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I have had many pm's regarding tying intruder shanks, so here it is.

I start of by buying a 50 pack of mustad or other cheap hook in the 1/0-2/0 size, I like a long shank. you just end up cutting the hook at the bend.

After you cut the hook at the bend you wanna file the cut end smooth. I do a bunch in the shop and then just wire wheel the cuts smooth.

I use 50 lb fire line, fire line is good because its nice and stiff.Remeber to tie it down nice and tight.I like to keep a loop big enough to remove the hook if it needs to be changed.


after you tie it in you want to glue it down with head cement or other glue. I have caught large steelhead, chum,summer springs on these shanks and have never had a hook come loose.


Here's a couple of finished favorites

 

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Nice info there Jim !!!

I do mine a bit different then you do , but I think Im gonna give yours a try as well and see how i like it

I was playing around with some different trailer ideas on some old Mustad straight eyed hooks

I have used this way to tye my trailers and caught some big chums on them never had any problems either

 

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WOW these are some great tips guys think I will go pick up some stuff and give this a try :thumbup: Im a beginner tyer and steely flies are somewhat intimidating and time consuming to me.
 

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jetboatjim said:
I have had many pm's regarding tying intruder shanks, so here it is.

I start of by buying a 50 pack of mustad or other cheap hook in the 1/0-2/0 size, I like a long shank. you just end up cutting the hook at the bend.

After you cut the hook at the bend you wanna file the cut end smooth. I do a bunch in the shop and then just wire wheel the cuts smooth.

Jim - this hook shank looks like it has been straightened not cut off? Do you do them both ways?
 

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P, I sometimes straighten them out if I need a really long shank. This way I can just cut them off to any size as I need them.

Hooks do straighten out easily if you heat them with a propane torch and then pull straight with pliers.
 
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