How To Stop Hooks From Snagging Leader Line (With Single Inline Hooks)
Are you sick of your front hook snagging your leader line?
When you swap out your treble hooks for single hooks, it can definitely happen more because the new single hooks are bigger than the treble hooks.
However, there are three things that you can do to help it happen less.
I got sick of my front hook getting fouled up on my leader line and these tips helped a lot.
Check out the video below.
How To Stop Hooks From Snagging Your Leader Line [VIDEO]
Here are three ways to decrease the chance your front hook will foul up your leader line:
Tip #1: Change out your front hook with a smaller hook
This video will help you decide what size single hook to replace your treble hooks with.
Also, I mostly hook fish on the back hook, so having a smaller front hook shouldn’t affect your catch ratio.
Tip #2: Remove the split ring
If your lure has a split rig, remove it.
When the lure is at rest, the split ring will pull your leader down.
Then, when you start twitching it again, there’s a good chance the front hook will get caught on the line.
I’d recommend removing the split ring and using a loop knot to attach your leader to your lure.
Tip #3: Use a snug knot
If the two tips above don’t work, this tip should (although it would be my last resort).
As you can see in the video, tying a snug knot will make your leader stick straight out and have less of a chance to get fouled up.
I usually prefer loop knots because they let you put more action on your lure, but if you’re fouling up your leader every other cast, then it’s worth it to try a snug knot.
When you swap out your treble hooks for single inline hooks, there is a possibility that the front hook will snag your leader line more often.
If this happens, you can use a smaller front hook, remove the split ring if there is one, or, as a last resort, try a snug knot.
Have any questions about using single inline hooks with hard baits?
Do you have any other tips to avoid getting your front hook fouled up on your leader that I didn’t mention?
Let me know in the comments below.
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