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EWG vs Offset worm hook

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Please pardon the wetness behind my ears. What is the difference between an EWG and a standard offset worm hook? Aesthetically, I see the difference. But what do you use them for? How do you determine which style hook for your baits? 

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There is less gap in an ewg than a standard hook . I only  use EWG's on fat baits . As long as the " gape "is twice the thickness of the bait   I will use it .    

 

I define and may very well be be wrong , gape is the distance from point to shank and gap the distance from eye to point . 

 

I feel I get better hookups with a standard hook when using a skinny bait like a Jelly Worm .

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I use both and find no difference in hook sets with either.

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I use primarily the wide gap hooks because it allows me to skin hook my baits and allow for easier hooksets. The wide gap hooks are also a must for rigging thicker baits. 

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fat baits get EWG's and skinny or finesse baits get a more standard gap.

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Thank you folks!

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Gap is measured from the hook point to the base of the hook bend. EWG means extra wide gap and nothing to do with hook length.

Tom

 

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I fish with 4/0 Gammy offset round bend 90% of the time !!! if I'm punching it's a 5/0 hack attack straight shank... To fish a ewg the body has to be fatter than any beaver style or craw bait that I use .. Or maybe my hook set is stronger??? Never had problem with a offset  hook no matter if it's a curly tail worm, pit boss, sweet beaver, rage bug etc...

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