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5. I’ve experimented with different lines between spinner and hook, but most kink or twist. Pike wire is definitely the way to go, being mega-strong, anti-twist or kink and because it won’t wrap around the spinner body so often.
Wire crimps enable a neat, tangle-free finish, and hooks need to be strong enough to deal with rocket propelled mullet, in sizes 4 or 6.  A wide gape Teflon carp hook is perfectly adequate.