Bass Pro Shops XPS Spinnerbait Trailer with Tubing
I don' buy these hooks to use on a spinnerbait. I buy these hooks for bait fishing in salt water. I've caught several stripers in the forty inch range using a 3/0 with bloodworm in the delaware bay. Also the 2/0 and shedder crab works great for weakfish!!!
April 13, 2012
As trailer hooks go, these are probably fine. But the tubing I received with them was a disappointing surprise, especially after all the good merchandise and service I've received from Bass Pro Shops throughout the years.
It wasn't the tan-colored, elastic, surgical tubing you usually get with trailer hooks (and which was advertised in the photo). The tubing that came with my hooks was pinkish in color and made of a harder material. Now, I have no problem with the color or the fact that it felt different. But the material is brittle, I guess, because it splits immediately or eventually after you put a bait hook through it. Once it splits, it doesn't hold the trailer hook firmly and the tubing eventually will split all the way around and fall off.
FYI - I searched for materials around the house and started using clear vinyl "aquarium airline" tubing instead of the pink stuff. I find that it fits perfectly over the eye of a 3/0 trailer hook, fits adequately over a 2/0, stays very snug and strong with a hook through it, and fishes fine.
July 12, 2010
This is a great way to rig a trailer to a spinnerbait. I always use the red hook for extra flash. I like put the trailer hook on the bait, and then place the tubing on top of it so the hook can move.
February 12, 2009
Good if hooks are sharpened prior to use but not otherwise.
February 20, 2015