that slot empty. Comments please.

(Two weeks until I pack the 4-Rrunner with the Setters and surf gear and drive 19.5 hours to Orleans for my annual rite of humiliation and self punishment.

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The search feature can dig you up lots of information.

https://www.stripers247.com/phpBB2/showthread.php?t=4535
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Old 09-17-2006, 11:58 PM
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Thanks. However, all I was attempting to do here was to initiate a discussion on the subject and find out HOW MANY HERE now rerig their lures and how and why and the results. Pretty simple as I have no horse in this race.
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