Anyone know where I can get short shank jig hooks? I make my own jigs using the "Do It Molds- Live Bait Jig, assorted sizes, MODEL: LBS-6-A". I mostly just use the 1/4, 3/8, and 1/2" sizes. I am partial to the double eyed jig mold with inserts for a clip on style stinger hook. I have been using Eagle Claw # 571 hooks and they are good for smaller fish but I am looking for a little stronger hook with less flex. I am from Manitoba, Canada and the big Lake Winnipeg greenback Walleye that are caught commonly go 13+ pounds. When fishing, I use a lower drag setting and don't horse in fish but still, the # 571 hook is a fine wire hook that is quite springy and suffers from flexing and bending that I feel contributes to a higher percentage of dropped fish.
On-line, I found some VMC # 7153 and 7154 jig hooks at https://vmcpeche.com/products/aberde...k-jig-90%C2%B0
that look very promising. I would like to buy a small batch of them to experiment with but I am not able to find anyone that sells them. Even if I have to make modifications to the mold to fit a thicker or less springy hook, or even to buy a different mold that will work better, preferrably of the double eyed type for a clip on style stinger hook, I am OK with that. I have been looking hard for any alternatives but I can't seem to find anything else out there. Anyone know where I can buy any VMC 7153 and 7154 hooks or any other suggestions?