I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I’m not big on tinkering. I like lures that require very little modifications because I’d rather be fishing than messing around with lures.
I can comfortably say that the Rapala DT 6 is totally ready to fish, straight from the package. The hooks are really impressive, actually. They’re razor sharp and tend to stay sharp for a long time, even after beating ’em against cover for a few fishing trips. They also hold their shape well, as I have never lost a fish on this crankbait due to a bent or warped hook.