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    How do you deal with bent/broken hooks on them?
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    Catch smaller fish and you won't have that problem.

    I haven't had a problem yet with that happening. I've seen some guys tie a stinger hook on them instead of the chain.
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    You are pretty much screwed. The chains have no opening - and I dont use them any more. Far too delicate for me - have had big fish break the chain with ease.

    You will have to get creative or buy a new one.

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    Going home after work tonight and taking a pair of side cutters to the chain and going to tie on a stronger hook.

    Some guys have said these lures hold up much better to big fish. http://shuckslures.com/jiggerminnow.html
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    Actually on that web site they have replacement chains w/ hooks.

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    Yeah, I see that. I've also got some Schucks. The past three days, all I've caught fish on are Hali jigs. I have some replacement hooks and chains, and will use them, but I think I'm going to try some 15lb Power Pro with a Fas-snap.
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    once the power pro get water in it it freezes... it wont have the same flexibility and movement as the chain even when its submerged.
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    Quote Originally Posted by epb35085 View Post
    once the power pro get water in it it freezes... it wont have the same flexibility and movement as the chain even when its submerged.
    Huh, why would that be? The line is hydrophillic, with the surfaec being fused it can't absorb water. That's why it floats.
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    I had the same thing happen with FireLine. The water beaded up once I started jigging it off the bottom, and it froze up; a little difficult to wind it on and off the spool after that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bassh8er View Post
    I had the same thing happen with FireLine. The water beaded up once I started jigging it off the bottom, and it froze up; a little difficult to wind it on and off the spool after that.
    I've noticed that with fireline, but it's just on the exterior. I'm using the 2lb on one rod and 1lb on another. I've had no problems thus far, really. Every so often I'll get a spot on the spool that I just pop a piece of ice off of, but other than that, it's a non-issue.
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