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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-07-2012, 11:52 PM Thread Starter
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Snapping Turtle Hooks

Do you guys know where the best place to get snapping turtle hooks are? Are there any places locally that sell there or do I have to order them online? Also a gopd place to get parachute cord?

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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-08-2012, 12:43 AM
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Re: Snapping Turtle Hooks

I use to buy my hooks at bait shops where ever I found them. I used nylon chalk line on mine.

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Re: Snapping Turtle Hooks

got mine at a small local bait shop. Did you go to any bait shops and look? I attached a 45 pound steel leader to the hook and used 50 pound mono for line. Worked great
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post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-11-2012, 08:58 PM
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Re: Snapping Turtle Hooks

I went directly to one of the big hook companies ant talked (by phone) with a rep, who took the time to measure the hook dimentions to find a Pa. compliant hook. I then ordered a box of 100 hooks. I put a 75# nylon coated wire leader (about 18 ") on the hook and a big swivel on the other end. I tie decoy cord to the leader swivel and attach to what ever I am anchoring to. I have rearly ever had a turtle break this rig, although I both tie the wire and crimp leader sleeves because the nylon coating can slip under strain.
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Re: Snapping Turtle Hooks

I get all mine fro a local sporting goods store as well. Go to any hard ware store and get braided masonry line. The only time you will have any issues with it is if they burry themselves in the mud or get tangled up in brush. You’ll have to dig them out by hand either way. Stay away from leaders, they will crimp the leader and break it. You will lose less running straight line directly to the hook.
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Re: Snapping Turtle Hooks

For cord I have been using nylon seining twine for years. The stuff is tough and rot proof. I use size 18.

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Re: Snapping Turtle Hooks

You can get them from Netcraft. Just google it for the address.

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Re: Snapping Turtle Hooks

I get mine from Janns Netcraft as mentioned above.

10/0 Mustad Turtle Hook 1 1/8 inch gap,3 1/2 inch long shenk

Here's the link: Netcraft Turtle Hooks

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do you have a picture of the rig that i could use as a reference
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