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What size hooks do you use for Senkos (5 inch)?  I assume that they are typically offset, wide gap hooks.  Please leave details in the comments.  Thanks

Leon

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I use a 1/0 for the wacky rig or go up to a 2/0 if I feel lucky.

I use the weedless hooks for wacky rigs since I throw them in all sorts of cover and structure.

As for fishing a Senko Texas-rigged, I go with a 2/0 or a 3/0, either weedless or not weedless, depending on the cover and structure.

I like straight shank hooks for finesse worms, too.  :)

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I've been using 3/0 Gammy EWG believing they were the standard.  But yesterday some of the links on the GYBC site lead to articles where 4/0 and even 5/0 hooks were being used with Senkos.  So, it got me to wondering...  I've also been looking for hooks to use wacky style.  Glad to hear that the weedless wacky hooks are effective.  If I can find some, I'd like to see how the weedless wack hooks work on the rocky bottom of the quarry where I fish.  Thanks for the input :)

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I voted 3/0, but thats for trig, I use a 1/0 octupus for wacky

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4/0 EWG Offset Worm Hook for 5" and 6" Senkos,

5/0 Offset Round Bend for the 7" version.

8-)

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1/0 Octopus or finesse wide gap.   Wacky only.  I''m one of those steadfast guys that only uses it in it's original intent.  BOTH ends wiggling.

If I am going to T-rig a worm, I use one intented for that, like a needle worm, etc.

But that's me...

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4/0 EWG for 5" trick sticks, 5/0 for the 7" sticks. don't really fish wacky style, mostly weightless texas rigged but i'll throw a 1/8 or 3/16 oz bullet weight on once in a while, if i feel the situation calls for one.

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no ones using heavier wire hooks??

I use 5/0 gama ewg Superline hooks for the 5inchers and sometimes the 6inchers, but usually for anything bigger 6/0 gama ewg monster hooks I found out that the monster hooks come in 5/0.....I might never use superlines again except for their 4/0s :)

2/0 and 3/0 eagle claw straight shanks for wacky rigging, I never have a wacky rig hook long(snags) so i use cheaper ones, work fine :o

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I use 3/0 Gammy EWG on y 5" Senkos as well as on Fat Ikas.

Will look into using some 4/0's in the future.

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For weightless texas rig i use 3/0 offset worm hooks (not EWG), for some reason i get better hookups. Also they are lighter weight and seem to improve the action. For wacky I use 3/0 gammy finesse hooks (red) but i might try smaller. For fat Ika's I like 5/0 EWG but 4/0 would be good too.

Anyone else prefer normal offset worm hooks over EWG?

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4/0 EWG Offset Worm Hook for 5" and 6" Senkos,

5/0 Offset Round Bend for the 7" version.

8-)

x2 the bigger the better

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This may sound silly to some but it works for me every time.

I divide the length of worm by 2 equals to size of hook.

For instance - 2/4 inches = 2/0

                   2/6 inches = 3/0

                   2/8 inches = 4/0

                   2/10 inches=5/0

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For a long time I used a 4/0 Gamakatsu EWG. This past Spring I began using a 4/0 Yamamoto Sugoi hook made by Gamakatsu. I like them both. I like the 4/0 size because of the larger gap and the extra weight gives the Senko a nice fall rate. The heavier gauge wire also makes the hooks stronger and less likely to bend.  

Here's what I was told about these hooks by a pro staffer:

The Yamamoto Sugoi hook does a much better job in three areas over the Gamakatsu EWG, First, and most importantly, the hook point is higher than the eye, so when you set the hook the point catches flesh faster. You get much better hookups. Second, the point shank of the hook has a bend that keeps bass hooked better which is especially helpful when a big bass comes to the surface and shakes her head. Third, the bend at the eye holds soft plastic baits in position much better.

The EWG has two different advantages. Its point shank is flatter so it lays tight to baits like tubes making them better is weeds, though your hookup ratio is slightly reduced. The biggest advantage of the EWG is that you can get it in superline versions which make it a stronger hook that keeps its shape better.

Gamakatsu does make a hook design like the Sugoi hook, and it is the Gamakatsu G-Lock model which has been out long before they started making it for Yamamoto. It is one of my most-used hooks.

ciao,

Marc

Yamamoto Pro Staff

Gamakatsu Pro Staff

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4/0 Gamakatsu G-Lock EWG.

i use that for t-rig and wacky rig. i really dont think it makes a difference what size hook you use for which rig. :-/

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So far, it looks like 3/0 and 4/0 are most popular.  Different experiences with hook-ups & fall rates.  Thanks!

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I use 3/0 Gamakatsu EWG's on 5", and 2/0 on 4".

Falcon

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I assume that they are typically offset, wide gap hooks.

Nope.  I have tried many many different brands and styles of hooks over the years.  I consistently have the best hook up and landing percentage with owner 4/0 worm hooks.  NOT the EWG's.

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