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Going to put an email into Capt. Mike with Aquadream to see if it's just a bad batch or if he's upgrading to new hooks.

Two weeks in a row that I've actually had fish break the hook.  Not straighten, but break.  Granted the one today was an upper slot red (maybe over slot), but the fish was pretty much beat.  Four really good runs from the kayak.   Needless to say I wasn't a happy camper.

You may recall in another thread I had a hook pit on the first trip out.  I spoke to other folks who use the same spoon and they had the same issue.

The hook is breaking at the screw.  You can see the eye still on the spoon.

On a fishing note I got on 2 snook, 3 trout , 1 flounder, and landed 1 red...friggin' hook cost me a double slam.  My neighbor caught 3 reds, 2 snook and 2 trout.  He caught most of his on gold spoons.  I caught mine on spoons, plastics.  Yeah...it was blowing about 12-15, so we can't complain.  Water was REALLY dirty at Cockroach.


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The official reply from Capt Mike...

"Thank you for bring this to my attention. The problem is the hook. We 
discovered that we had a box of defective hooks from Eagle Claw when I had a 
fish break the hook on a spoon that I was using. I use these spoons too so I 
don't want any problems either. We changed all of the hooks that where 
sitting on the shelf but we were not sure how many defective hooks got out. 
We are now using Mustad 34009 stainless steel hook and I am currently 
looking for an even stronger hook. I'm glad this came up on the forum. 
Please spread the word that if anyone experiences any problem with a spoon 
let me know. I will gladly send replacement hooks to anyone that wants them. 
Let me have your address and I will send you the new hooks asap. Capt. Mike, Aqua Dream Living."

The email address is here.



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Seems like good customer service to me.

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I went by Southshore Bait and Tackle and bought the Pinfish Aquadream based on your reviews and Flatsclass. 

David M.
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Nothing fancy to 'em; throw them as far as you can and reel.  Occasionally I might give it a pop, but 80-90% of the time it's a straight retrieve (slow and steady for reds, couple pops for trout).  If you're in the sandy stuff (a pothole) I might let it bump the bottom.  Find the mullet and most of the time you'll find the reds.  Big schools of mullet (> 200 fish) have been kinda odd.  Seems the smaller schools  (< 200 or so) work better - at least that's my experience.

Keep an eye on that hook; any sign of rust and email Capt. Mike at Aquadream.

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Thanks for the tips. I am going to try it out on the flats. Didn't want to try it today on the LMR because too many barnacles from where we were on shore.
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I used the spoon yesterday and got a trout and a ton of lady fish. 

David M.
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