How to Make a Stinger for Trolling

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How to Make a Stinger for Trolling Author: Matt First take the end treble hook off and remove the split ring from your trolling lure. You'll need a new treble hook and I love set lock trebles but anyway! New hook and 60# split ring and a small piece of 65# braided line. 60# barral swivel and lets get busy!!! Tie your hook end first and thread with a regular hook. Untie and snell your treble on the end. Placing one of the three points into the worm trailer. Tie the swivel end by bunching the worm up on the line. Place the split ring on the lure and attach the stinger ! For trailer worms and chubs I use Strike King! They make the best plastics for these types of applications. Very soft and plyable, Means you wont lose so many worms. With this stinger you wont lose any worms any thats the point. This also works with a single hook but seems to swim more true with a treble that has been centered in the worm.Some of the single hooks jeopardize the action of the lure. The singles are much easier to use as you could imagine. But its all about the wiggle! Some people said this is too much work for the trouble...BUT! It actually only takes me about 5-6 minutes to make a few of these. It took me two years to come up with the Idea! It works better with three hook lures but I used a Yo-Zuri two hook to take these pics. The space between hooks gets to far but the three hook lures have the middle coverage where as the two makes for a greater space between hooks.
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