BrianA Posted February 23, 2008 Report Share Posted February 23, 2008 I know this has been a nemesis to more than one smallie guy........the Weighted Keeper alternative. Another of our members touched on this but I've found a few not listed to expand and possibly help others out. The first three carry a middle weighted system that causes the bait to fall <-HORIZONTALLY-> Weighted Keeper Hook by Mister Twister - yes they're not the sharpest but until now their weren't many other options that handle smaller plastics. Admittedly, some of these still do not but they may work well on the bigger baits too. Mustad Power-Lock - pricey for 3 (about $4 plus) but you wouldn't want one stuck in your hand! Sizes - 1/0 - 5/0 and the 1/0 can handle a 3-4 inch plastic grub-craw-worm - all in 1/8 ounce Owner Weighted TwistLOCK - pricey also for 3-4 hooks but carries mortal wound capabilities if stuck in your artery- Sizes - 3/0 @ 1/16 ounce - 4/0 @ 1/8 ounce - 5/0 @ 1/8 ounce - these would be great for the bulkier plastics definitely the Hula Grubs/Skirted Grubs - Hawgs - larger worms - Stanley Wedge Head Hook - this looks Slider-ish but with a twister-lock system in place - weight forward that causes the bait to fall v VERTICALLY v Sizes - 4/0 - 5/0 both in 1/8 ounce - I see real possiblities for Hula Grubs/Skirted Grubs - Hawgs - and Creature Baits but again their design ignores us YANKEES who fish the smaller stuff. Lets try and road test a few of these - I'm going to leave the box and try the OWNER & MUSTADS although I can buy almost 2 - LEW's topwaters for what I'll spend on 3-4 hooks. OUCH - Maybe that's why I don't use LUCKY CRAFT Topwaters I still can't climb trees in my stinkin' waders!!!! Like a guide once told me after repeated casts w/ my jig & twister to numerous trees..."Let me know if they're bitin' up there - we'll have to change tactics a bit" Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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