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For a 4.8" paddle tail what size and brand swimbait hook are you using? Would a 5/0 be big enough do you think? 

*Edit, something like a Kietech Fat Impact 

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i'm thinking a 3/0 max for a worm that size. Gamakatsu screw lock

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54 minutes ago, chadmack282 said:

5/0 is to big it would kill the action

I ask 5/0 because I tried using a 4/0 and it was barely even getting to the slot in the bait for the hook to lay. 

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I'd go with 4/0 max but prefer 3/0, but like MassYak said most aren't long enough so try and find longer ones that get back to the slot.  I use a 3/0 for the 3.8" Kietechs. Also try an underspin if you haven't yet! This one made by Owner is my favorite way to fish a Kietech Fat. I have had more luck with using them with this underspin vs just a weighted swimbait hook.

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I use a 5/0 Moaner Weighted Stroker hook. 1/4oz for calm conditions in 5ft or less and 3/8oz for slightly deeper conditions or windy. 

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Eagle Claw Lazer Weighted Swimbait 60-degree Hook 5/0.

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5/0 weighted Owner Twistlock or 4/0 Owner Beast if you're running a heavier rod. Both sit nicely in the hook slot of the 4.8" Fat Impact. The 5/0 Twistlock comes through cover a little better while the 4/0 Beast has a larger gap and a bit more weight to it. The Eagle Claw isn't a bad hook either. It has a nice gap like the Beast but is a less stout hook so you can use lighter tackle.

I haven't found a weighted hook that I love for the 3.8" yet so I will be buying some of that 3/0 underspin hook posted above.

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