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Flippin hook, do I need some?

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Bought a good amount of SK Rage Bugs and Missile D-Bombs to start flippin this year. Was planning on using the Gammy 4/0 EWG hooks I've got. Been reading more about hooks made specifically for this technique. It looks like most flippin hooks are not the EWG style and have a keeper, which would be nice. Would a normal Gammy 4/0 EWG hooks possibly bend out? How does a superline model differ? If it matters as to what you'd recommend I plan on using 50# 832 braid and a Dobyns Sierra 735C.

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A 4/0 won't bend out unless you put it under a ton of stress. It'll be fine.

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Super line is a much heavier wire to eliminate flex.  Braid and a five power Dobyns.......... Superline. The 4/0 is perfect for a Range Bug. Use a bobber stopper and you are good to go.

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The only reason I use flippin' hooks is for a better hook-up ratio. An EWG will get the job done, I just feel that because of the relation of the hook point to the eye, a straight shank hook, has more bite when setting the hook. 

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9 minutes ago, papajoe222 said:

The only reason I use flippin' hooks is for a better hook-up ratio. An EWG will get the job done, I just feel that because of the relation of the hook point to the eye, a straight shank hook, has more bite when setting the hook. 

^^^agreed^^^ I like to snell then, which I firmly believe increases my hookup ratio.There are several hooks out there that are a standard gage wire, which I prefer, as my flipping applications don’t require super heavy gear. I don’t really use worm hooks very much anymore except for actually fishing worms. 

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It's a simple equation for me;

 

flipping with braid=flipping hook

flipping with anything else=EWG hook

 

Not sure why, but I can't get a good hookup with a straight shank flipping hook on anything except braid. Switch to braid and my hookup ratio isn't good with an EWG but it's excellent with a straight shank. 

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If you're asking about what to use for punching, you're talking about highly specialized equipment for a specialized technique. 

 

If you're gonna use a heavy action rod, 60# + braid, fish in areas of extreme vegetation, use 1oz + weights just to reach the fish....

Why would you consider not useing the piece of the puzzle that the fish actually touch??

 

 

 

 

 

Mike

 

 

 

 

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I use straight shank flipping hooks for nearly every application besides giant 10" or bigger worms, 7" senko, and dropshotting. For pitching craws, creatures, 5 and 6" senkos etc I use a 4/0 straight shank. For 5" pit boss, magnum rage bug, or similar I use a 6/0 straight shank. Magnum Ol monster worms, culprit ribbon tails, and 12" straight tails I use a magnum g-lock hook from Gamakatsu. 

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