5 Steps To Quickly Replace Treble Hooks With Split Ring Pliers [VIDEO]

Split Ring Pliers Tutorial

We’ve had a bunch of members asking us to show you the quickest way to replace treble hooks on your lures.

And even though there are a bunch of videos on how to replace hooks, no one really focused in on the trick to using split ring pliers (like we’ll show you here).

To make it easy for you, we’ve written out step by step instructions with screenshots and posted the video below.

Enjoy and let us know if you have any questions by leaving a comment at the bottom of the post.

5 Steps To Using Split Ring Pliers:

Step #1: Find the end of the split ring where one of the coils ends.

Step #2: Open the ring with the split ring pliers. Place the flat part of the pliers into the ring, and use the notched part of the jaw to open the ring.

Step #3: Place the hook between the two coils of the split ring. Once you do this, turning the hook will allow you to remove the hook from the split ring.

Step #4 [Time-Saving Tip]: Place the new hook in the opening between the coils. Since the coil is already open, this will allow you to remove the old hook and insert the new hook at the same time, without having to open up the ring twice.

Step #5: Squeeze the hooks together, turn them and remove the old hook as you insert the new one.

And that’s it! Those are the five easy steps to use split ring pliers to remove hooks and replace them with new ones.

You can check out the full video here:

The Best Way To Use Split Ring Pliers

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james Hunt
1 year ago

Hi guyz. Ordered your combo pack of split rings, scissor/pliers,Mustad hooks. Everything I need to switch out hooks on Super Spook Jr. One caveat however, the furnished pliers were hard to use (for me), I had better luck with a dedicated pair of pliers that were larger. Probably just my technique. I have not given up on them as I still use them to cut line. Note, I am NOT the same “James” that posted a month ago.Oh BTW..THANKS for combining my orders and the fast shipping.

Nicholas G
1 year ago
Reply to  james Hunt

LOVE the Super Spook Jr. bone color inshore for just about everything. I replace trebles with offset circles so can dodge the weeds. Best topwater to start kids with in my experience. Not sure if helps, but commenting as the Super Spook Jr. has got me some BIG smiles on the boat.

1 year ago

Can someone explain to me if treble hooks are bad for fish (and people), why does every manufacture that makes hard bait use them and we wind up having to use inline hooks to replace them? what is truly the purpose of treble hooks if its THAT bad for fish (and people)? I am just fishing for the fun so i am a C&R fisherman. 🙂 So why can’t the manufacture make hard bait using inline hooks instead of treble hooks?

2 years ago

Can’t get the ring open far enough to get hook started. Do I need bigger rings?

Donald V Phillips
3 years ago

A link to split rings and pliers would be awesome

Austin Quina
4 years ago

Thanks Tony do you have a link to how you go about selecting better hooks and split rings for hardbaits? I seem to remember one in the past but can’t find it. Thanks.

Ralph Nicosia-Rusin
5 years ago

Thanks Tony, useful details for saving time and aggravation.????

Curtis Thompson
5 years ago

I can see that I need a smaller pair of piers. Thought I knew how to do this. I have been getting it done but this is better. Thanks!

Jose Rodriguez
5 years ago

Thanks Tony, what pliers do you use and do you recommend them?

Alan Whitworth
5 years ago

-+Thanks Tony. I like your idea of loading the new hook along with the old hook to save time and effort.


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