Treble vs Single hooks for salmon

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Papatom
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Treble vs Single hooks for salmon

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A lot of the spoons today have single hooks. Not long ago spoons always had treble hooks.
Any opinions on which is better and why. I use both and haven't seen a advantage either way except less net tangles with the single hooks.
I also sometimes use a small swivel between spoon and hook. Anyone doing this especially with lake trout?
Thanks!!!

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Reelax
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Re: Treble vs Single hooks for salmon

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Both work, both have advantages and disadvantages. With the damage done buy trebles to salmons soft mouths I use mostly single hooks and very few trebles.

Also much easier to keep one single hook sharp which is the most important factor to me...
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Re: Treble vs Single hooks for salmon

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I was given a bunch of Stinger and Speedy Shiner spoons. All of them came with trebles. My question is what single hook would you recommend as replacements?

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Re: Treble vs Single hooks for salmon

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stubborn1vt wrote:
Fri Sep 17, 2021 5:47 am
I was given a bunch of Stinger and Speedy Shiner spoons. All of them came with trebles. My question is what single hook would you recommend as replacements?
I purchased a bunch from Todd "Crazy Ivan"

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Re: Treble vs Single hooks for salmon

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I change all my lures to single hook - use Gamakatsu Siwash (open eye) most size 1

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