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Treble Hooks...vs.. Single Hooks

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Was out last 2 nights, Missed alot of fish. I no more get the rod out of the holder and the fish were coming off. At the landing last night cleaning the 2 we got in the boat..a few guys said to switch out hooks on my spoons to singles.

If this is the case to land more fish....what brand/style and what size hooks are best for this?

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Most likely the fish that got off where Coho, or Steelhead. Hookup rater for both Coho, and Steelhead are low regardless of the hooks you use.

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A couple of the greatest charter captains I know believe 3 hooks on a lure will catch more the one but to each his own pleasure.

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I don't use singles on my spoons, but I do use tandem singles on my flies. You may try swapping out the hooks that come on the plug with a different brand. I have good luck with Gamakatsu and Owner. But keep in mind what Ken said, sometimes it doesn'y matter what hook you have- they will get off.

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Stick with the treble. You won't land every fish. The trick to keeping them on is never to allow any slack in the line when you have a fish on. My wife has trouble with this and loses way more fish than I do. So I told her just keep reeling the whole time you have a fish on. The drag will take care of not breaking the line. Its silly but it seems to work for her.

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It boils down to personal preference and what you believe works best for you. I run all singles and they seem to bury deeper into the fish and they stay hooked up. Sure, some will slap at the spoon but not hook up but I feel the hook up and catch rate has increased since I switched a few years ago. Also nice that I don't have to fight with getting treble hooks out of the net. Best advice is to run some singles for yourself and compare your results.

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