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Vinny Chase

Worm/Stickbait Hooks

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I primarily use Gammy EWGs for my plastic fishing. After missing more than my far share of fish this past summer, I'm starting to think its time to see what everyone else prefers for worms/stickbaits.

Let me know!

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I like to use a straight shank hook texas rigged. Owner has a great deal on pro packs on their web site. $15 for a 28 pack. I throw them weightless in the spring and add some split shot in the summer.

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For most of my plastics I use a straight shank.  For thicker bodied plastics I'll use an EWG.  Size depends on the lure being used.

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I like using my straight shanks for pitchin/flippin, but I'll try that out this spring and see how it works!

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   I use Gami EWG except for punching, never had a problem hooking fish. I dont use anything smaller then a 3/0, and usually go bigger if I can get away with it.I dont usually throw say a robo worm other then drop shot or shakey head. For something like a dead ringer Ill use a 4/0, brush hogs are 5/0. Sometimes these are the superline model.

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i either use a owner or gami straight shank or owner wacky, gami octopus

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Owner straight shank, they have a really really good light wire hook, if your not fishing around heavy cover, or a 3x one if you are

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I like my Gammy EWG's... One trick (if you could call it that)... Is to move the hook a little further down the worm on Your texas rig stuff.  I have convinced that a 1/4 inch further makes a difference.

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I like my Gammy EWG's... One trick (if you could call it that)... Is to move the hook a little further down the worm on Your texas rig stuff. I have convinced that a 1/4 inch further makes a difference.

Just wondering how is this going to make a difference?

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For worms and stick baits I use a straight shanked hook as I'm convinced I get a higher hooking percentage and less snags as I texas rig the bait whereas when using an EWG hook I texpose the hook.

Convinced that a straight shank hook with the angle of the point to the eye is the reason for better hookup-especially in the top of the mouth. Slide an EWG hook across you finger and it wont dig in while a straight shanked hook will.

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I like my Gammy EWG's... One trick (if you could call it that)... Is to move the hook a little further down the worm on Your texas rig stuff. I have convinced that a 1/4 inch further makes a difference.

Just wondering how is this going to make a difference?

If you move the hook 1/4" down on the under side of the worm it will give you a more erratic action.  Try this weightless in early spring and hold on.

Kelley

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I only fish stick worms wacky rigged and I use a Gammie 4X wire saltwater octopus hook in size 4/0.  The extra thick wire adds some weight which is desired in the river to help get the bait down in the current.  For tubes, craws, beavers etc., I fish them on a Fin-tech Titleshot jig rigged weedless and Tex-posed.  Everyone in the clubs I belong to who has tried the Titleshot jig has converted over to it...give it a try.

Available in the Twin Cities at Thorne Bros., Fleet Farm or you can order direct from Fin-Tech.  They are in Ellsworth, WI so service is very quick for us in MN.

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  Gammie EWGs...... I use 4/0 for my standard stickbaits (5") and trust me, the 1/4" makes a difference :-X

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Mustad Straight Shank Denny Brauer Flipping Hook for plastics up to the thickness of a 6" Senko at which time I switch to a Strike King Saber Point Round Bend Offset.

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