making your own weedless hooks????
Posted: 13 March 2009 11:04 AM   [ Ignore ]
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Anyone have any tips or anything on how to make your hooks weedless like the ones with the wire guard on them?

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Posted: 13 March 2009 11:16 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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The Outdoorsman - 13 March 2009 03:04 PM

Anyone have any tips or anything on how to make your hooks weedless like the ones with the wire guard on them?

I have tied on a real heavy (50+ lbs) mono line in front of hooks to weedguard them. It’s soft enough to give when a fish strikes yet stout enough to stand up to weeds.

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Posted: 13 March 2009 12:18 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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I dont follow how you’re doing that.  I fish 50lb braid on my jig and tube rods and I dont see how it will stay put when bumped.  a pic??

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Posted: 13 March 2009 12:29 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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I will take a picture of what Im talking about when I get home. .It works well with mono. Like you say I dont think braid would work at all. This will really work though

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Posted: 13 March 2009 01:10 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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I’ve used these with pretty good success.  The downside is they don’t last long.

http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product_10151_-1_10001_1997_100010000_100000000_100010000_100-10-0

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Posted: 13 March 2009 01:54 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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The Outdoorsman - 13 March 2009 04:18 PM

I dont follow how you’re doing that.  I fish 50lb braid on my jig and tube rods and I dont see how it will stay put when bumped.  a pic??


ok I see i did a poor job explaining it let me explain it a bit better and I took a quick pic which I hope says a thousand words. I use this when I Texas rig. because the hook is buried sometimes I missed the fish. conversly when I exposed the hook I snagged more weeds. This method allows me to expose the hook and it runs nearly weedless allowing a good hook set.. Here’s how it’s done

#1With your main line tied to the hook.  tie a piece of stiff mono (30 lb or better) behind the eye of say a 1/0 straight shank worm hook. Run the line through the eye.

#2 Slide the worm on the hook, and poke the mono into the worm at the hook bend so that the mono forms a loop over the hook point. The loop is stiff enough to fend off weeds and brush but supple enough to give on strikes. This can be used with or without a bullet sinker. but I think it’s knot’s being covered by the bullet sinker make it work better with the bullet sinker.
This homemade weedguard is virtually at no cost and really works!

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Posted: 13 March 2009 02:14 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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First off I want to say I mis-read your original post, I read that you were using braid when in fact you said mono, sorry.  The picture is fuzzy and hard to tell how you attached the 50lb mono on there but I get the general idea now though.  And how you explaind how you attached it makes better sense too.  Thanks

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Posted: 13 March 2009 02:18 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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no problem. 50 may be a bit much will work with as little as 20, 30 is probably ideal. and you’re welcome

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Posted: 13 March 2009 07:03 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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I saw a program once where KVD showed how to tie a weed guard using heavy flouro. I cant remember the knot but im sure you could invent a knot to make a weed guard

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Posted: 15 March 2009 11:15 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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The Outdoorsman - 13 March 2009 04:18 PM

I dont follow how you’re doing that.  I fish 50lb braid on my jig and tube rods and I dont see how it will stay put when bumped.  a pic??


ok I see i did a poor job explaining it let me explain it a bit better and I took a quick pic which I hope says a thousand words. I use this when I Texas rig. because the hook is buried sometimes I missed the fish. conversly when I exposed the hook I snagged more weeds. This method allows me to expose the hook and it runs nearly weedless allowing a good hook set.. Here’s how it’s done

#1With your main line tied to the hook.  tie a piece of stiff mono (30 lb or better) behind the eye of say a 1/0 straight shank worm hook. Run the line through the eye.

#2 Slide the worm on the hook, and poke the mono into the worm at the hook bend so that the mono forms a loop over the hook point. The loop is stiff enough to fend off weeds and brush but supple enough to give on strikes. This can be used with or without a bullet sinker. but I think it’s knot’s being covered by the bullet sinker make it work better with the bullet sinker.
This homemade weedguard is virtually at no cost and really works!

Good idea.

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Posted: 15 March 2009 11:40 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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It’s worked great for me and the great part i didn’t have to buy anything new it’s from stuff we all likely have allready!

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