Preface: Andrew Saad is a contributing editor to the Custom Knowledge Base and one heck of an angler. Andrew has been known to land a big fish or two in the Cape Cod Cannel. Forever an outdoor enthusiast he brings a wealth of fishing knowledge to Custom Fishing LLC. Check out his Instagram @saadmandoo
Beef It Up!
We’ve all heard the stories of the one that got away. There is no worse feeling than when you are battling it out with a nice fish and lose it only to find it’s straightened your hook or split ring. Unfortunately these things happen and it doesn’t help that many lure companies out there use low grade hooks and split rings. Upgrading and changing out your hooks and split rings is an easy thing to do to increase your odds of landing fish. In some cases upgrading these items will change the action of the lure for the better.
Daiwa’s SP Minnow is a very popular lure that I always keep in my bag when striper fishing. These lures swim great, cast well, extremely easy to fish, very effective and have proven to catch fish. As good as these lures are there are some flaws. I wouldn’t recommend anyone fish these lures right out of the box. Although Daiwa is a big name in the fishing industry and makes a great product, there are some quick modifications you are going to want to do before hitting the water. Here is what you are going to need.