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Offline MT204

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Finesse jig mold hook?
« on: 09/14/19 18:35 UTC »
Anybody have any ideas where the hook in this jig came from?
Custom made?
I've about worn Google out.
Yes I know it would take a bit of tinkering to make it work with the mold but could be done.
Thanks.

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Offline 21xdc

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Re: Finesse jig mold hook?
« Reply #1 on: 09/14/19 19:34 UTC »
That is a regular off set ewg worm hook with a size "0" ss sinker insert molded together.
« Last Edit: 09/14/19 20:33 UTC by 21xdc »

Offline Mike J

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Re: Finesse jig mold hook?
« Reply #2 on: 09/15/19 21:32 UTC »
A week or so ago I saw a guy on facebook taking orders for that hook. He was having them custom made to make that exact jig.

Offline 21xdc

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Re: Finesse jig mold hook?
« Reply #3 on: 09/16/19 03:21 UTC »
The benefit of doing it my way allows you to use different brand and size hooks for different baits...

Offline smalljaw

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Re: Finesse jig mold hook?
« Reply #4 on: 09/16/19 07:15 UTC »
21xdc told me about that as I thought it was a custom hook as well. I then found the guy making them and it was confirmed that it was indeed a size "0" stainless steel sinker eye.

Offline MT204

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Re: Finesse jig mold hook?
« Reply #5 on: 09/16/19 10:13 UTC »
Thanks all for the help sounds like there's others trying to do the same thing.
I found a Gamakatsu "jig" that looks like the hook I'm looking for but the hook doesn't appear to be available separate and a bit big.
https://www.gamakatsu.com/product/bottom-knocker-offset/
I'm very interested in the sinker eye concept, of coarse no one in my area has any so will have to order some to try.
I would think, and sometimes I over think things that with the eye method and say a 4 pound smallie that the jig would "straighten" out for lack of better words?
Any link to the fellow that was selling the hooks?
« Last Edit: 09/16/19 10:26 UTC by MT204 »

Offline Mike J

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Re: Finesse jig mold hook?
« Reply #6 on: 09/16/19 11:37 UTC »
Its Facebook so not sure it will work. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1835444716510128/permalink/2619817431406182/?sale_post_id=2619817431406182

I would maybe try 21xdc's way 1st and see how that works for you.

Offline MT204

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Re: Finesse jig mold hook?
« Reply #7 on: 09/20/19 13:16 UTC »
Okidoki, got my sinker eyes and a bit of work and were are ready to pour?


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Re: Finesse jig mold hook?
« Reply #8 on: 09/20/19 13:50 UTC »
Ingenuity at its finest MT!

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Re: Finesse jig mold hook?
« Reply #9 on: 09/20/19 13:56 UTC »
Very slick mod  8)

Offline 21xdc

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Re: Finesse jig mold hook?
« Reply #10 on: 09/20/19 15:21 UTC »
The hook eyelet should be farther into the mold... But you got the idea I was saying.

Offline MT204

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Re: Finesse jig mold hook?
« Reply #11 on: 09/20/19 17:21 UTC »
The hook eyelet should be farther into the mold... But you got the idea I was saying.
I left it out as far as I could so I could get as much plastic on the hook as possible.
I am able to "move" the hook up a bit as needed.
Gonna go and toss some freedom fries tomorrow an see how it works.
I looked at the hooks the guy had on Facebook and I'm not so sure that they are gonna work, still have not seen one of those hooks laying in a mold.

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Re: Finesse jig mold hook?
« Reply #12 on: 09/20/19 20:27 UTC »
Some offset EWG hooks are longer in that area...

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Re: Finesse jig mold hook?
« Reply #13 on: 09/20/19 22:55 UTC »
Wonder what the action of what ever you put on it is. And what application? I know you could make it weedless ?
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Re: Finesse jig mold hook?
« Reply #14 on: 09/21/19 06:24 UTC »
Wonder what the action of what ever you put on it is. And what application? I know you could make it weedless ?

The idea is that you are Texas rigging the bait you use with it so it will be weedless without any type of weed guard. This is a weedless version of a Ned rig without an exposed hook and a weed guard.