Feathered trebles on Sammy, Spook, etc. tails?

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Feathered trebles on Sammy, Spook, etc. tails?

Post by Fishingelbow » Tue Oct 29, 2019 11:01 am

Not many walkers come with feathered trebles originally and I was thinking I'd try putting some on a few of my favorites. By now, the weather's just about killed any possibility of making my own comparisons, so I thought I'd ask around. I would think adding feathered trebles would dampen the action of walkers a little, but not enough to really spoil it. On the other hand, the added attraction would be a plus. So what do you think? Pros and cons?
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Post by Bass Junkie » Tue Oct 29, 2019 3:18 pm

In my experience it definitely messes with the glide of walking baits a bit, and due to that I tend to not bother. If I was looking for a little extra I’d tie up a treble with some Krystal Flash in whatever color compliments the color of the lure. It’ll add a little iridescent flash without creating too much bulk and drag. It would also be easy, and wouldn’t absorb water like a natural fiber would, which would help maintain the balance and intended action of the lure during prolonged use.

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Post by hoohoorjoo » Tue Oct 29, 2019 3:24 pm

The Spro Top Dawg comes with a feathered rear treble. One of my favorite walkers, too.
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Post by slipperybob » Wed Oct 30, 2019 6:48 am

On the smaller types definitely affects. The larger ones, only so so.

If you tie like only three feathers, it usually doesn't affect too much.
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Re: Feathered trebles on Sammy, Spook, etc. tails?

Post by Cracker » Wed Oct 30, 2019 8:01 am

Anybody seen a good video how to make DIY feathered trebles?
Looking to replace some of stock feathered trebles with my own (made by Gamakatsu) trebles.

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Post by MountainMan 83 » Wed Oct 30, 2019 9:01 am

My favorite, Bagley's Knocker B, has a feathered treble and is one of the easiest walking baits I've tried.

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Re: Feathered trebles on Sammy, Spook, etc. tails?

Post by Fishingelbow » Wed Oct 30, 2019 10:50 am

Cracker wrote:
Wed Oct 30, 2019 8:01 am
Anybody seen a good video how to make DIY feathered trebles?
Looking to replace some of stock feathered trebles with my own (made by Gamakatsu) trebles.
Do a search for "how to make feathered treble hooks" on YouTube for a ton of such videos. You decide what's good...
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Re: Feathered trebles on Sammy, Spook, etc. tails?

Post by Fishingelbow » Fri Nov 01, 2019 7:47 pm

Thanks everybody! Now all I have to do is wait five months before I can do some testing! :crying:

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Re: Feathered trebles on Sammy, Spook, etc. tails?

Post by slipperybob » Mon Nov 18, 2019 3:32 pm

Gym membership where they'll let you use the pool when no one is swimming. LOL. :big grin:
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Re: Feathered trebles on Sammy, Spook, etc. tails?

Post by NormanD » Mon Nov 18, 2019 3:39 pm

I do think they tend to dampen the action. However, if you are fishing the bait slower for less active fish then the feathers do add some attraction.

Lots of good videos on how to tie feathered trebles. You can knock out a dozen or so very quickly.

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Re: Feathered trebles on Sammy, Spook, etc. tails?

Post by montey » Wed Dec 11, 2019 3:44 am

I buy Spook JR's that come with a feathered treble that are fantastic baits. I have some that don't have feathers too, and I've never noticed any difference between them. I do see a difference sometimes in so far as the dressed hooks getting more bites sometimes.

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