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retooling for spring...whats preffered wighted hook size/style  for baby rage craw rage rigged?  Really not alot weighted hook options under 4/0, and a lot of them are heavy wire types.   Overkill for me since I generally fish 6-10lb line.    I really like owner twistlock lights for everything  and gone as far as wrapping solder on 2/0 and 3/0 hooks    Did real well with these little devils late in season here rigging them various ways, wish played with them lot sooner

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My hook of choice, is the weighted Moaner Stick'R hook. Baby Craw gets the 3/0, and I generally like about 1/4oz up to 3/8oz for Rage Rigging.

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Thanks,  ..they look ideal.  I sifted through ***'s and basspro's offerings  and couldnt find what i was looking for to get where i wanna go.  basspro has pinch on weights i can make own but wouldnt be as streamlined as those moaners. owner needs something like that in there lineup.    I see those stik'r pins they sell on there site too, was looking for something like that for the elastech worms/baits instead of fighting with and heating springs.  

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The baby craw is one of my favorite drop shot baits. I usually nose hook it with a circle hook.

...i'll have to try that.  it is a fish catching machine fished whether on a jighead, weightless etc ...i even had good luck with it on an owner flashy swimmer which is more or less a spinnerbait.   all size fish will wack it.  

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Owner has a light wire weighted hook. The weight can be moved on the hook shank to change how the bait falls.

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Owner has a light wire weighted hook. The weight can be moved on the hook shank to change how the bait falls.

 

Mustad makes one like that ~

 

A-Jay

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Mustad make one like that ~

A-Jay

Yeah that's the one. I grabbed a few packs on clearance at Walmart last year for $1pk. They work pretty good.

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i like to t-rig them weightless on a 1/0 ewg gamakatsu worm hook. they fall so slow and the bass just swoop in and devour them. on this hook i can swim it in the water, drag it on the bottom slow, lift it and let it fall back down, etc. i even swim it in as a top water bait letting the claws create a ruckus on the surface...very versatile bait...

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i like to t-rig them weightless on a 1/0 ewg gamakatsu worm hook. they fall so slow and the bass just swoop in and devour them. on this hook i can swim it in the water, drag it on the bottom slow, lift it and let it fall back down, etc. i even swim it in as a top water bait letting the claws create a ruckus on the surface...very versatile bait...

 

 

 

I was essentially fishing them that way this fall in local pond i call my test pond ...little solder wrapped on twistlock light 

hook shank only difference ..they smashed it on light spinning gear.  Would like to get a nice vertical fall and longer cast though and be able to use on baitcast outfit.    

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2/0 EWG Gamakatsu

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My hook of choice, is the weighted Moaner Stick'R hook. Baby Craw gets the 3/0, and I generally like about 1/4oz up to 3/8oz for Rage Rigging.

 

You use 3/8 for the baby craw? Must sink like a rock.

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I was essentially fishing them that way this fall in local pond i call my test pond ...little solder wrapped on twistlock light 

hook shank only difference ..they smashed it on light spinning gear.  Would like to get a nice vertical fall and longer cast though and be able to use on baitcast outfit.    

i fish them on spinning gear only. i get a nice vertical slow fall on slack line, ive fished them on between 8 and 12lb mono and on occasion 6(depends on the algae in the pond i fish), the fall rate of and the type of line could be the difference...though it doesnt weigh much i guess, that twist lock could affect the balance of the weight too, changing a vertical fall into a slight nose dive...

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figured i should do  follow up...moaner strokers have been the answer, been doing a number on the fish with them.  Biggest surprise has been the stroker coupled with the elaztech crawdadz in the 1/8 size when conditions allow ..fish cant stay off it  The thing's practically indestructible too,

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