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    Default Replacing trebles with singles

    Hi, recently bought some 7cm hard lures which come with 2 treble hooks on, I'm just wondering if anyone could help me finding out a single hook replacement size, thanks.

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    Default Re: Replacing trebles with singles

    I was using these Changing Trebles to Singles on Mepps

    But i recently sent off for some of these (note, the eye alignment is different):

    Owner SBL-75M Plugging Single Hook for Lure Barbless Size 1 (5678) 4953873105678: Amazon.co.uk: Sports & Outdoors

    Owner SBL-75M Plugging Single Hook for Lure Barbless Size 4 (5647) 4953873105647: Amazon.co.uk: Sports & Outdoors

    You probably want a size 1, 2 or 4, just have to see what looks right.

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    Default Re: Replacing trebles with singles

    Thanks i was toying with the idea of going with 2s

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    Default Re: Replacing trebles with singles

    I've been using this conversion chart for the hooks on my UL lures:

    Replacing trebles with singles-hook-conversion.jpg

    I find with the smallest hardbaits (plugs) it can have a pronounced negative effect on the action.

    Before you invest too much money try it on one or two first would be my advice.

    Jon

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    Default Re: Replacing trebles with singles

    AGM is normally a good source for replacement hooks.

    Lures and lure fishing tackle at great prices!

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    Default Re: Replacing trebles with singles

    Thanks for the table, i'll have to keep that for future reference, and yea i've got some of those hooks from agm on my sea lures.

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    Default Re: Replacing trebles with singles

    Quote Originally Posted by waldi View Post
    I've been using this conversion chart for the hooks on my UL lures:

    Replacing trebles with singles-hook-conversion.jpg

    I find with the smallest hardbaits (plugs) it can have a pronounced negative effect on the action.

    Before you invest too much money try it on one or two first would be my advice.

    Jon
    Thanks for that. Do you bother replacing the belly hook (if there is one) or do you just leave it blank?

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    Default Re: Replacing trebles with singles

    Quote Originally Posted by Another Dave View Post
    Thanks for that. Do you bother replacing the belly hook (if there is one) or do you just leave it blank?
    I always replace the belly and tail (although not sure if I recall ever having a fish on the single belly hook )

    As stated earlier: especially with UL/L plugs or surface lures it pays to use single hooks of a weight simililar to the trebles your replacing. Not too fine a guage wire.

    Too little weight and many lures just don't have a good action.

    Jon.

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    Default Re: Replacing trebles with singles

    I'm fishing Flying Cs for salmon on the Wye. I was going to change the trebles for singles but it's a lot of falffing about when you can get the same effect by just using some heavy duty wire cutters to snip two hooks off the treble. I expect that's not very purist though
    So many cormorants.... so few recipes.

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    Default Re: Replacing trebles with singles

    I have never found a need to change from trebles to singles. Most of my predator fishing whether lure or deadbait is done using trebles.
    Why change and please don't say fish wellfare?

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