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Old 08-17-2021, 09:49 AM
Smoky buck Smoky buck is offline
 
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One suggestion for the winner of the contest is to pinch the barbs on these lures. I use large hooks so they hold very well barbless and are not taken as deep. I find this works well but if you leave them barbed the larger hooks can be tough on smaller pike

Trust me the way these lures hook up barbs are not needed. I would say 90% or more of the pike caught this year on these designs are T bone hits taking the front hook or both hooks. Landing % had been extremely high with barbless

When I have forgotten to pinch the barbs it has been too time consuming/hard on the fish and unnecessary for keeping them hooked up

This is a suggestion but in the end is your choice
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