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Offline Canga~

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Long shank jig hook
« on: 05/18/19 21:55 UTC »
I’m loling for a high quality long shank jig hook, just got my 3.75” angling ai hammer swimbait mold and the hooks I use in my normal jigs (and also in the 2.75” little hammer) will be too short to be effective. Something with a super sharp needle style point, preferably. I don’t want to go with eagle claw, as I’m sure someone will tell me how they have changed, but I’m not a fan of any of their hooks.

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Re: Long shank jig hook
« Reply #1 on: 05/19/19 03:35 UTC »
I think I would look for a long shank spinnerbait hook and use the correct size/length sinker insert or figure8/connector link and mold together.

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Re: Long shank jig hook
« Reply #2 on: 05/19/19 05:32 UTC »
For a lighter wire, 90-degree, long-shank Jig Hook, I like Mustad 32831.  Barlow's only has 4/0 left, looks like.

For one with a little more Backbone, VMC Barbarian.  Barbarian 3/0 are nice hooks, lots of applications, and probably just about right for that 3.75" bait.
Be careful if/when jumping up to the 4/0 because the 4/0 is MUCH bigger than the 3/0.

This is the Barbarian 3/0...
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Re: Long shank jig hook
« Reply #4 on: 05/19/19 15:11 UTC »
For a 3.75" bait just use a 3/0 unless you want a smaller hook. If you want to use a smaller gap hook like a 2/0 then you can use a VMC 7247 which is a long shank version of the 7147. I use an Owner 5318 3/0 to fish a 3.75" swimbait on both a 1/16oz and 1/8oz ball head and now the 1/8oz Freestyle head.

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Re: Long shank jig hook
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Re: Long shank jig hook
« Reply #6 on: 05/20/19 05:26 UTC »
Fine Thinkin', 21!

I've pondered doing similar with various sizes of Wire Sinker Eyes, but haven't pursued it, yet.
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Re: Long shank jig hook
« Reply #7 on: 05/20/19 10:23 UTC »
I’ll probably end up getting some of the vmc long shanks to try and go from there, perhaps some of the 3/0 barbarians as well.

Thanks guys

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Re: Long shank jig hook
« Reply #8 on: 05/20/19 15:25 UTC »
I’ll probably end up getting some of the vmc long shanks to try and go from there, perhaps some of the 3/0 barbarians as well.

Thanks guys

What jig head and weights are you using?

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Re: Long shank jig hook
« Reply #9 on: 05/21/19 06:24 UTC »
What jig head and weights are you using?

will be the ball head tapered barb in 1/4 and 3/16, perhaps a few 1/8

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Re: Long shank jig hook
« Reply #10 on: 05/21/19 09:53 UTC »
will be the ball head tapered barb in 1/4 and 3/16, perhaps a few 1/8

I think the 7247 is your best option then if it is the same mold as I have then it calls for a #1 or 1/0 570 style hook. I can go to a 2/0 without modification and the VMC 7247 in a 2/0 should fit and give you the perfect length for that bait. I can also tell you it is a strong hook for a light wire and the needle point on the VMC hooks are very good, I've been using a lot of them and I'm really happy.

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Re: Long shank jig hook
« Reply #11 on: 05/21/19 10:33 UTC »
Yeah that’s the mold, I know a 2/0 sickle hook fits fine, I’ll have to get a few of the 7247’s to try out.

Thanks