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Patented design allows you to make your favorite lures weedless in a matter of seconds. The Bass Pro Shops® Hook Guard pushes onto the hook and over the keeper allowing you to put your plastic or live bait on behind it. The hook point then embeds into the end of the Hook Guard.
Bass Pro Shops® Hook Guard for Weedless Lures
works well in snags
Improved my crappie take especially when combined with Crappe Magnet jigs and floats fished through woody structure. Still snag but far less frequently. Simple to use and does not seem to affect the hooking of fish significantly.
September 28, 2012
Better than a bare hook...barely
Fishing kelp beds off the southern Pacific coast is like casting your bait into a tangle of nylon rope. I'd hoped this product would allow a true weedless approach to fishing calico bass in this hazard. Results were limited. Even the large size isn't long or large enough for a 3/8 oz darter head, as the part that covers the hook point is stretched too taught when applied and is of too small a diameter to stay with the hook through the tortures of a retrieve through kelp. Their effective life is short and fish often tear them off, causing you to remove a glued-on bait to replace it and the paddle part that slides over the jig hook collar often rips because it's not wide enough for most jigs.
Still, they're better than tossing a bare hooked plastic into a certain snag. They just require inspection and adjustment with each retrieve and the resolve that you will still lose rigs to the kelp due to the limits of design. If the size were increased, say, to 2" or 2 1/4", and the diameter upped, as well, I believe this could be more effective product.
Due to a lack of viable options, I will continue to use this semi-weedless aid in the kelp, but I can't recommend it for others. As it is, I cautiously recommend it for use on very small jig heads when fishing in grass.
July 18, 2012
Really good purchase
It worked like I expected them to, and was easy to use.I will purchase some more.
June 4, 2012
Great for weeds and brush
I have caught a lot more fish in cover useing the hook gaurd
April 10, 2012
there made of a pretty hard rubber and u should have no problem using them in a slat water situation i would just dry the hooks well before putting them on bc they will hold water inside of them and will rust the hooks fast
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