Hazy Eye Stinger Hook 3-Pack (Product Code HTL00006) This stinger hook is designed to be added to the line tie end of a jigging spoon (slab) to increase your strike-to-catch ratio. This is particularly effective in the cool water period from Nov. through March but works year ‘round.
To attach to a slab, simply insert the braided loop through the line tie eye of the slab, then pass the hook through the loop, then cinch the loop tightly against the line tie and, using your fingernails, position it at the base of the line tie, where the line tie contacts the body of the slab.
This is extremely effective on largemouth bass and prevents fish lost at boatside due to head-shaking. If you carefully observed hooked fish, you will notice how many fish are primarily hooked with the stinger. The treble hook will be found outside the mouth of the fish (i.e. in the head, gill cover, etc.) where it digs in after the stinger hook initially hooks the fish (see photo of stinger hook in fish's mouth for a visual on correct placement of the stinger).
If you fish a slab, you should not fish one without a stinger. I fish for a living and have a stinger on every single slab I use.
● #4 HOOK
● 50 lbs. BRAIDED LOOP
● HEAT SHRINK TUBING PROTECTS KNOT
● TUBING ACTS AS AN ATTRACTOR
TECHNICAL DATA SHEET - HAZY EYE STINGER HOOKS
To attach a Hazy Eye Stinger, push the braided loop through the line-tie end of your slab (opposite the treble hook end) until the heat-shrink tubing is halfway through the eye. Spread the loop open and pass it over the line tie and over the point and bend of the hook, then cinch it tight. So the hook doesn’t tangle on your slab’s treble hook, the tolerance on the braided loop is very tight. You will likely need to bear down with your fingernail or thumbnail to get the braided loop to slip over the bend of the hook.
For a video tutorial go to YouTube and in the search bar, type “hazy eye stinger hook closeup”.
As you use the Hazy Eye Stinger Hook, you’ll notice that it performs best in cooler water, generally from October through March, but improves performance year ‘round.
Simply look closely at the fish you catch and observe which hook is actually in the fish’s mouth. More often than not, the Hazy Eye Stinger Hook will be the one which caught the fish, and the treble hook will be other than in the fish’s mouth (i.e. in the gill plate, the forehead, the nose, or perhaps not in the fish at all).
Who I Am
My name is Bob Maindelle. I was born into a fishing family in 1969 while my dad was serving in Vietnam. My earliest childhood memories revolve around angling. Pop Pop Hamilton was a commercial fisherman on the Mississippi, mom and dad went fishing on Clarks Hill Reservoir near Augusta, Georgia, on cheap dates as newlyweds, and Uncle Glenn ran a saltwater charter boat out of Shark River, NJ. I'm now happily married, live in Salado, Texas, right at the eastern edge of the Texas Hill Country, and am carrying on the family tradition. I have fished all over our nation in fresh waters and salt, and with all manner of gear and tackle. In 1991, I graduated from West Point (U.S. Military Academy) with a Bachelor of Science degree in environmental engineering, and spent 8 years with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, followed by 9 years in industry as an environmental engineer. I retired in 2016 from full-time ministry as the Small Groups Pastor at a large church in central Texas. My business experience from my "previous life" and my flexible schedule allow me to operate "Holding The Line Guide Service" out of my home on the lakes of this region. I am physically fit, extremely well-organized, very methodical, self-disciplined and detail-oriented. I enjoy introducing beginners to the sport. I enjoy coaching those with a little experience. I enjoy fishing with great fishermen and picking up on tips and techniques from all over the country. I am not so prideful to think that I cannot still learn much from other further down the path than I.
Why I Fish
The pursuit of fish is, to me, an incomparable, lifelong challenge that tests the mind, the body, and even the will. The timeless variables of weather, wind, forage location, light, temperature and pressure prevent any one day's pursuit from being like the chase of any other day. Every sunrise holds new promise, every storm front brings change, every season nudges fish movements, and though the cycle has repeated since the beginning of time, I believe the code will never be fully deciphered. But there are some who understand parts of the code. I am one. And that understanding breeds a desire to preserve and to protect that same Creation that is pursued.
"Absolutely the consummate professional! He actually should start a school for want-to-be guides! I've been on at least 100 guided trips, NEVER had a guide in any field do the job Bob does!