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Looking to try some new rigs next fishing season... I'll need to get some terminal tackle for them but I’m not sure what sizes, brands, weights, etc I should get... Only hooks I have now are EWG's i use for Texas rigging.

 

Rigs I want to try:

 

Mojo Rig

Dropshot

 

If I could get some suggestions on hooks (size and brand would help), and weights for the two.

Cheers.

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If I lived where you live, I 'd throw jigs and then more jigs and after that I'd throw more jigs.  If you feel like you've got to change it up, I'd go to a drop shot or a jika rig.

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For drop-shotting try the VMC spin shot hooks, I use them, and like them a lot. Here is what I do:

 

Nose hooking things like finesse worms, gulp minnows, and other small baits I use the #2 spinshot, If I want to rig those same smaller baits on a weedless drop shot, I will use the #1/0 EWG spinshot.

 

If I bump up to a little bigger bait, I go with the #1 spinshot, and the 3/0 EWG spinshot

 

If I am "bubba" or "power" shotting I use the 3/0-5/0 Power-shot hook.

 

These hooks are all fairly cheap (in cost, very good quality) so get a bucnh of them and see what works for you.

 

As for sinkers, I like the "pencil" or "finesse" style drop-shot sinkers. The slip in and out of rocks and grass better. I carry 3 sizes, 1/4oz. for shallow work, 3/8's for "all purpose work", and 1/2 for deep water and/or windy conditions. When bubba-shotting, I use the old-timey lead bass casting sinkers in 1/2-1 oz sizes depending on the thickness of cover, they tie direct to the "tag" or "drop" line and wont pull off in thick cover like the drop shot weights do.

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For drop-shotting try the VMC spin shot hooks, I use them, and like them a lot. Here is what I do:

 

Nose hooking things like finesse worms, gulp minnows, and other small baits I use the #2 spinshot, If I want to rig those same smaller baits on a weedless drop shot, I will use the #1/0 EWG spinshot.

 

If I bump up to a little bigger bait, I go with the #1 spinshot, and the 3/0 EWG spinshot

 

If I am "bubba" or "power" shotting I use the 3/0-5/0 Power-shot hook.

 

These hooks are all fairly cheap (in cost, very good quality) so get a bucnh of them and see what works for you.

 

As for sinkers, I like the "pencil" or "finesse" style drop-shot sinkers. The slip in and out of rocks and grass better. I carry 3 sizes, 1/4oz. for shallow work, 3/8's for "all purpose work", and 1/2 for deep water and/or windy conditions. When bubba-shotting, I use the old-timey lead bass casting sinkers in 1/2-1 oz sizes depending on the thickness of cover, they tie direct to the "tag" or "drop" line and wont pull off in thick cover like the drop shot weights do.

 

This explains it about as perfectly as you can ask for.

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Dropshot hooks I am fond of the owner mosquito hooks in 1/0 to 2/0 

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For drop-shotting try the VMC spin shot hooks, I use them, and like them a lot. Here is what I do:

 

Nose hooking things like finesse worms, gulp minnows, and other small baits I use the #2 spinshot, If I want to rig those same smaller baits on a weedless drop shot, I will use the #1/0 EWG spinshot.

 

If I bump up to a little bigger bait, I go with the #1 spinshot, and the 3/0 EWG spinshot

 

If I am "bubba" or "power" shotting I use the 3/0-5/0 Power-shot hook.

 

These hooks are all fairly cheap (in cost, very good quality) so get a bucnh of them and see what works for you.

 

As for sinkers, I like the "pencil" or "finesse" style drop-shot sinkers. The slip in and out of rocks and grass better. I carry 3 sizes, 1/4oz. for shallow work, 3/8's for "all purpose work", and 1/2 for deep water and/or windy conditions. When bubba-shotting, I use the old-timey lead bass casting sinkers in 1/2-1 oz sizes depending on the thickness of cover, they tie direct to the "tag" or "drop" line and wont pull off in thick cover like the drop shot weights do.

 

Cheers' Thanks.

Question was mainly geared more towards the hook selection... I go to TW and look under drop shot hooks and see 30 or so choices.. I was looking at those spin shots and gammy drop split shot but didn't have a clue on size.

 

And the baits I’m thinking would be mainly finesse worms

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I believe Aaron martins has his own Gamakatsu drop shot hook , I have been wanting to check out .

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#1 & #2 Gami Octopus hooks and 1/8, 3/16, and 1/4 ounce teardrop weights for dropshotting. As far as baits go, Roboworms, and SK Dreamshots get the job done

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Dropshot hooks I am fond of the owner mosquito hooks in 1/0 to 2/0

I use owner Mosquitos as well, except I like #4,#2, and #1 sizes for dropshotting. I like 1/0-2/0 for wacky-rigging.

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I like River2Sea tungsten.

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