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Old 06-05-2000, 04:54 PM
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RE:Monomoy Gear & Schedules

There has been some discussion as to whether the green (dark olive) colored crabs are as effective as the calico crabs. I plan to tie both to see if it makes a difference.

I have only started to tie the circles, and have not yet used them. It will be great to test the effectiveness of the circle hooks in the place where they were intended to be used.

Note that I have not yet figured out the optimal weighting method for the circle crab. On 811s Tiemco's I use barbell eyes in the same manner as one would for clousers to keep the hook upright. For circle crabs, there may be a need to extend a section of a tubefly tube off the bend of the circle hook to get a proper weighting method for the strange shape of the hooks. I am also not pleased with the color choices of circle hooks.

If it keeps bass from getting hooked deep, I am a happy camper.
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