Spinnerbaits and Trailer Hooks

When using a trailer hook on your spinnerbait (and you should most always use one), it is important to put something behind your trailer hook to keep it from sliding off. Surgical tubing works but tends to keep the trailer hook "rigid". One of the simplest ideas I have ever come across is to take the plastic top of a coffee can and punch plugs out of it with a handheld hole punch like you would use for notebook paper. After attaching your trailer hook to the spinnerbait hook, carefully poke the spinnerbait hook through one of the plastic plugs, extending past the barb. It should go through relatively easy. Now your trailer hook is secure on your spinnerbait, yet allows the trailer hook to move freely behind the spinnerbait. This also works well when adding a plastic trailer