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Monday  July 16, 2018

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VMC 9650 BN Trebles
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Meat Rig™ Snell knot
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22 lb. Lk. MI King Salmon

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                 Today's Update and, ...or Fishing Report?

7/16/18  Mid-July and King fishing is beginning to perk up.  Today's chat exposes the myth of hooks supposed to be sharp out of the package, or box.  This is total BS.  Hooks are packed tightly in 1000 counts.  Every bump, or jar these hooks take during travel?  Common sense says the fact of rubbing together is going to knock off some of the point.
              Hook files were invented for a reason to put the finishing touch on a hook.  So, use them.  Reason behind hooks 101 today?  King Salmon as they mature their skin turns into leather.  In fact, billfolds are being made from Salmon hide.  That's why it's important to make the most of your opportunities and not miss bites!

7/15/18  Have a great Sunday!

7/14/18  In late 2013 developed a new way to snell our hooks for meat rigs™.  Prior we were bending up the hook eyes.  We broke a lot of hooks doing this.
              Having a straight pull on the main part of the hook is where good things begin to happen.  Having hooks kinked off to the side, due to an off kilter knot will lose bites.
             This is not the same snell knot I taught at sport shows, seminars, or MI Steelheader meetings.  I consider this knot solely proprietary and it stays a company secret.
              You can see in today's pic this is a dead straight line pull on the shank of a 1/0 VMC treble used on our single hook version meat rigs™.  Works even better on our super deadly dual treble-double snelled hooks.  Click meat rig™ snell knot

7/13/18  With the adult big King season right around the corner ...let's look at a tip today that will save you lost fish and the frustration that goes with it.
               First off, Kings that hit meat tend to take it deeply.  This chaffs the line to the hook bigtime.  As Kings mature their gums shrink exposing more teeth to nick the line.  So, keep an watchful eye on the condition of the leader to the hook.
               Swap this out at the first signs of wear.  That's why my 2nd generation meat rigs™ were designed to have replaceable leaders to the hook.  I was the 1st to do this.

7/12/18  Approaching crunch time for the Great Lakes tackle business.  Been extra busy orders out the door.  Surprise best selling this week is our Super Snubbers™ developed to increase "fish in the net ratio" for wire, or super braid no stretch lines.
              I can only speak for myself, but 80% of diver hits come to the net. These snubbers that have 2-3 times the amount give other snubbers have.  In the tackle business the word does spread overtime.  When you have a superior product, this product advertises itself when results are shared among the fleet!  Click for Super Snubber™ info

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