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i am not sure when and what baits to use each type of hook and what is best.

when is an EWG best and for what and when is a straight shank hook best?

i appreciate the help.

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I always use EWG and dont have any problems that i know of...I lot of people say the straight shank offer better hook-ups for texas rigging worms

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I'm the same... I always use an EWG

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I like to use the EWG hooks for thicker baits such as a space monkey and straight shanks for skinnier baits like a t-rigged powerworm.  Anything I think would be too thick for a straight shank would go on a EWG for me.

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I like to use the EWG hooks for thicker baits such as a space monkey and straight shanks for skinnier baits like a t-rigged powerworm. Anything I think would be too thick for a straight shank would go on a EWG for me.

Right On, EWG can hinder certain baits.

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I dont use EWG no more if i use a thick bait i just use a bigger straight shank

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Straight shank hooks the point rides substantially above the eye of the hook and aims for the roof of the bass's mouth, resulting in a more hook-ups.

I use straight shank round bend on lure up to the diameter of a 6 Senko; for lures like the Senko and thicker I use offset round bend.  

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 I'm assuming by "straight shank" you mean a round bend offset worm hook as opposed to a extra wide gap offset worm hook. I use the straight shank on t-rig and weightless worms and french frys. I use wide gap on just about everything else.

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I just dont like that small space between the hook point and bend on EWG ...

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I've gone back to the Tru Turn and the staight shank hooks. Way better hookup ratio. The only time I use ewg is on tubes and other thick baits

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Mustad Straight Shank Denny Brauer Flipping Hook Ultra Point, Nor-Tempered, 2 Slashes on shank, Round Bend, Small Barb, Black Nickel Finish

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The easier it is to hook a fish, the easier it is to hook the weeds.  Offset round bend seems a good compromise, although I haven't seen a huge difference.

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For a worm, unless it's HUGE, I use a straight shank worm hook. If it's bulky (Craws) or really short (Hula Grub) I use an EWG. If the bait package calls out a hook, as is the case with Berkley, I'll buy what they recommend if I don't already have it. You can bend out the EWG hook a bit if you feel the need.

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