HOO Spoon

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  1. Let em eat 74

    Let em eat 74 Well-Known "Member"

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    I was rummaging through my old tackle boxes and came across 2 Sea Strike HOO spoons. They were purchased at the Fred Hall show maybe 30 years ago by myself and a great friend who is now a captain. I have an upcoming 7 day trip and they are going mostly because we both thought it would be hilarious if said spoons did as intended. Does anyone have any experience with them?
     
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    Never saw one.! Can you post a pic??
     
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    image.png Sure. It looks like a giant crocodile. About 1/4" thick steel.
     
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    I'll take some better pictures this afternoon. This is just a blow up of a picture of everything I'm taking on my trip so pardon the poor quality.
     
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    On my first 10 day trip in 1982 on the Red Rooster III (she was only a few months old) we used heavy, thick Krocodiles like those in your picture for Wahoo. They were chrome on one side and reflective tape on the other. They works for Wahoo but were hard to fish. If you crank them too fast they would spin. You had to slow them down. The other jig of choice was the Hopkins No Equal, it was easier to crank fast. Back then the only guys fishing bombs made their own out of torpedo sinkers or turn bomb heads out brass and stainless on a lathe.

    If I remember correctly I got a Wahoo on a chrome Krocodile. That was 34 years ago......
     
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    I was on a 14 day back in the day and got 9 of them on the pink and black one, it was the hot jig on that trip, I can't see a reason they still wouldn't work, I have always been curious if anyone has used one lately. I tried to show all the teeth marks. The Hopkins was a good one also.

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    Thanks for the replies guys. I am happy to hear that a silly purchase by a 10-12 year old kid might actually have a place in the arsenal to this day. Although it might not work as good as a raider or bomb, I will be using it just because I think it would be so cool to catch a wahoo on it.
     
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    Hopkins still work ;)
     
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    Yep, they will still catch 'm..
     
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    Top two look like "giant" needlefish lures I use to troll for trout
     

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