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Hooks for drop-shot.

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To start off with, I use a Gamakatsu 1/0 Long Shank Worm Hook, and I had 100% hook-ups with it.  

I decided to try the Gamakatsu Extra Wide Finesse hook, and I do not like it at all.  They look great in the package, and they look better on the line, but when it comes to catching fish, I do not like them.

The first hooks were nickel and the second set was red.  

What hooks do you use and prefer?   ???

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For Smallies i use The finesse wide gap and the drop shot hooks and have had a good hook-up rate on them, For Largemouth I use a 1/0 G-Lock Worm hook

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I have also purchased some standouts will try them over the next month will get back on the research.

Chow

The Pa Angler

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surprised u dont like the wide gap finnesse from gammy.  i really like those on drops

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Nope, don't like them at all.  They look great, but they have peformed below my expectations, especially when trying to get the hook into the fish.  

So, I guess that I will stick with the hooks that I used originally.  Can't complain about 100% hookups with them.

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A 1/0 hook seems pretty big to me.  Are you nose hooking your baits?  I use Gamakatsu drop shot hooks, but a size 1 is as big as I go for nose hooking.  They stand out perfect if you tie a palomar knot and run the tag end back through the eye from top to bottom.

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I use a size 1 Gamakatsu Drop Shot/Split Shot Hook. I've used worms as big as the 6.5" Yamamoto Cut Tail Worm.

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When I first bought the Fineese Wide Gap hooks, that were bleeding, I liked the idea of having a bigger hook, because the lakes that I was using the drop-shot on are clear.  I can see down to about 5-6 ft.  So, the hooks, I felt, would give a little flash when twitching the bait.

Yes, I nose hook them, unless I am using the long shank hook, then, I t-rig it on the hook.  Using this long-shank hook is how I have gotten 100% hook-ups with them.  Every fish that has hit it has been hooked and landed.

The only knot that I use is the Palomar knot, so, yes, I use it.  I have been drop-shotting for sometime now, so, I knew how to tie the hooks onto the line.

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I think you got the wrong impression. I was just trying to help, not imply you didn't know how to tie a knot. Also, I run a split shot/drop shot hook, not the finesse wide gap model.  But if you are 100%, I would'nt change a thing.

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