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#12245577 - 05/14/17 08:23 PM Sickle hook question
cantcatch5 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 06/15/06
Posts: 1670
Loc: Tyler, "Tx
What is the purpose/advantage of jigs with a sickle hook? I am new to crappie fishing and have been using Bonehead Tackle jigheads with good success but sure wouldn't mind using the $2 per 10 Big Bite bronze roundbend hook jigheads considering how many I am breaking off while shooting docks. I know it is probably a you get what you pay for situation but I probably broke off nearly 10 jigs and my son probably 30 yesterday! I hope we will both get better at it before I go broke! It is easy to see the quality is definitely better on the Bonehead jigs but does what does the sickle shape do?

Thanks for any input, Jason.

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#12245592 - 05/14/17 08:45 PM Re: Sickle hook question [Re: cantcatch5]
Mikeyb_23 Offline
Angler

Registered: 05/16/11
Posts: 324
Loc: White Settlement, Tx
Just switch til you get better at shooting docks.

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#12245642 - 05/14/17 09:11 PM Re: Sickle hook question [Re: cantcatch5]
horton5303 Offline
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Registered: 05/26/12
Posts: 2463
Loc: Burleson,TX
http://www.ebay.com/itm/50ct-1-8oz-Unp-Round-Head-w-no-collar-Ball-Only-w-4-Red-Sickle-Hook-/222481389561?hash=item33ccec97f9:g:AEUAAOSw5cNYF70l

All i ever used. They catch, I promise. And great price.
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#12245653 - 05/14/17 09:22 PM Re: Sickle hook question [Re: cantcatch5]
Mckinneycrappiecatcher Offline
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Registered: 12/20/10
Posts: 3344
Loc: mckinney, tx
You should be able to order some sickle hook jigheads in bulk from somewhere online for $10-$15 for 100 coung
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#12245665 - 05/14/17 09:31 PM Re: Sickle hook question [Re: cantcatch5]
horton5303 Offline
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Registered: 05/26/12
Posts: 2463
Loc: Burleson,TX
I use 1/16th ounce also. 1/8 if it windy.
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#12245816 - 05/15/17 05:22 AM Re: Sickle hook question [Re: cantcatch5]
Gamblinman Online   content
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Registered: 11/26/02
Posts: 2543
Loc: Yantis, TX
Try using sickle hook jigheads with weedguards. It will help with hangups. and if you trim the weedguard, if will not affect the hookup.
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#12245920 - 05/15/17 07:35 AM Re: Sickle hook question [Re: cantcatch5]
RODS454 Offline
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Registered: 08/26/10
Posts: 1011
Loc: Midlothian
Look here. This is where I get my jigs. Great guys and quick ship. And they are Texas guys.
And plus one on the weed guards. I use to use them all the time, but have gotten better fishing brush and don't need them now.
http://stores.crazyanglertackle.com/pro-barb-heads/
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#12246157 - 05/15/17 09:58 AM Re: Sickle hook question [Re: cantcatch5]
fishin'aholic2 Offline
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Registered: 11/08/07
Posts: 13179
Loc: Irving, Texas
Check out Crazy Angler for some great prices on jigheads with sickle hooks in bulk. They are all I ever use as fish get hooked and STAY hooked better with sickles. I will never put another jig in the water that is not a sickle. If that 3 pounder decides to jump on my jig, I want to make sure I have the best hook for that.
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#12246420 - 05/15/17 12:35 PM Re: Sickle hook question [Re: cantcatch5]
PKfishin Offline
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Registered: 09/28/12
Posts: 2525
Loc: Texas
I started using some sickle head jigs last year from Jiggin Jerry. Got some additional ones from Giltmore. What I have found is it's harder for a crappie to spit out that jig as it tends to hook them in the top of the mouth almost automatically with even the slightest pressure.

I really like them and will use them in the future.
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#12246585 - 05/15/17 02:05 PM Re: Sickle hook question [Re: cantcatch5]
Fishbonz Online   content
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Registered: 12/30/08
Posts: 4342
Loc: Desoto,Tx. Dallas county
Originally Posted By: cantcatch5
What is the purpose/advantage of jigs with a sickle hook? I am new to crappie fishing and have been using Bonehead Tackle jigheads with good success but sure wouldn't mind using the $2 per 10 Big Bite bronze roundbend hook jigheads considering how many I am breaking off while shooting docks. I know it is probably a you get what you pay for situation but I probably broke off nearly 10 jigs and my son probably 30 yesterday! I hope we will both get better at it before I go broke! It is easy to see the quality is definitely better on the Bonehead jigs but does what does the sickle shape do?

Thanks for any input, Jason.
Sickle Hooks tend to be sharper IMHO PM sent

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#12246608 - 05/15/17 02:21 PM Re: Sickle hook question [Re: cantcatch5]
Fishbonz Online   content
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 12/30/08
Posts: 4342
Loc: Desoto,Tx. Dallas county
Ron Olquin www.nekidtackle.com he will do you right!

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#12247004 - 05/15/17 06:46 PM Re: Sickle hook question [Re: cantcatch5]
SARG Offline
Angler

Registered: 04/01/17
Posts: 330
Loc: Texas
I use hooks with points,they seem to work well before all these gimmick(improvements)
Having a "sharper" hook(new to new) is a ridiculous marketing vacuum for $$$$$
I stab plenty and plenty deep with generic type points from bulk sources
Playing trendy is only costing you money
If you cant pour your own the ones at Walmart work just fine,paint is just as cheap and eyes are just a Sharpie away.
The government taught many sheep to follow,dont be that sheep

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#12247070 - 05/15/17 07:31 PM Re: Sickle hook question [Re: cantcatch5]
cantcatch5 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 06/15/06
Posts: 1670
Loc: Tyler, "Tx
Thanks for all the pointers guys! I have been a serious fisherman all my life (bass) and only recently started trying to learn crappie fishing and I am amazed at how helpful everyone is! There is a lot more to catching them than I ever thought.

Thanks again, Jason

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#12247773 - 05/16/17 08:44 AM Re: Sickle hook question [Re: cantcatch5]
DFW-fisherman Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 04/01/11
Posts: 1319
Loc: DFW
Jason - from my perspective the sickle hooks are sharper!

I've had bad luck with the ones I got from bonehead breaking at the lead way too much compared to others.

You might also consider using smaller hooks - like #6 or #8 as they offer a smaller profile and could help catch more crappie - when it matters.

Good luck!

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#12249923 - 05/17/17 12:38 PM Re: Sickle hook question [Re: cantcatch5]
REDGUN Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 04/01/10
Posts: 721
Loc: DFW Metromess
Originally Posted By: cantcatch5
What is the purpose/advantage of jigs with a sickle hook? It is easy to see the quality is definitely better on the Bonehead jigs but does what does the sickle shape do?


I don't think the sickle "shape" makes any difference. Its the sharpness of the sickle "hook" that I like. I haven't found any other crappie hooks that even come close.

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