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Author Topic: Best replacement hooks for deep cranks  (Read 1980 times)

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StarBoard7

Best replacement hooks for deep cranks
« on: July 26, 2012, 09:43:25 AM »

Hey guys ,

Losing too many fish on these lures with the stock hooks so wanted to try changing them out.
Primary fish great lakes for smallies .
What are some hooks/sizes I should consider when replacing the stock hooks on 5/6xd cranks or deep cranks in general?

Thanks for any help guys!
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Re: Best replacement hooks for deep cranks
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2012, 10:25:50 AM »

1. kvd triple grips
2. regular triple grips (mustad)

a good crankbait rod will make a big difference as well.
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Re: Best replacement hooks for deep cranks
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2012, 10:46:22 AM »

KVD Triple grips and a Kistler Helium composite crankbait rod
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Re: Best replacement hooks for deep cranks
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2012, 02:04:24 PM »

Thanks guys.
Are the kvd triple grips you guys are referring to the short shank hooks?
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Re: Best replacement hooks for deep cranks
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2012, 02:07:10 PM »

yes. kvds are the short shank version of the regular triple grips. you can usually get away with using the next size bigger.
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Re: Best replacement hooks for deep cranks
« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2012, 06:05:30 PM »

Been using Mustad Triple Grips for a long, long time. Probably since about the time they first came out. I really like the newer, shorter shank hooks in a slightly bigger size. I don't often go to a number 2 but will if the lure supports it and still has great action. I use lots of the number 4.

Since I don't fish the tournaments anymore, I've gotten a little lazy and sloppy with crankbait trebles, but I still have a big box full of original crankbait trebles of many shapes and sizes (usually a size or two too small). I should probably bag those babies up and put them in a garage sale somewhere... I'm sure someone would use them!
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