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Jig Mold Hooks!? What Am I Missing?

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I tend to use 'after-market' hitchhiker springs with most of my plastics on worm hooks.  Shopping for hooks today I noticed that jig mold hooks appear to be about a fifth the cost of 'regular' hooks.  The cynic in me says it is just about the markets and packaging and the idea that jig-makers buy in quantity and won't pay a buck a hook since they have to invest in the rest of the product materials.  What else might I be missing?  Aside from the eye being 90 degrees off from most worm hooks, why shouldn't I buy jig mold hooks for T-rigs, punching, c-rigs, etc....and just put hitchhiker coils on them?  What would I be sacrificing?

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Don't use the 90 deg hooks stick with 30-60 deg bends.  One of my favorite hooks is an Owner Deep Throat Jig hook with a CPS added and plastic rigged.  I used this and a Rage Craw and Structure bug last year on Wilson Lake with the Roadtrip Crew.  I used this for almost a year straight until I started using the Owner Flipping hook. 

 

Oddly I called Owner this morning about ordering 1k worm hooks.  They are still more expensive then jig hooks.

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Thanks, Mike!  This is the hook I was contemplating:  http://www.ebay.com/itm/Bulk-Mustad-Ultra-Point-91768BLN-1-0-9-0-/321335659419

 

The fact that those above are Mustad is PURELY coincidental, GT.

 

 

I'm still unsure why they're so much cheaper than hooks marketed for ready-to-use applications.

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Many swimbait or Rage rig hooks use that exact hook.

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Sounds like a good idea to me. I may buy some too .

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I use that hook in a 1/0 for a finesse jig I make. The reason those hooks are priced different is because of the limited market for them, besides manufacturers the only ones who buy them are guys like myself that cast their own jigs.  If you look at some of the swim bait hooks you'll see jig mold hooks with weights, spring locks, or both on them and they are exactly the same hook only sold for something different. The 91768 hook from Mustad is a 28 degree hook that is used to make Poison Tail jigs out of a Do-it mold but go to a tackle shop or look at Tackle Warehouse and look at the Mustad power lock plus swim bait hook, it is the same hook but in the catalog I believe the number is changed a bit to differentiate styles which also includes price. If you want to use a spring lock with all your plastics just look for jig hooks and basically any 30, or 60 degree jig hook will work but be careful with some because a lot will be heavy wire and others will be light wire or medium wire, make sure you know what kind of wire as you don't want a heavy wire hook for fishing a 6" straight tail worm with a spinning rod on 6lb line, but other than that you are good to go.

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Choporoz, ur idea is exactly what I do. why are you fighting it :eyebrows: 

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