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#12380790 - 08/10/17 03:03 PM Hook size
braidman Offline
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Registered: 12/04/08
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Loc: corsicana, tx
What size hook a you using on an 1/8 oz jig head? 4 or 2?

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#12380820 - 08/10/17 03:19 PM Re: Hook size [Re: braidman]
MilesHunter Offline
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Registered: 03/17/13
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Loc: Mansfield, TX
Whichever is on sale at the time. I don't think it makes much difference this time of year.
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#12380857 - 08/10/17 03:44 PM Re: Hook size [Re: braidman]
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I use a #4 sickle on my 1/8th oz jigheads.
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#12381138 - 08/10/17 07:24 PM Re: Hook size [Re: braidman]
Gamblinman Offline
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Loc: Yantis, TX
#4
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#12381147 - 08/10/17 07:28 PM Re: Hook size [Re: braidman]
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#2 is smallest I will use. Prefer 1/0
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#12381205 - 08/10/17 08:15 PM Re: Hook size [Re: braidman]
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I use a #2 or #1 in 1/8 oz jigs. If your plastic body has any size, the amount of exposed hook needs to be significant so you don't have so many fish shaking loose. Not a fan of small hooks.
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#12381408 - 08/10/17 10:16 PM Re: Hook size [Re: braidman]
Gamblinman Offline
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Loc: Yantis, TX
Good Point Ken. I have had to open the gap a bit using certain plastics, but I like the smaller hook for brush
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#12381550 - 08/11/17 06:18 AM Re: Hook size [Re: braidman]
hawghoover Offline
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Registered: 01/28/15
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Loc: Lewisville Tx
#2.....iv lost way too many big Crappie on #4's

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#12381594 - 08/11/17 07:18 AM Re: Hook size [Re: braidman]
Slewfoot Offline
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Registered: 03/27/02
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Loc: E Texas
Smaller hooks in brush and starting to like 1/0 on timber. i open the gap on the smaller hooks and net big fish. With the 1/4oz jigs and 1/0 hooks fhe net never gets used.

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#12381701 - 08/11/17 08:26 AM Re: Hook size [Re: Slewfoot]
Gamblinman Offline
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Originally Posted By: Slewfoot
Smaller hooks in brush and starting to like 1/0 on timber. i open the gap on the smaller hooks and net big fish. With the 1/4oz jigs and 1/0 hooks fhe net never gets used.


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#12381879 - 08/11/17 10:14 AM Re: Hook size [Re: braidman]
Epic Offline
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Registered: 09/16/11
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Loc: Mansfield
I use #4.
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