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Gents,

Looking for feedback on what people are using.

I have always just pegged a weight on a wacky hook.

Thanks for your input

Al

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I use the Owner weighted wacky hooks from 1/32 oz up to 1/8 oz.  They work great except it's a thin wire hook and will straighten out with braid so drag play is a must.  Even though they do straighten out, they bend back and hold their place pretty well and long as you don't hang it a lot.  I have had the same one on my rod since september of last year and i just bend it back and reuse it.  1/32 oz weighted wacky with a zoom finesse worm in a slight current gets a lot of fish and not just bass, crappie kill it with this technique as well. 

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I actually use both of the aforementioned options.  I've tried many other and honestly, these are the best 2 options I've encountered.  I like the recessed eye on the Gammy, but I like the hook design (they call it a "saddle") and the price of the Owner.  Both brands make excellent hooks, so overall hook quality will be great with both.  Here's a link to the Owner:

 

http://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Owner_Wacky_Jig_Head_4pk/descpage-OWJH.html

 

By the way, in certain grassy situations, your method of worm weight above a wacky hook (weedless version) is often best -- a bullet shaped weight will often come through grass better than either of these jighead shapes.  I do this a LOT, in fact -- 1/16 or 1/8 oz tungsten bullet weight above a weedless wacky hook.  I like the Owner Weedless Wacky and the Gamakatsu Weedless drop shot/split shot hooks.  

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I like the Buckeye Flik-it jig for Wacky on lite baits or to fish a bit deeper!

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Good old crimped on split shot above your favorite wacky hook...

 

oe

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Used a bunch of different ones, like the Buckeye Flick-It

the best. For some reason the football jighead just gives

me a confidence :) 

 

Have also crimped lead on, but haven't liked the action

as much as the jig head where the weight is a bit further

out from the hook point.

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11 hours ago, NHBull said:

Gents,

Looking for feedback on what people are using.

I have always just pegged a weight on a wacky hook.

Thanks for your input

Al

 

 

If you're fishing open water where weedlessness isn't necessary, I rig just the same as you.

Install a line-stop, slip on a bullet sinker (as light as 1/32 oz), tie on the wacky hook of your choice

then peg the sinker. However, in weed-infested waters I use the Gamee G-Finesse Wacky Jighead

 

Roger

 

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Owner Weedless Wacky Hook or Lazer Trokar Wacky Worm Weedless Wide Gap Hooks

 

I tend to use the Trokar Hook more than Owner due to Hook set that I like to do. I wish that Trokar would make it little bit bigger like 3/0 or 4/0 because the Owners 2/0 is bigger than the Trokar. 

 

but the catch is that I add the split shot weights to determine what I want it to be. It has made a big difference for me. 

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Gamakatsu G-Finess. This small gauge hook is super sharp, and super strong. I have never bent one. The weed guard is wire, but it is very supple, yet just sturdy enough to keep the gunk off the hook. I use this hook exclusively unless I need to fish weightless. I would say my hook-up ratio with this hook is 9:10.

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Jackall was the first followed by Owner to market Flick Shaky weedless jigs with tungsten heads and both are good. Jackall are pricey and you can find them in discount sometimes, I bought them for $1 a bag recently.

 

Tom

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I use VMC wacky jigs for light line/spinning gear.

 

And Revenge Flippin' whackers for heavier line/cover/casting gear applications.

 

1/16th and 1/8th are my go-to sizes for both, and I keep color choice simple, all black, all the time.

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the vmc weedless wacky jig works well the only issue i have is the wire weedguard tends to cut fish

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VMC Ike Approved Wacky Weedless head. $5 for 4. 

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