Changing Treble Hooks can be the difference between landing the fish of a lifetime and having the fish come off. In this video, Benjamin breaks down how and why you change your treble hooks on hard baits!
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What's going on everyone. My name is Benjamin Nowak with MONSTERBASS. In today's video we're going to talk about how to change the treble hooks on your hard baits. And a lot of times when you're fishing hard baits, you know, crank baits, jerkbaits, blade baits, whatever style bait you're fishing that has treble hooks on it, you might get a rolled point or you might break a treble off. And it can be the difference between landing the fish of a lifetime and having it come off. So I want to share with you guys what you need so that way you guys can change these treble hooks out on your baits. And as you can see here, I have broken a treble off of this bait, so I need to change it out. I recommend not fishing with broken trebles or fishing with rolled points. Take the time to switch it out and it can be the easiest way to land the biggest fish that you've ever hooked.
Now a lot of people are going to say, okay Ben, I understand that, but how do I know what size treble hook I need? Well for starters, you can either look at the packaging of the bait or most manufacturers will list what size treble hooks you need for your bait on their website, or on Tackle Warehouse. But for this blade bait here, I know I need size six treble hooks.
One thing that I like to use are split ring pliers. Now what is a pair of split ring pliers? Well, it's basically a pair of standard pliers but at the end there, it has a little claw - has a little hook on it. That's going to help you spread the split ring so you can change trebles more effectively or easily. I know some people that use their thumbnail - that's not something that I do; I bite my nails, so I don't have thumbnails to help me do that. But without further ado, I'm going to change the angle a little bit and show you guys how to change out split rings on your hard baits.
Okay, so changing all treble hooks can actually be relatively simple. What you are going to do is take your split ring pliers and you're going to open up your split ring and start your broken treble hook around the ring. So you're going to have that treble hook started around the split ring. Then you're going to take the treble hook that you're going to replace it with and you're going to slide that treble hook on to the split ring. So notice you have two trebles on that split ring currently. Now, you're going to continue around with your new treble hook, and when you do that, your old one will pop off and that's how easy it is.
I'm going to do it one more time with this back treble hook right here. Okay, so you're going to start by opening up your split ring, then you're going to take your broken treble or damaged treble and start it on to the split ring like that. Then you're going to take your new treble hook and start it onto that open split ring just like this.
Now, you're just going to push your new treble hook all the way around. And by doing so, you're going to force off your old treble hook. And that's how you replace the treble hooks on your hard baits.
So I hope this video helped you guys learn how to change the treble hooks on your bait in a couple easy steps using just a pair of split ring pliers and two new treble hooks. Do you guys have any questions or comments? Please let us know in the comments section below. I'll be answering all the comments down there as well, and as always, thank you guys for watching and I'll catch you guys next time.