LC hook change

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  1. Jordand

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    Who changes the hooks in LCs? What do you use?
     
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    Amazon has the 2/0 pretty cheap. Slightly bigger hook. Not by much.
    The trebles in LCs aren’t the greatest. A bat and 2 Halis bent one side so far on a brand new LC.

    Get rid of the middle hook though, unnecessary IMO.
     
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    Might be wise to swap out the rings too, since you’ll already be there...

    owner hyper rings, #4
     
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    Na, I run with all three hooks. The hit to cast ratio is so low with the LC I want to stick whatever comes near the lure. I probably should remove the middle hook, seems like most hook ups are either on the front or rear hook.
     
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    Sorry Chriwilson but that's a bit pricy for a single hook. LOL

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    Not sure if you’re being funny lol but they come in packs of 4?
     
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    Just ribbing him.
    Thanks for the information.
     
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    Switched a couple to single in line hooks because: a) trebles = troubles (snags, debris, fingers-OUCH), and b) don’t want to skewer fish multiple times that I might want to release.
    Noticed many fewer hook-ups after I did this. Coincidence? Causal? Can’t say as I don’t fish them exclusively. All I know is I have to make a ton of casts with those things to get a hit anyway, so why would miss any of those bumps. Also noticed less salad snags with the single hooks. I doubt that’s a coincidence.
    My best advice: try it on one and see what your impression is. Pluses and minuses.
     
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    Actually, the VMCs in 1/0 come 8 per pack :emoji_call_me:
     
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    Why not?? Those #2s are HUGE!
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    Solder your split rings Then they are10 times stronger. LC hooks are fine, they sharpen well if you are bending them then back off your drag a little. It is always good to slow down and pick your time to gently slide them up the beach.
     
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