|Minnow and single hooks (part 4 of 4)|
|Written by Stefano Pisu|
For this the matching hook-lure cannot be too random: there are lures that suffer seriously, and the size has to be the right one. sizes of lures are not universal, often change depending on the manufacturer, but generally speaking we can say that the most commonly used range from # 1 to # 2/0. A manual of the right match models and size lures does not exist, for this reason we must proceed by trial and error.
HOW DO YOU ASSEMBLE THEM ?
During my experiments I tried all combinations, including hooks upwards rather than down. Without going into the subject, the arrangement adopted by virtually everyone is also the most logical: belly hooks should be hanged with the tip downwards, the tail hook upwards.
With hooks that are not in line with eye stalks ("normal" hooks, in short) you have to apply two rings so that the hook is in line with the lure, it has to have the tip in the center and not addressed to one side. The solution is almost obligatory, and moreover allows the hook more movement , very healthy to avoid fish to pry on the lure or on the hook itself.
THE MOST SENSIBLE CHOICE FOR THOSE WHO ARE SKEPTICAL
For those who want to try, but they are still not convinced, the right choice is to start with a few lures and test them. For example we can use the hooks on the minnows that we use in shallow water or in places at risk of stacking , just to get started and take confidence, or we can opt for this solution when fish heavy and there is a real risk of fish over size, either way you earn. At the same time we can leave the treble hooks on those that we like breams more.
Maybe we can leave as out of our factory minnow barracuda's favorite and everyone you just adapt to this change (not all, as we said, tolerate variations in weight or hydrodynamics), which is the time and fishing trips will tell us what is the best solution for us.
Finally, we suggest all C & R supporters to give it a thought!