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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