I might have to search farther than Bi-Mart for gear some day.
This is exactly what I do. More work putting the split ring on but I’d like to think it gives the spoon more freedom to move than a snap swivel thus giving the spoon more action. I also use Mustad ultra point siwash which are pre bent already. I got turned onto these a couple of years ago, was told they are the best for spoons and I have to agree. Dig the bend in the hook and they’re sticky!
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We floated it Sunday and didn't have a bite or see one caught. A few boats that said they had fish had multiple fish hooked, otherwise nothing.Went to the Wilson river Saturday and the water looked perfect. I spent a lot of my time higher up on the Wilson and eventually worked my way down to Mills bridge. I fished for about two hours there and saw 5 steelhead landed all of them were hatchery fish. Of course I got skunked lol, but it was nice to see fish caught.