Buying up raggedy old Kynoch Killers for refurbishment over the close season kept me entertained until the season started. The palavor of painting the plugs with all the messing about that entailed was good fun. By extension, the finished baits now required new mounts to complete the job. I use two slightly different versions and here is how I make them.
The main ingredient of the mount is a double barrel swivel. These are readily available from major retailers and are handy for this job as they are just the right size for threading through the hole in the plug.
Fit a large split ring on to one end of the double swivel. This ring needs to be big enough that it won’t pull through the hole. Add a large treble to the split ring and voila!
The other version I use has an additional swivel in it. This allows the hook to be positioned further down the bait and may (or may not!) improve hooking. When you see the position of the hook on the Tomic plugs it is further back than on the ‘normal’ Kynoch and that is what I am aiming for.
Follow all the instructions above but don’t fit the treble. Instead you add a normal barrel swivel to the large split ring.
Next, I fit a smaller split ring to the other end of the barrel swivel.
Now for the business end – the hook. My preference is for a decent sized treble and the Owner hooks are very good. For a normal Kynoch I like a size 1/0
Fancy a change? Those lovely red Owner trebles look good on these mounts! They are expensive but are exceedingly sharp and very, very strong.