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my grandfather gave me some of his tackle he doesn't use anymore and i found several spooks. the bodies are all intact and paint is still in good shape but the hooks are shot. Looking to replace them but not sure what hooks brand/size/color etc to use. With all the modifications I have read about on Redfins i figured you guys would know best on the spooks. Thanks.

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No modifications required...those will kill em.  Get some gammy round bend or death traps. I typically will put 1 size larger treble hooks than what come on them, size 2 or 4 usually.   If your feeling fancy you can dress the treble as I feel it gets more bites.  It's amazing to me how many fish a plastic turd will catch.  

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Also....depending on how old those are you may have some unique baits.  I have a few old spooks and they all have different line tie positions and general construction.  Not they they are necessarily any better than new ones, they just walk different. 

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I would recommend removing the old hooks and then adding a split ring to their hook harness first. Then I would put one of 3 hooks options on them: Gammy round bend, Owner Stinger ST 36 or Daiichi Death Traps. All in size 2.

 

Edit: Oh and I believe (not sure) I use size 3 split rings on mine.

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44 minutes ago, abkeenan said:

I would recommend removing the old hooks and then adding a split ring to their hook harness first. Then I would put one of 3 hooks options on them: Gammy round bend, Owner Stinger ST 36 or Daiichi Death Traps. All in size 2.

I agree.

 

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Use to fish them on the flats(saltwater) in Florida for catching trout, we would put a dude( small jig)on the back of it for a trailer, they where very productive. I have an old one on my boat key for  a key floater the hooks have rusted off and the screws are rusted out.

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Thanks all. I checked them out and they arent old enough to be worth anything except catching fish. Appreciate all the recommendations.

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