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I am going to play around with pitching a 4" Rage Bug by Rage Tail. I will probably pair it up with a Gamakatsu offset EWG hook but can't decide if a 3/0 or 4/0 would be a better fit for it. What say you?

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I use a 4/0 Owner Twist Lock Flippin hook.

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I use a Trokar Straight Shank Flippin Hook in (4/0 ..... I think :P).

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Yep, 4/0 is good

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1 minute ago, pauldconyers said:

Would you still suggest the 4/0 of I went up to the 4.5" size?

I think your getting to 5/0 at that length.

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I think I am going to buy two different colors of the 4" Rage Bug. One will be black and blue. The other would be either the green pumpkin or the Watermelon Red flake. Do you guys suggest one over the other or are they so similar it really doesn't matter?

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1 minute ago, pauldconyers said:

I think I am going to buy two different colors of the 4" Rage Bug. One will be black and blue. The other would be either the green pumpkin or the Watermelon Red flake. Do you guys suggest one over the other or are they so similar it really doesn't matter?

Very difficult to get two fisherman to agree on the same color .....

 

I think the majority (51% ;)) would suggest Green Pumpkin first.

Don't worry, you will own the Watermelon shortly.

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I have a 4" Rage Bug rigged nearly always.  Accounts for probably more fish than everything else I use...combined.

     I use Gamakatsu 1/8oz weighted 3/0 ....almost exclusively.  I've gone to Owner hooks for most other uses, but for Rage Bug (and Cut-R) the Gammy 3/0 weighted is perfect size, gap, etc.   I do use owner CPS pins, or generic hitchhikers, though.

    I use greens mostly, and throw in some bama craw and black to mix it up sometimes.  But, I'm not too particular about the color...its all about the action....Whites always on hand for use as chatterbait trailers.

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4/0 EWG

 

Two more colors I'll add to the mix:  PB&J and Okeechobee

 

 

:fishing-026: 

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4/0 EWG Gamakatsu ~ 

:smiley:

A-Jay

 

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1 hour ago, A-Jay said:

4/0 EWG Gamakatsu ~ 

:smiley:

A-Jay

 

Yeah I am thinking EWG for this particular bait. But maybe more of an offset straight shank to t-rig a senko?

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4 hours ago, pauldconyers said:

Would you still suggest the 4/0 of I went up to the 4.5" size?

I throw the magnum wide exclusively, and I use a 5/0 gamakatsu g-lock  or 5/0 owner jungle flipping hook depending on line being used

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