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Conservation Tip: Use Single Hooks over Treble Hooks

If you're like us and you love topwater bites and often throw hard plastic baits, you should consider making the switch from Treble Hooks to In-Line Hooks. There is a misconception that more hooks means a better hook up ratio, but this couldn't be further from the truth. Think about fishing live bait for snook, redfish, trout, tarpon, etc..., anglers use a single hook; or soft plastic fishing for the above mentioned species, anglers typically use a single worm or keeper hook. 

In all reality, more hooks means more problems. While having multiple hooks may seem like a benefit, they actually make it harder to drive the hook deeper into the fish and gives the fish more leverage when trying to shake or spit the hook. In addition, treble hooks get tangled up easier on your line, tend to wrap themselves into nets, and leave anglers more exposed to potentially getting hooked themselves. If the right size single in-line hooks are used, anglers can increase catch ratios, decrease the number of tangles they get while on the water, avoid hooking themselves, and most importantly give fish a better chance of survival when released.

For more information on how to replace your treble hooks with single hooks and on the benefits of switching to a single hook, check out these videos:

 

How to Replace Treble Hooks with Single Hooks:

 

Benefits of Using Single In-Line Hooks over Treble Hooks

 

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If you're like us and you love topwater bites and often throw hard plastic baits, you should consider making the switch from Treble Hooks to In-Line Hooks. There is a misconception that more hooks means a better hook up ratio, but this couldn't be further from the truth. Think about fishing live bait for snook, redfish, trout, tarpon, etc..., anglers use a single hook; or soft plastic fishing for the above mentioned species, anglers typically use a single worm or keeper hook. 

In all reality, more hooks means more problems. While having multiple hooks may seem like a benefit, they actually make it harder to drive the hook deeper into the fish and gives the fish more leverage when trying to shake or spit the hook. In addition, treble hooks get tangled up easier on your line, tend to wrap themselves into nets, and leave anglers more exposed to potentially getting hooked themselves. If the right size single in-line hooks are used, anglers can increase catch ratios, decrease the number of tangles they get while on the water, avoid hooking themselves, and most importantly give fish a better chance of survival when released.

For more information on how to replace your treble hooks with single hooks and on the benefits of switching to a single hook, check out these videos:

 

How to Replace Treble Hooks with Single Hooks:

 

Benefits of Using Single In-Line Hooks over Treble Hooks

 

Fish Better. Fish Florida.

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Project Permit

In May, Florida Fishing Products was able to help conservation partner: Bonefish & Tarpon Trust with their Permit tagging program in southwest Florida. Although named Bonefish & Tarpon Trust (BTT), this 501©3 non-profit is also known for their efforts in restoring the historic water flow from Lake Okeechobee to the Everglades and their ground-breaking research surrounding the third and debatably the most sought after of south Florida’s Gamefish: the elusive, Permit.

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In May, Florida Fishing Products was able to help conservation partner: Bonefish & Tarpon Trust with their Permit tagging program in southwest Florida. Although named Bonefish & Tarpon Trust (BTT), this 501©3 non-profit is also known for their efforts in restoring the historic water flow from Lake Okeechobee to the Everglades and their ground-breaking research surrounding the third and debatably the most sought after of south Florida’s Gamefish: the elusive, Permit.

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Caloosahatchee River Revival

I've spent 25 short years, or long years depending how you look at it, living on, fishing on, and all around reaping the benefits and unfortunate disadvantages of being raised on the Caloosahatchee River. North Fort Myers was and continues to be a little known secret in Southwest Florida, and happens to be where my pops set up camp back in the early 1990's before the housing boom really took off in Southwest Florida. I was fortunate that I was afforded the opportunity to grow up living on a river that offered so many unique experiences to me as a kid, but was unfortunate that I had to see the river I had grown to love turn into a massive green-slime coated, above ground sewer every few summers. 

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I've spent 25 short years, or long years depending how you look at it, living on, fishing on, and all around reaping the benefits and unfortunate disadvantages of being raised on the Caloosahatchee River. North Fort Myers was and continues to be a little known secret in Southwest Florida, and happens to be where my pops set up camp back in the early 1990's before the housing boom really took off in Southwest Florida. I was fortunate that I was afforded the opportunity to grow up living on a river that offered so many unique experiences to me as a kid, but was unfortunate that I had to see the river I had grown to love turn into a massive green-slime coated, above ground sewer every few summers. 

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Conservation Partner: Captains for Clean Water

Florida Fishing Products is based on three pillars: Customer Service, Community, and Conservation. As a company founded by Christian anglers, FFP is extremely passionate about protecting God's Creation; in particular, the water that its founders and FFP's anglers love to fish.

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Florida Fishing Products is based on three pillars: Customer Service, Community, and Conservation. As a company founded by Christian anglers, FFP is extremely passionate about protecting God's Creation; in particular, the water that its founders and FFP's anglers love to fish.

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FFP & TBFC Community Clean Up

Join us March 31st for an awesome event dedicated to Keeping Tampa and Pinellas Beautiful. Florida Fishing Products has teamed up with the Tampa Bay Fishing Club to help clean up Tampa Bay by getting their hands dirty and educating others on the importance of keeping trash and other harmful waste out of our waterways.

 

When: Saturday, March 31st from 9 AM to 12 PM

Where: Gandy West End (Redneck Riviera)

Why: To Keep Tampa Bay and Pinellas Beautiful

 

Volunteers are provided trash bags, trash pickers, and gloves, and then teams are sent out with the sole goal of bringing back as much trash as possible. Food will be provided and a fun time will be had by all who join. This is a great opportunity to get the kids outdoors and show them respect for our waters and the importance of keeping them clean. In addition, we have a number of great sponsors that have donated items to be raffled off to anyone who volunteers.

We look forward to seeing you there!

 

Fish Better. Fish Florida.

 

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Join us March 31st for an awesome event dedicated to Keeping Tampa and Pinellas Beautiful. Florida Fishing Products has teamed up with the Tampa Bay Fishing Club to help clean up Tampa Bay by getting their hands dirty and educating others on the importance of keeping trash and other harmful waste out of our waterways.

 

When: Saturday, March 31st from 9 AM to 12 PM

Where: Gandy West End (Redneck Riviera)

Why: To Keep Tampa Bay and Pinellas Beautiful

 

Volunteers are provided trash bags, trash pickers, and gloves, and then teams are sent out with the sole goal of bringing back as much trash as possible. Food will be provided and a fun time will be had by all who join. This is a great opportunity to get the kids outdoors and show them respect for our waters and the importance of keeping them clean. In addition, we have a number of great sponsors that have donated items to be raffled off to anyone who volunteers.

We look forward to seeing you there!

 

Fish Better. Fish Florida.

 

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