Swapping treble hooks for singles

Discussion in 'General Fishing' started by Hardluk81, Nov 26, 2016.

  1. krash

    krash Well-Known Member

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    Was changing out a couple today, recently purchased a couple new packages of the VMC inlines, they were in different package more like the Owners instead of the hard blister like pack they previously ones I had were in. It appears they have also change the style a little bit, the ring is more like the Owner as well...

    Question to you guy who do change out hooks, what brand/style split ring pliers do you use, like, dislike ? I've tried several brands and sizes.
    I just can't find a pair that works well for the size lures we all use inshore fishing. Always end up with hook point, pliers point, or split-rin stuck in my fingers.
     
  2. Zika

    Zika I Love microskiff.com!

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    I've had a pair of Texas Tackle split ring pliers for years and they've worked great for swapping out hooks/split rings.

    Have also tried the VMC in-line hooks and changed out a few plugs with trebles like on my Skitter Walks. I'm still not sure whether I like them or not. Rapala is using singles for all the new saltwater plugs like the Twitchin' Mullets though and the hooks are pretty durable.
     

  3. Ron_D

    Ron_D I Love microskiff.com!

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    Texas Rackle Executive Split ring pliers
     
  4. krash

    krash Well-Known Member

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    Was checking out the TT sprit wing pryers... whats different or better with the executive vs standard version of these pliers... looks like executive does not have the foam/rubber coating and would be slippery if yer hands was wet.
     
  5. Zika

    Zika I Love microskiff.com!

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    Had mine so long they were the only version available. Mine have red rubber coating on the handles. Sure grip but I do most of my rigging in my home office, so don't have to worry about wet or fish slime.
     
  6. Ron_D

    Ron_D I Love microskiff.com!

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    They are smaller and work for smaller split rings. I have used them for sizes 4-2/0 without issue for years. Never had a problem using them without the rubber coating.
     
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