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I don't know if that's the case but I lost a t-rigged weedless worm today to something underwater and was wondering if the EWG hook might have had something to do with it.  It was a 10-in. Berkley Powerbait worm.

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In theory, the EWG should be more snag resistant because the hook point is in line with the line tie.  The line should "guide" the hook point around snags.  This is also the same reason EWG hooks are said to have a worse hook up ratio than regular offset hooks.

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I know a lot of guys don't push the hook point all the way through the plastic with an offset round bend worm hook, while you pretty much have too with an EWG. I'm pretty sure that would make a big difference in the amount of snags you get.

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I know a lot of guys don't push the hook point all the way through the plastic with an offset round bend worm hook, while you pretty much have too with an EWG. I'm pretty sure that would make a big difference in the amount of snags you get.

I always push my hooks through and then skin hook the point back into the bait to make it weedless.

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I always push my hooks through and then skin hook the point back into the bait to make it weedless.

Okay that's what I usually do to, except for when I'm flipping with a straight shank hook. I don't really know what to tell you then. Maybe the skin is getting torn with the EWG and exposing the hook point.
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I "skin" hook my plastic, too, with an EWG.  However, working that through "stuff" will wear the plastic at the hook point and it will snag.  I like to not push the hook all the way through the plastic if I'm dragging through heavy stuff.

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In my experience normal offset round bends come through grass better than EWG just because they are more compact.

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Aint no hook 100% weedless! ;)

There is a percentage of our cast that will end up snagged, we have to try to minimize that percentage.

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Okay that's what I usually do to, except for when I'm flipping with a straight shank hook. I don't really know what to tell you then. Maybe the skin is getting torn with the EWG and exposing the hook point.

 

That, or my bait got caught in a "V" between two branches underwater.  I was originally thinking that the wider profile of the EWG would make that more likely, but maybe not.  Anyway, it's only a soft plastic...not like losing a crankbait or spinnerbait.

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Your sinker was probably the culprit. When they wedge in a rock or get caught in a crack in a piece of wood you're going to have a tough time getting it lose regardless of the hook.

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