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Old 01-28-2005, 11:36 PM
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Oh no. I'm not refering to weed guards. This is what I actually meant: While the hook is bare, tie a piece of roughly 20-25 lb (hard) mono in. You only need to cover ~ 1/8 of an inch. The thread wraps stop opposite the barb. Then, you bend the mono back towards the hook-shank, and tie in the end next to where you tied in the first end. The result is a quarter inch long loop (although this really depends on the length of mono you tie in), straight out, protruding out as if it were a continuation of the hook shank. I hope this makes more sense. It's really less of a pain than a full blow weed gaurd. It's more of a foul gaurd, primarily designed to keep the flexible tail from getting caught in the hook gap.
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