HOW TO MAKE A STINGER HOOK FOR TROLLING
Why Do I Need A Stinger Hook?
You need a stinger hook to catch more
fish. A stinger hook’s purpose is to sting
them when you lose them. Or in other
words to catch the one that was going to
get away. As an example, when a striper
bites your lure as it’s being trolled
through the water, sometimes they will
do a short bite and just take your trailer
worm off the hook. With a stinger hook, even if they just do a short bite, there is a hook right there in the
bottom of your trailer worm for the fish to get caught in their mouth as they bite, instead of just slipping
off and getting away.
As I mentioned, Stinger hooks are great for catching those fish that strike the end of the lure and miss
miss the normal hooks. Making a stinger hook is very simple to do, and quick to make. To make a stinger
hook, the first thing you have to do is take the end treble hook off and remove the split ring from your
trolling lure. You'll need a new treble hook and I like the set lock trebles hooks. New hook and 60 pound
split ring and a small piece of 65 pound braided line and a 60 pound barrel swivel Tie your hook end first
and thread with a regular hook.
Untie and Snell your treble on the end, placing one of the three points into the worm trailer. Tie the
swivel end by bunching the worm up on the line. Place the split ring on the lure and attach the stinger!
For trailer worms and chubs I use Strike King! They make the best plastics for these types of applications.
Very soft and pliable, so you wont lose so many worms. With this stinger you wont lose many worms.
This also works with a single hook but seems to swim more true with a treble hook that has been
centered in the worm. Some of the single hooks jeopardize the action of the lure. The singles are much
easier to use as you could imagine. But its all about the wiggle!
Some people said this is too much work for the trouble. It actually only takes about 5 to 6 minutes to
make a few of these. It took me two years to come up with the Idea! It works better with three hook lures
but I used a YoZuri two hook lure to take these pics. The space between the hooks gets too far but the
three hook lures have the middle coverage where as the two makes for a greater space between hooks.
Stinger Hooks for Trolling
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