Spoon storage and hook swaps...

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Spoon storage and hook swaps...

Post by Craigthor » Sat Dec 29, 2018 4:44 pm

I’ve been trying different cases for storing my spoons and had found a case from Smith Japan but it is discontinued at this time. Had completely forgotten about Tacky Fly Boxes and found they had a new box out https://tackyflyfishing.com/flydrophobic-SD/. It makes a killer spoon case and I have ordered another as I want to add a few more spoon choices and this one is a little over packed now.

I also really prefer the Cultiva brand of hooks so I placed an order with Jun at Japan Tackle and received them today.

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I spent the time to sort my spoons and label the hook bags for future change outs.

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All done and returned to the case.

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I’m waiting for Chris to get some other colors of the 0.8g spoons into stock to add to the aresenal.

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Re: Spoon storage and hook swaps...

Post by earthworm77 » Tue Jan 01, 2019 12:30 pm

Spoon porn, nice!!!!

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Re: Spoon storage and hook swaps...

Post by Craigthor » Tue Jan 01, 2019 1:17 pm

earthworm77 wrote:Spoon porn, nice!!!!
Thanks, I’ve split them into 2 boxes now so they have some room to breathe.

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Re: Spoon storage and hook swaps...

Post by earthworm77 » Wed Jan 02, 2019 5:30 am

Question regarding using these spoons with such light line......do you feel a split ring or oval split would be a good option to tying directly to the spoon?

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Re: Spoon storage and hook swaps...

Post by Craigthor » Wed Jan 02, 2019 7:16 am

I’ll take a picture tonite of how I rig and post it up.

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Post by uljersey » Wed Jan 02, 2019 3:19 pm

earthworm77 wrote:Question regarding using these spoons with such light line......do you feel a split ring or oval split would be a good option to tying directly to the spoon?
I would think so ... I don't even like tying to split rings with small diameter line, I prefer to tie around a single diameter of round stock like found in a snap. Just one of my quirks I suppose, but I feel it's a stronger knot.

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Re: Spoon storage and hook swaps...

Post by Craigthor » Wed Jan 02, 2019 3:26 pm

Here is my setup, I use Sunline Small Game PE .4 tied direct to a 9kg Micro Swivel with a 10-12 turn Trilene Knot. I’ve had no slippage, the braid doesn’t hinder fish biting, I’m able to get out of snags I would loose with lighter line, also this is the second swivel after 10 trips only had to put a new one on as I got snagged under some rocks in a deep sharp bend pool and had to cut the line.

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Couple shots of the tie off:

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Works great, super strong and swapping spoons out couldn’t be easier. Also when its cold not having to tie on tiny spoons is great.

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Re: Spoon storage and hook swaps...

Post by ultralight » Wed Jan 02, 2019 3:44 pm

Do spoons twist and thus need a swivel? I have snaps that is 1/3 the size - but without swivel.

Thanks.

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Re: Spoon storage and hook swaps...

Post by Craigthor » Wed Jan 02, 2019 3:51 pm

ultralight wrote:Do spoons twist and thus need a swivel? I have snaps that is 1/3 the size - but without swivel.

Thanks.
Spoons have a tendanacy to roll and wobble on the retrieve. You can use plain snaps though the swivels help eliminate line twist. A lot of the spoons actions are going to be based on the shape of the spoon itself. The Smith D-S spoons I use have a habit of wide wobbles on slow retrieves but speed up the retrieve seem to track more straight with a tight roll.

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Re: Spoon storage and hook swaps...

Post by Poisson » Wed Jan 02, 2019 7:13 pm

Love it! Just got a tenkara rod from tenkarabum and couldn't resist buying a couple of the 0.4g Daiwa Presso Vega spoons. No ultralight spinning gear to throw slightly larger spoons yet, I need to stop looking at this forum haha

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Re: Spoon storage and hook swaps...

Post by Craigthor » Wed Jan 02, 2019 7:19 pm

Chris has some great stuff, we’ve fished together a few years back when I was fishing Keiryu gear. I only have a small spoon addiction.

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Re: Spoon storage and hook swaps...

Post by ultralight » Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:08 pm

Craigthor, edge to edge, how long is that swivel/snap? Thanks.

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Re: Spoon storage and hook swaps...

Post by Craigthor » Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:10 am

ultralight wrote:Craigthor, edge to edge, how long is that swivel/snap? Thanks.
Just shy of 1/2” from edge to edge (top of eye to bottom of snap)

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Re: Spoon storage and hook swaps...

Post by ultralight » Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:17 am

Thanks

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Re: Spoon storage and hook swaps...

Post by JB in SC » Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:11 am

I use snaps or swivels, depending on the lure. Lupin spoons will roll if you retrieve them too fast, they wobble nicely at the correct speed. I have one of those Presso wallets, works perfectly of course. It's tiny and holds plenty.

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