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#10760184 - 04/11/15 11:34 AM Best weedless hooks for wacky rig? HELP PLEASE!!
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I really like the EWG Mustad Weedless hooks for the wacky rig. because they are truly WEEDLESS, (probably becuase of how the weed guard sits on the hook) but i m having lots of trouble setting the hook with the wide gap. (I have been using a 2/0 hook, is it too small?) wondering if anyone knows of a straight shank hook that is truly weedless? preferably a non-weighted Hook.
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#10760236 - 04/11/15 12:37 PM Re: Best weedless hooks for wacky rig? HELP PLEASE!! [Re: ChrisPowellFishing]
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I love the Gamakatsu weedless wacky worm hooks.

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#10760257 - 04/11/15 12:55 PM Re: Best weedless hooks for wacky rig? HELP PLEASE!! [Re: ChrisPowellFishing]
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Gamakatsu Wicked Wacky Hook




These hooks are the bomb. They're very weedless.
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#10760325 - 04/11/15 01:57 PM Re: Best weedless hooks for wacky rig? HELP PLEASE!! [Re: ChrisPowellFishing]
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I've tried many methods and different hooks including those mentioned. I'm currently using the straight shank old school eagle claw weedless bait hooks. They come in 5 sizes from 1/0 to 5/0. I'm really liking them--widely available even at most wmarts


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#10760334 - 04/11/15 02:04 PM Re: Best weedless hooks for wacky rig? HELP PLEASE!! [Re: ChrisPowellFishing]
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Gamakatsu
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#10760554 - 04/11/15 05:04 PM Re: Best weedless hooks for wacky rig? HELP PLEASE!! [Re: collincountytx]
ChrisPowellFishing Online   content
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thanks thats exactly what i m looking for. what size do you use? i m thinking the 3/0 hook size? what do you think?
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#10760605 - 04/11/15 05:45 PM Re: Best weedless hooks for wacky rig? HELP PLEASE!! [Re: ChrisPowellFishing]
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VMC Wacky weedless. Really good, weedguard is pretty durable. Thats all I Use

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#10760677 - 04/11/15 06:45 PM Re: Best weedless hooks for wacky rig? HELP PLEASE!! [Re: collincountytx]
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Originally Posted By: collincountytx
I've tried many methods and different hooks including those mentioned. I'm currently using the straight shank old school eagle claw weedless bait hooks. They come in 5 sizes from 1/0 to 5/0. I'm really liking them--widely available even at most wmarts




The only problem with this weedless method is that after a fish or two the weed guard becomes too bent and has trouble holding in the weedless position. At least I have had trouble with this type weedless rig.

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#10760678 - 04/11/15 06:46 PM Re: Best weedless hooks for wacky rig? HELP PLEASE!! [Re: The Rich Inc.]
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Originally Posted By: The Rich Inc.
VMC Wacky weedless. Really good, weedguard is pretty durable. Thats all I Use


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#10760785 - 04/11/15 08:05 PM Re: Best weedless hooks for wacky rig? HELP PLEASE!! [Re: ChrisPowellFishing]
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Originally Posted By: WackAttackPro
thanks thats exactly what i m looking for. what size do you use? i m thinking the 3/0 hook size? what do you think?


For really thin finesse worms and zipper worms, I'm using 1/0
For thicker stick baits 2/0

I also occasionally wacky flukes and other baitfish imitations 3/0
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