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hook size for shakeyhead jigs

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I'm going to order some jigheads. What hook size would you use for 4" worms (centipedes and finesse worms) on a shakeyhead jig? 3/0? 2/0?

The lure-maker will be using Mustad Ultra-Point #32798 BLN 60° flat eye hooks.

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Personally I like the 4/0 for most worms and the 5/0 for larger ones.

 

Allen

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On a 4" worm you want to go with a 2/0. I make my own shaky heads and when the water is cold I like using a 3/0 hook to fish a 4.5" straight tail finesse worm. The 3/0 keeps the bait from having too much movement but is still small enough that the tail still has action. When I'm fishing it in the warm water period I like the 2/0, it allows for more action from the worm but a 4" worm on a shaky head with a 3/0 hook won't have much action. I couldn't even imagine a 4/0 hook shaky head with a 4" worm but we all use them differently but with that specific hook I'd opt for the 2/0 because the worm is a finesse style.

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2/0 to 3/0

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