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Thursday, October 18, 2007

• Need a Frog Hook?

(For what it's worth)
Buy a pack of Mustad 1/0 liver/bait double hooks. With a pair of pliers, cut the long piece that holds the bait in place as well as the metal near the eye of the hook that serves to lock that piece in place. Discard those two pieces and use what's left on a frog. Slide it through the body from the back to front just so the eye of the hook pokes out at the nose. A pack of five costs around $6-$7. Not bad when you consider a Gammy frog hook costs $3.50 for a 3-pack. The Mustad hooks aren't as large and fit the profile for these kinds of soft plastic frogs better in my opinion. They do add a little bit of weight, but if rigged right, the frog swims just the same as with any other hook. Now you have two barbed ends to catch that monster on. These hooks are especially handy when the wide gap single frog hooks tear the heck out of the body and no longer stay in place.

I'm sure I'm not the only one who has done this.

Any problems? Yeah, a couple. You won't be so weedless anymore and sometimes the frog swims upside down. I'm working on ways to remedy both.

I still use the screw-lock style hooks like the Horny Toad hook. If you are looking for a double hook, take a look at Gamakatsu, Owner, and the Hackney frog hooks.

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