The Best Single Inline Replacement Hooks For Topwater Lures
After the feedback from my last video, I wanted to highlight the best single inline replacement hooks for topwater lures.
In particular, we’re talking about the Salt Strong Moonwalker.
Weak hooks or treble hooks can cause you to lose fish or worse, cause more harm to you and the fish.
Find out more in the video below!!
Best Single Inline Replacement Hooks [VIDEO]
NOTE: Before you read any further, you DO NOT have to replace the hooks that are already on the Moonwalker as it is shipped out to you. The hooks I mention below are a cheaper alternative for when you DO have to replace any single inline hooks on hard-body lures.
Last week, I sent out a tip showcasing the need to change out treble hooks for single inline hooks and have them facing the correct way.
So questions came in asking about the right hooks to use with the Salt Strong Moonwalker Topwater Lure.
Mustad Kaiju Single Inline Hooks
A cheaper but just as strong alternative for single replacement inline hooks is the 1/0 Mustad Kaiju Single Inline Hooks.
One thing you’ll notice just by looking at the hooks is that the Mustad hooks are a little bit thinner gauge.
The hooks that are on the Moonwalker come to us from Australia (where they go after strong, aggressive fish).
A disadvantage of thicker gauge hooks is you will have to use more power to dig the hook into the fish on the hookset.
Using a thinner gauge hook allows you to use less pressure on the hookset and it is less invasive to the fish’s mouth.
A smaller hole in the fish’s mouth means the hook will also stick better.
Moreover, you can get a whole pack of Mustad Kaiju hooks for the same price as ONE of the other Australian hooks.
Mustad Kaiju hooks have additional features to play to your advantage as well.
They have a needlepoint hook paired with a smaller barb.
The needlepoint won’t create a big hole in the fish’s lips so the hook can slip out.
Additionally, the wide gap between the hook point and shank plays into your hand.
Mustad also finishes their hooks with what they refer to as “Duratin” to help with corrosion resistance.
In addition to the hooks, you can also go ahead and change out any split rings that look corroded and rusted.
I recommend using Owner Hyper Wire Split Rings in the #4 size.
With the Hyper Wire Split Rings, you can change out the hooks multiple times and the split rings will not bend out of shape.
If you’ve been crushing fish with the Moonwalker, it can be to your benefit to swap out the hooks.
You won’t have to worry about hooks failing you and you’ll have the best hooks for inshore fishing.
Do you have any more questions about the best single inline replacement hooks for hard-body lures?
Let me know what you think down in the comments!!
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