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wannaeye

Slow Death Hooks

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Anyone know were I can buy these hooks?? I live in the St. Cloud are and everyone says "there on back order".

Anyone actually try these yet???

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You can order online from Cabela's, but it may be easier to make your own. Pick up a pack of #2 aberdeens and grab a couple of needlenose & bend them up. May take a little experimenting to get them to run how you want, but shouldn't be too hard. I've bent a few up, but haven't had a chance to run them yet.

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I would be carefull bending them as you will weaken the hook. As long as you don't bend them back and forth you should be ok.

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Good point on the hooks getting weak or breaking if you're not careful.

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Gander Mtn.... We don't have em yet

Scheels.... On backorder

Fleet Farm... Back order since May 6th

Sportsmans Warehouse....A What Hook???

So I just placed an order with Cabelas, they say I'll get them next week.

After checking the Mustad web site they sure seem larger and thicker than a #2 Aberdeen???

Anyone actually use these yet???

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OK - but I picked up 5 packs from GM just 2 days ago....

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GM in woodbury had a few packs. they were on a peg at the very bottome off the hook section. hard to see...

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Thanks for this post. I almost forgot to pick some up before my trip in a bout a week.

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"Slow death hooks" have been out for about 10 years now.

Thay are really called "Tru-Turn" hooks.

Mustad brand calls them "Slow death hooks".

They have been in high demand this year with all the advertising Mustad has done.

Look for the "Tru-Turn" hooks as they are very similar.

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So whats the deal with these slow death hooks? why are they supposed to be so hot?

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They have an offset hook shank for better hook sets.

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You can pull half a crawler threaded on one behind a bottom bouncer and it'll do a slow irradic spin. A good technique when you're dealing with a tough bite. The true turns have been around for years. The Muastad slow death hooks are a new addition and have a bit more of a bend in the hook. Just another tool for the fisherman's arsenal.

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Correct me if I'm wrong but wouldn't a person deal with bad line twisting with that type of spinning?

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Lisa, make a leader from 12" to a few feet and then tye a swivle in between that and your line. You wont twist up then.

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I was going to say if you have a good swivle you should be just fine.

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