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dennisK

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A hack. Daisy chain split rings for your lures.
« on: November 17, 2022, 07:10:17 PM »

argh.
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Re: A hack. Daisy chain split rings for your lures.
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2022, 07:10:42 PM »

 
It occured to me after a few glasses of wine that daisy chaining split rings is a good way to use smaller eyed hooks. I took a picture. Hope it helps someone.


 
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Re: A hack. Daisy chain split rings for your lures.
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2022, 09:15:36 PM »

I use 2 to 3 inches of fly line backing tied to the bottom of the spoon to a smaller single barbless trailer hook so to not harm the fish I want to release. I was losing way to many cohos before switching to this method. Much better landing ratio since I started doing this. Saw it on this forum and gave it a try. It works.
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Re: A hack. Daisy chain split rings for your lures.
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2022, 10:18:16 PM »

I use 2 to 3 inches of fly line backing tied to the bottom of the spoon to a smaller single barbless trailer hook so to not harm the fish I want to release. I was losing way to many cohos before switching to this method. Much better landing ratio since I started doing this. Saw it on this forum and gave it a try. It works.

I remember that! it was poster 'every day' who always had great insight. Here's the thread:
http://www.fishingwithrod.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=36501.0
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Re: A hack. Daisy chain split rings for your lures.
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2022, 10:27:56 PM »


It occured to me after a few glasses of wine that daisy chaining split rings is a good way to use smaller eyed hooks. I took a picture. Hope it helps someone.


I notice that your hook is on a second split ring not on the main one. All of my lures have it on the main one and I did think a couple times that the limited range of motion might be affecting my results with lures with has been pretty poor? I feel like the fly line technique might be hard for me to do with over 50 lures.
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Re: A hack. Daisy chain split rings for your lures.
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2022, 10:42:05 PM »

Thanks, Dennis. Just a week or two ago, I was thinking about started a hack thread too! :)

I came across open eye barrel swivels a few days ago
https://www.tacklewarehouse.com/VMC_Black_Stainless_Steel_Open_Eye_Rolling_Swivels/descpage-VOS.html

Can't vouch for them but I'm thinking they'd be useful in avoiding a split ring when you want to add a swivel to the top of a spinner or spoon.
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Re: A hack. Daisy chain split rings for your lures.
« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2022, 07:24:24 AM »


It occured to me after a few glasses of wine that daisy chaining split rings is a good way to use smaller eyed hooks. I took a picture. Hope it helps someone.



as long as the narrow eye octopus hook tracks correctly behind the spoon this looks like a great idea. If that's the case, Owner hooks have a larger eye & might be worth a try. There are also siwash ( open eye) octopus hooks available.
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Re: A hack. Daisy chain split rings for your lures.
« Reply #7 on: November 18, 2022, 08:20:21 AM »

Iv always used a swivel between the spoon split ring and hook for a similar affect . Way better landing ratios as well . Thought of trying the other method but I feel the noise from the metal clanging against the spoons wiggle might actually attract bites as apposed to a noiseless piece of fly line backing or Dacron or whatever . 🤷‍♂️ Iím sure thereís benefits to both
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Re: A hack. Daisy chain split rings for your lures.
« Reply #8 on: November 18, 2022, 08:31:11 AM »

I remember that! it was poster 'every day' who always had great insight. Here's the thread:
http://www.fishingwithrod.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=36501.0
Yes! Thatís the guy who was on this forum explaining the setup. Works like a hot dam! I always get a puzzled look when I ask for 6 feet of fly line backing to purchase. Lol
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Re: A hack. Daisy chain split rings for your lures.
« Reply #9 on: November 18, 2022, 10:06:52 AM »

Yes! Thatís the guy who was on this forum explaining the setup. Works like a hot dam! I always get a puzzled look when I ask for 6 feet of fly line backing to purchase. Lol

That's a good one too. Here's a simple breakdown on how to tie the trailin hook. I've also gotten it to work using 100lb braid.

https://outdooraddictions.wordpress.com/2015/01/01/the-trailing-hook-method/
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Re: A hack. Daisy chain split rings for your lures.
« Reply #10 on: November 18, 2022, 12:43:31 PM »

Good to learn new techniques, will definitely give this a try
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Re: A hack. Daisy chain split rings for your lures.
« Reply #11 on: November 18, 2022, 01:48:47 PM »

I have used the split ring daisy chain and had terrible landing ratios day after day. Switched to split ring-swivel-siwash and the difference was night and day but everyone should experiment to find what works best for them
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Re: A hack. Daisy chain split rings for your lures.
« Reply #12 on: November 18, 2022, 05:20:59 PM »

I have used the split ring daisy chain and had terrible landing ratios day after day. Switched to split ring-swivel-siwash and the difference was night and day but everyone should experiment to find what works best for them

I wonder if the effectiveness was due more to the increase in distance from hook to body vs the action generated by adding the swivel.

Would having a split ring+swivel+split ring setup also recreate that success you had... (I've got a lifetime supply of non siwash hooks and would prefer using them up)

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Re: A hack. Daisy chain split rings for your lures.
« Reply #13 on: November 18, 2022, 09:05:25 PM »



I've got a lifetime supply of non siwash hooks

I think the same could be said for your split ring collectionÖ😀
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Re: A hack. Daisy chain split rings for your lures.
« Reply #14 on: November 18, 2022, 10:21:01 PM »

This is how I set up my spoons. Hook point up. No issues landing fish.
https://youtu.be/h_o6WMKTbzA
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