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

By: Tony Acevedo on January 30, 2019
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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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Austin Quina
1 year 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
1 year ago

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

Curtis Thompson
1 year 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
1 year ago

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

Rudy Whitworth
1 year ago

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