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Mustad weedless weighted wacky hook

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Anyone using these? I use an unweighted hook now with a nail weight in the nose of my worm but looking for something to give it a more natural fall.

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Too much shank length, a wire guard that can break, and the point is towards the hook eye--no thanks.

Exactly what is a "natural fall" and natural for what?

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The fall im getting now is a darting action where the worm actually straigthenes out and dives down. With the weight in the middle I would assume it would kind of sink evenly.

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OK, my observation is the fish is most attracted by the fall no matter how that fall occurs as long as it's slow. I use added weight only to overcome line surface tension, wind, current, and line floatation (I use braid).

As far a what natual fall really is in relation to a real worm, they move around a lot when put in water, so if you want to imitate natural, that is what natural does. Un-natural would be a even/level/rapid fall as would happen with the subject hook.

I choose a "natural fall" for my presentation, the fish like it.

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I really like these for weighted wacky rig hooks: http://www.northlandtackle.com/Page.taf?page=News/20051201LipStickWackyWormHook&title=Lip-Stick%C2%AE%20Wacky-Worm%20Hook%20NEW%20PRODUCT%20RELEASE

The Kahle-style hook provides excellent hookup ratios, but ONLY if you use a subtle sweep-set and NOT a hammer-it-home hookset.  I've caught hundreds of bass with this hook and its never once failed me in any way.

If rigging weightless, I use a 2/0 Gamagatsu finesse hook, or, the weightless version of the above Northland hook.

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Do you use the 1/0 or 2/0?

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I ended up going with these in the 1/32 weight. They are made from a local Louisiana company called Falcon Lures. We will see how it goes.

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I use all 3 weighted sizes of the Falcon Lures hooks, as well as the unweighted. You made the right choice, they are the best on the market for 5",6" and 7" senkos/stick baits. I am still searching for a better weedless hook for 4" baits, I don't care much for the Gamakatsu weedless widegap finesse hooks, or the Owner weedless wacky hooks.

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I use all 3 weighted sizes of the Falcon Lures hooks, as well as the unweighted. You made the right choice, they are the best on the market for 5",6" and 7" senkos/stick baits. I am still searching for a better weedless hook for 4" baits, I don't care much for the Gamakatsu weedless widegap finesse hooks, or the Owner weedless wacky hooks.

Do you think these will do ok for throwing trick worms?

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They work fine for trick worms, at least for now.  I am using this same setup, but am looking for a hook with a little lighter hook.  I like a light wire hook for fishing wacky style and these are pretty heavy, but they aren't a bad choice.

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The selection of light wire weedless wacky hooks seems to be scarce especially in a weighted option.

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I like a splitshot on the line with a bobber stopper in front of it.

But they look interesting and I can think of a few other uses I would like to utilize them with.

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