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Old 1 Week Ago   #1
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Single hooks for Rapala Original?

Alongside my boating hobby, I'm an avid fisherman and have just discovered Rapala Original lures. They come with treble hooks that I would like to replace with some sort of single hook, like a siwash or something similar. There are a lot of options out there to choose from, and I have no idea what would work best.

The sizes I use are F-03, F-05, F-07, and F-11. I was thinking about using #8 or possibly #10 for the smaller ones if I can find them, but I'm open to suggestions. These are mostly for fishing trout and mackinaw.

I'm also not sure how I should orient them, with the open side facing backwards or forwards. I assume backwards to prevent snags..


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Being a fisherman in Idaho, I have considered this too. A "wiggle wart" is considered a "single hook" when fishing salmon or steal head and it has two treble hooks. But, I don't really know how that would apply to trout fishing the rivers in Idaho???

My experiences pulling Apex (Apex's come with a single hook) is not good. The trout tend to get that single hook deep and more often than not, gill deep. Or in the skull deep! So, I change out the single for a treble fishing trout on the lakes. Just a thought, your mileage my vary...

I wouldn't pull a single behind a rapala and if you pinch the barbs on the treble, they may be good to go. I'd ask a fish and game guy first. But IMHO, I would not pull a single hook on a repala. Or throw purple or red... Bull trout love toughs colors..
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