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Offline Mogi

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How many spikes
« on: Feb 05, 2014, 08:04 AM »
I typically use one spike per hook with trebles and one to two on a single hook. I recently watched a promo vid on Lindy's rattlin flyer spoon and the guys was loading the treble up with two to four spikes per hook. Do anyone else load up with as many as will fit? Is more better?

Offline Handy

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Re: How many spikes
« Reply #1 on: Feb 05, 2014, 08:40 AM »
I usually put 2 on a single hook but I have found days where putting on as many would fit triggered the bite. I start with 1 then quickly put 2 on if no bites then if nothing try more on the hook. Not really a guide just what works for me.


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Re: How many spikes
« Reply #2 on: Feb 05, 2014, 09:16 AM »
Let the fish dictate what they like. In a spoon i tip all the hooks with one spike. Seems to work best for me. On single hooks such as jigs ill start with a single spike but most times i end up with two or three on it. Never had good luck with any more than 3.

Offline Mogi

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Re: How many spikes
« Reply #3 on: Feb 05, 2014, 10:39 AM »
Thanks for replies guys. I'm sure there in no truly wrong way. I just saw that vid a figured 12 spikes on one treble hook was a little much. I'll give a try anyway I'm sure  :)

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Re: How many spikes
« Reply #4 on: Feb 07, 2014, 02:42 PM »
I'm cheap, no more than 2 on the Hali lol
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Re: How many spikes
« Reply #5 on: Feb 07, 2014, 10:05 PM »
I'm cheap, no more than 2 on the Hali lol

what he said  :)
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Re: How many spikes
« Reply #6 on: Feb 08, 2014, 05:54 AM »
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what he said  :)

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Offline conesuscrab

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Re: How many spikes
« Reply #7 on: Feb 08, 2014, 08:03 PM »
3 most of the time.

Offline pvbehr920

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Re: How many spikes
« Reply #8 on: Feb 17, 2014, 09:42 PM »
I go with three and if they are being really finicky I will decrease as needed.
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Re: How many spikes
« Reply #9 on: Feb 18, 2014, 08:20 AM »
I found that when I go with a few maggots all I catch are the 7-9 inchers.  If I load it up with as many as I can I get the jumbos.  I think it may have to do somethng with the fall rate.   More bait, the  slower the lure falls through the water column.  It could also be the size of what ever the perch are feeding on that day.  Had many days when 3 inch fat heads on a 2 inch swedish pimple would be the only thing that they wanted and the next they wanted a 1/2 inch minnow on a pin min and the next just a maggot on an ant.   Keep changing until you get the pattern for the day.  As soon as you think you got it figured out it will change.
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Offline scmelik

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Re: How many spikes
« Reply #10 on: Feb 21, 2014, 04:07 PM »
Whatever the fish want that particular day. This week up at devils they wanted one spike on the jig but the also wanted a nice long tail like a trigger x wax tail or ratso tail

Offline don519

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Re: How many spikes
« Reply #11 on: Mar 03, 2016, 05:04 PM »
I've been using different colors of spikes on each hook

Offline varmonter

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Re: How many spikes
« Reply #12 on: Mar 14, 2016, 09:29 PM »
i always figured the jig or lure attracts and the spike provides the smell. so 1 or 2 is usually  good for me.

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Re: How many spikes
« Reply #13 on: Nov 22, 2016, 02:06 PM »
2. That's the magic number on my lake
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Offline ejdelvo28

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Re: How many spikes
« Reply #14 on: Nov 22, 2016, 10:52 PM »
One on each treble, maybe two if it's a larger bait.  Single hooks, 2-4 depending on size.  Small tungstens might get 2 while hali jigs with larger hooks can hold 4.

Offline BRIZBO

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Re: How many spikes
« Reply #15 on: Dec 20, 2016, 08:30 PM »
Loaded up, 2 or 3 per hook on the treble

 



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