Is this hook illegal?

Discussion in 'Tackle Talk' started by fishbean, Apr 24, 2018.

  1. fishbean

    fishbean

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    According to page 11 of the 2018 Michigan Fishing Guide it is illegal to "possess or sell a multi-pointed hook with a weight permanently attached."
    Does that describe the hook in this picture?
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  3. Waif

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    Welcome to Michigan Sportsman Fishbean.
    The hook on the spinner pictured is free to move.
    Weight is not attached to it.

    Here is an example of what is illegal ,but more crude forms should be easy to figure out...

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  5. fishbean

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    Thank you.

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  6. fishbean

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    Thats ok. Because of your post I see that they must be legal elsewhere, just not in Michigan.
    Thank you.

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  7. Fishndude

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    In a pinch, if you find yourself on a river that only allows single hooks, you can cut 2 of the hooks off that treble to be legal.
     
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  8. 454casull

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    Ahhhh the ole Tahoe Spinner!
     
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    Spiders.
     
  11. Quack Addict

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    M60's are for "fishing"
    M80's are for mailboxes
     
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    sound like we done the same things, only differents, the M60 where called Harrisville Dry Fly....
     
  13. 454casull

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    Snagging never appealed to me, you are not tricking the fish just force feeding. Spoonbills, seems it's the only way to "fish" for them, get snagged regularly. Guess that is for sure one fish I will never catch.
     
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    As a kid, I collected M60's along the river to melt down for perch & whitefish sinkers. M60 was cast into the lead weight on some of them. Remember one of my dad's friends calling them Polish dry flies or something like that.

    I never M80'd a mailbox. Growing up, our neighbor was a school teacher and the highschool kids got his mailbox and flower pots a couple times at the end of the marking period. It drove him so crazy the guy slept in the back of my dad's pickup truck some nights to try to catch the vandals in the act. He never did.
     
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    A buddy of mine pulled an M60 out of the Ausable last weekend. It came from a stretch of river that I've "caught" dozens of them from over the years. For what it is worth, I haven't actually seen anyone use one for several decades. I just tossed it on a transom tray in my boat, and will melt the lead down with the other's I've found, at some point.