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I've been using the Gamakatsu wide gaps for my typical nose hook drop shot. But what hook do you guys use for Texas rigging your drop shots? I assume some finesse type straight shank with a keeper. What size tho? I use 4-4.5" baits for drop shot mostly if that helps

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Owner Covershot is THE dropshot hook for texas rigging if you want a light wire hook. The #1 is the all-around dropshot hook that a lot of pro's use. 

4 minutes ago, FryDog62 said:

I use those for powershoting creature baits. It's a pretty stout hook. I use it with heavy line and a baticast setup for flipping cover. Fun technique. 

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9 minutes ago, punch said:

Owner Covershot is THE dropshot hook for texas rigging if you want a light wire hook. The #1 is the all-around dropshot hook that a lot of pro's use. 

What size is a good one for 4 to 4.5" baits

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It depends on the thickness of the bait but either the Gamakatsu light wire EWG or offset worm hook. 1/0 to 3/0 depending on how I'm working the bait.

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90% of the time I'm using a 4.5" biospawn plasma tail.... geez 3/0 that sounds big compared to the size 1  gammies I use for normal nose hook drop shotting

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11 minutes ago, MDbassin said:

What size is a good one for 4 to 4.5" baits

I think you'd be fine with a #1, but i'd say getting some #2, #1 and 1/0 will cover all the sizes youll need for drop shotting (on spinning gear).  The main reason you want a the covershot is because it has a killer plastic keeper that's made specifically for t-rigging finesse plastics. 

 

Douglas did a good video on the covershot hooks, he runs the smallest one (#2) most of the time. 

 

I have some 1/0 drop shot hooks that I really only use when I want to drop shot flukes. Otherwise I'm using #2 or #1. 

 

 

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I stick with plasma tails or zoom finesse worms. So similar profile and thickness. I use the missile baits bomb shot also for a bulkier profile. So sounds like the #1 will do just fine for my needs. Thanks 

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I always liked the Roboworm Rebarb hooks, but have pretty much switched to the Owner Cover Shot, its a great hook which has served me well

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Owner Down Shot Offset hooks for anything but bubba-shot.

 

https://www.ownerhooks.com/product/down-shot-offset/

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#2 gamatkatsu EWG hook or #1 Roboworm rebarb hook.

pic compare to Zman TRD on #1 rebarb hook and pics compare between the two.

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Lunker City makes a hook called the Tex-sposer.  It is designed for fishing Slugs, but I've found it works OK for tx rigged drop shot baits.

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