Vision 110 Jr hook upgrade(?)

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Vision 110 Jr hook upgrade(?)

Post by jvanda1 » Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:02 pm

The megabass 110 jr. gets a ton of bites but those #8 hooks are simply too weak for large bass. Even with 10# line they bend out.
So, I’m wondering since they are shorter jerkbaits, if instead of 3 #8s, I put on 2 #5 nano finesse on the front and back, and leave the middle ring hookless....

Is this advisable? Other suggestions?

Thanks all

Ps- the weight of 3 #8s together is 0.83. For 2 #5 nanos it is 0.74g. Pretty close.

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Re: Vision 110 Jr hook upgrade(?)

Post by smalljaw » Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:20 am

10# line is way too heavy. They were designed to be fished on spinning gear with 6# line, that is why so many have issues with the hooks. Drop down to 6# or 8# line with a ML rod and you'll be amazed at the performance. The only problem is you'll have to play the fish out a little bit but you'll land them without any damage to the hooks.

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Re: Vision 110 Jr hook upgrade(?)

Post by jvanda1 » Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:14 pm

smalljaw wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:20 am
10# line is way too heavy. They were designed to be fished on spinning gear with 6# line, that is why so many have issues with the hooks. Drop down to 6# or 8# line with a ML rod and you'll be amazed at the performance. The only problem is you'll have to play the fish out a little bit but you'll land them without any damage to the hooks.
Thanks. Good to know.
My only ML is 7-1 xFast spinning. Will that work?

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Re: Vision 110 Jr hook upgrade(?)

Post by Bay_Bassin86 » Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:54 pm

I have had zero issues with the hooks bending out on the 110 jr using my conquest 843c but I’m using the saltwater versions. Owner makes the stx-38 in size #8

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Re: Vision 110 Jr hook upgrade(?)

Post by hoohoorjoo » Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:00 pm

Set your drag right and you wont bend out any hooks. Back around Thanksgiving, I landed a 6-13 bass on a lucky craft bevy crank with those tiny, wispy stock #8 hooks that came on it. This was with 8# nanobraid, also, so there was no cushion from line stretch. I actually had to cut one of the hooks off to get the lure to let go(because it was bending when I attempted to remove it), then remove the cut part with hemostats. Took about 3 minutes to land her and the hooks did open ever so slightly, but the carbontex did its job with the drag set correctly.
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Re: Vision 110 Jr hook upgrade(?)

Post by njbasscat » Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:47 am

I landed a 14 lb northern pike on a 110 with 6lb test on a medium light spinning rod. The hooks help up fine. I usually fish 110's on 8LB fluoro with a medium power rod. Make sure you set the drag accordingly. Heavier line with too much tension on the drag will bend those hooks as others have said.

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Re: Vision 110 Jr hook upgrade(?)

Post by reason162 » Tue Jan 21, 2020 11:32 am

What irks me is they come in flat eye hook hangers...hard to find appropriate single hooks for them.

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