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#12778947 - 06/03/18 07:07 PM Just arrived from Tackle Warehouse - What size hooks would you use to rig them?
ChristopherWayne Offline
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I just received these from Tackle Warehouse.

One is a 9 inch Big Hammer and the other is 6.5" Luck E Strike Bass Magic.

These are my first paddle tail swimbaits to try out.

I have fished with 7inch flukes on a 5/0 offset worm hook.

What size and style hooks would you used for these?

Regards,

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#12778986 - 06/03/18 07:44 PM Re: Just arrived from Tackle Warehouse - What size hooks would you use to rig them? [Re: ChristopherWayne]
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Sounds small. I throw mag flukes on a 6 or 7/0 ewg monster. That should be adequate for either of those as well. Might be a hair big for the luck-e probably do a 6 if you wanted one for both.


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#12779021 - 06/03/18 08:22 PM Re: Just arrived from Tackle Warehouse - What size hooks would you use to rig them? [Re: ChristopherWayne]
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WackySenko,

Do you use a screw in style hook?

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#12779116 - 06/03/18 09:59 PM Re: Just arrived from Tackle Warehouse - What size hooks would you use to rig them? [Re: ChristopherWayne]
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6/0 on the bassmagic 8/0 on the big hammer
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#12779166 - 06/04/18 02:10 AM Re: Just arrived from Tackle Warehouse - What size hooks would you use to rig them? [Re: ChristopherWayne]
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Owner Beast EWG screwlock swimbait hook for all my soft plastic swimbaits regardless of size or style. Personally I agree with above sizes that a 6/0 for the 6-1/2" Bassmajic and an 8/0 for the Big Hammer. A 9-1/2" swimbait is usually a big heavy bodied bait that might normally require even a 10/0 Beast swimbait hook but that Big Hammer actually looks like a smaller bodied lighter swimbait. Also I like a belly weighted swimbait hook almost always and for every application. Helps ALL brand swimbaits swim upright. Match the weight to the depth you are targeting. Very light 1/16-1/4oz on swallow weedy shoreline cover to much heavier belly weighted hooks for deeper off shore presentations. Invest a little and get various sizes and weights in your Beast swimbait hooks so you can change and adapt to different sized baits to different depths.
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#12779370 - 06/04/18 09:02 AM Re: Just arrived from Tackle Warehouse - What size hooks would you use to rig them? [Re: ChristopherWayne]
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I would add my recommendation to the Owner Beast EWG screwlock hook.

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#12782577 - 06/06/18 11:31 AM Re: Just arrived from Tackle Warehouse - What size hooks would you use to rig them? [Re: ChristopherWayne]
sll Offline
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I prefer at least 7/0 with baits that large myself.

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#12782693 - 06/06/18 12:49 PM Re: Just arrived from Tackle Warehouse - What size hooks would you use to rig them? [Re: ChristopherWayne]
ChristopherWayne Offline
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Have any of you ever used lead tape to add weight to a hook for soft swim baits?

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#12782830 - 06/06/18 02:30 PM Re: Just arrived from Tackle Warehouse - What size hooks would you use to rig them? [Re: Freecobasser]
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Originally Posted By: Freecobasser
I would add my recommendation to the Owner Beast EWG screwlock hook.


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#12782898 - 06/06/18 03:31 PM Re: Just arrived from Tackle Warehouse - What size hooks would you use to rig them? [Re: ChristopherWayne]
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Originally Posted By: ChristopherWayne
Have any of you ever used lead tape to add weight to a hook for soft swim baits?



Yes but not much anymore since weighted swimbait hooks came out. I'll use suspen-strips when I'm in between weights on the hook size I need.
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#12783475 - 06/07/18 06:13 AM Re: Just arrived from Tackle Warehouse - What size hooks would you use to rig them? [Re: ChristopherWayne]
Joey Watts Offline
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My 6/0 and 8/0 Shimmer Swimmers will work like a champ on them.

https://www.flatlandscustomtackle.com/store/p61/_Shimmer_Swimmer.html
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