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Offline Rtrucking40

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What hooks do you guys use on your tip ups?
« on: February 17, 2016, 08:04:58 PM »
I have a epidemic of missed fish this year on my tip ups.. I have gotten a greater hook up rate with a large treble but at a price of injuring fish because I mostly catch and release. I have tried octopus hooks and have about 50% success with em. Not sure if it's all about timing or there's some better hooks out there I should be looking at!

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What hooks do you guys use on your tip ups?
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Offline HenryDavid

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Re: What hooks do you guys use on your tip ups?
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2016, 08:40:21 PM »
Have you ever tried smaller trebles, size 10 or 12  ?

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Re: What hooks do you guys use on your tip ups?
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2016, 09:14:55 PM »
I use owner Size 4 black nickel trebles. If fish is hooked deep. Just cut line and retie.  No injuries. 

Offline diehard

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Re: What hooks do you guys use on your tip ups?
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2016, 10:05:40 PM »
VMC sure set.  one oversized hool and 2 regular hooks.  check them out  size 6 or 8
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Re: What hooks do you guys use on your tip ups?
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Re: What hooks do you guys use on your tip ups?
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2016, 02:31:39 AM »
#12 and #10 treble hooks by eagle claw are my go to hooks for ice fishing. I'm always cutting hooks off because fish shallow the hooks so I'm not looking at spending tons of $$$ on high end hooks.

Plus, on all my tip up hooks, I smash down 1 barb so that I can put that 1 barbless point into my line backing. That way when you go to set up the next time out on the ice, you aren't messing around with hooks that are buried in your nylon backing.
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Re: What hooks do you guys use on your tip ups?
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2016, 02:31:39 AM »