I'm not real big on opening the eyes of the hooks up. They break pretty easy. I have an arky jig mold and took a Dremel tool and ground where the eye of the hook goes so it would take a cross eye hook. Then I took one of the pins for making the hole for the fiber guard and cut it so when I poured the bait there was no hole. Then I use a split ring and put the bait together like on the Barlows video. I don't know why you couldn't do the same with the poison tail mold. I also have done this with the sparkie jig mold because there I can make 1/2 and 5/8 oz heads. There I can make them with a 4/0 and 5/0 hooks for use when you're tossing a bigger swim bait on it. The heavier weight keeps it from rolling as much.