I do most of my fishing from shore.  As always there are lots of lily pads where the bass are near and I usually end up catching lily pads even when I try weedless hooks.    I was hesitant to try these spring guarded hooks but I gave it a shot.  I saw a bass jump so  I cast into the pads and after 3 attempts I hooked a bass.  When I reeled it in it was hooked well.   After catching multiple fish I found the spring held up well and I never snagged any lilly pads.   And best of all the hook makes my lure tangle free when I cover it with the spring guard.      I highly recommend it.          

-Robert, Uncasville, CT