Iron Modifying.. come out of the woodwork

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  1. Fat Spottie

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    Aight so I have these two Tady 1/0s single hooks that feel ******** amazing. Good edges, right shape... but they’re duds. So, what can I do to fix them. One of them there is no fixing... it’s about as good as I imagine it could be, wider hips but no fixing that. The second one has even sharper edges and better hips but the eye is tiny af and centered.

    So here’s my question... if opening up the eye would help... would it help more if the eye was more on the bigger side of the hip or smaller side? Would it react more to the amount of space it had to move or???? Does the eye have to be towards a maximum size? Just some thoughts. I’ll post some pictures in a bit.
     
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    Guess I’ll suffer in silence eh?
     
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    Bro, if I knew the answer I would surely tell you. Since nobody's chiming in (I'm surprised about that), I would just start trying stuff. Definitely start with opening that small eye to one side (either side). I mean, if it already swims bad, the worst that can happen is that it continues to swim bad. The situation can only be improved with your efforts.

    Are there any youtube videos on the topic??
     
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    This is the rod building forum, Probably a better question for the lure making group

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    Misery loves company.... so how you guys doing?
     
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    Oh... didn’t realize that
     
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    usually offsetting the eye enhances action..bit do it slowly as they will break
     
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    When I have a dud I always start by looking at the line tie ring. If it is centered I oblong it to the side opposite the side with the "least" amount of kick. Keep in mind I am by no means an expert. When you have a dud you have nothing to loose so start making some changes.

    I look for jigs with offset hips and offset line/hook holes. These allway seem to swim the best. Lay your top jig next to your dud and start working it to mimic the performer.
     
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