Bass Pro Shops Spinnerbait Trailer Hooks
Trailer Hooks Good - keepers not so good
I bought a big assortment of the Bass Pro Trailer Hook sets to begin the 2009 season. Both silver and red hooks in all sizes.
The hooks are good quality but the tube they provide for making the retainer (or keepers depending on what part of the country you're in) are awful. The rubber tube is way too big diameter to stay on any spinnerbait hook I tried it on.
For fun, we actually tried using it and within 2 casts, every time the keeper and trailer hook would fall off.
If you buy these, be prepared to find yourself some small surgical tubing of the correct diameter. Throw the ones included away.
May 10, 2009
I like this system for putting a trailer hook on a spinnerbait. I always use the red just to add a little more flash to the bait.
January 19, 2009
I bought multiple bags in 2/0 and 3/0. in red. try to match it to the same size of the hook on the spinner bait, or go one size smaller. if you worried about those missed bites, this will fix that. If they miss the first hook or go after the spinner, they will nail the red bleeding trailer hook. I also have this on my buzzbaits. If your worried about snags, turn the hook the opposite way from the spinner bait to go weedless.
March 1, 2008
Great addition to any SpinnerBait!
I purchased the red trailer hooks and built my own Spinnerbaits using Strike King Magic Tails. With the additional tail length, the skirt hides the trailer hook but the additional red mixes in with the skirt. It kinda gives that wounded bait fish appeal. I did read that some people said that the surgical tubing was not all that great but I did not have a problem with it, the tubing works fine. I set up my trailers by sliding on the hook, then adding a small piece of tubing so the trailer will float.
June 11, 2010