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#12854561 - 08/05/18 05:57 PM Worm Hook?
oldnitro Offline
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What size hook are you using on 10" worm?

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#12854608 - 08/05/18 06:40 PM Re: Worm Hook? [Re: oldnitro]
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5 mag


Edited by GROD (08/05/18 06:41 PM)

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#12854613 - 08/05/18 06:45 PM Re: Worm Hook? [Re: oldnitro]
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I like a 5-0 round bend offset Trokar.

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#12854615 - 08/05/18 06:46 PM Re: Worm Hook? [Re: oldnitro]
GIG'EM AGGIES Offline
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Just had a long conversation with Ken A. this afternoon about this very subject. We discussed different hooks and line for 10-12" worms in which I was considering a tandem hook rig because of the length of the worm. He said 5/0 wide gap Gamakatsu thin wire hooks were plenty sufficient and Ken knows hooks and big fish. Shortly after that conversation I watched a video with Albert Collins who fishes with 12" Mister Twister worms and he was using that same hook. Soooo, I guess a 5/0 Gamakatsu wide gap or round bend hook is sufficient.
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#12854915 - 08/06/18 07:24 AM Re: Worm Hook? [Re: GIG'EM AGGIES]
Ken A. Offline
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Originally Posted By: GIG'EM AGGIES
Just had a long conversation with Ken A. this afternoon about this very subject. We discussed different hooks and line for 10-12" worms in which I was considering a tandem hook rig because of the length of the worm. He said 5/0 wide gap Gamakatsu thin wire hooks were plenty sufficient and Ken knows hooks and big fish. Shortly after that conversation I watched a video with Albert Collins who fishes with 12" Mister Twister worms and he was using that same hook. Soooo, I guess a 5/0 Gamakatsu wide gap or round bend hook is sufficient.


Round Bend on big worms not EWG Ronnie. This one.

https://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Gamakatsu_Offset_Round_Bend_Worm_Hooks_Black/descpage-GRBOBK.html

This is for the really big worms like the Mag Old Monster and 12" Jelly Worms. This is for deepwater long casts. If you are up close & personal, I would use a heavier wire hook.


Edited by Ken A. (08/06/18 07:28 AM)

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#12854919 - 08/06/18 07:33 AM Re: Worm Hook? [Re: Ken A.]
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Originally Posted By: Ken A.
Originally Posted By: GIG'EM AGGIES
Just had a long conversation with Ken A. this afternoon about this very subject. We discussed different hooks and line for 10-12" worms in which I was considering a tandem hook rig because of the length of the worm. He said 5/0 wide gap Gamakatsu thin wire hooks were plenty sufficient and Ken knows hooks and big fish. Shortly after that conversation I watched a video with Albert Collins who fishes with 12" Mister Twister worms and he was using that same hook. Soooo, I guess a 5/0 Gamakatsu wide gap or round bend hook is sufficient.


Round Bend on big worms not EWG Ronnie. This one.

https://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Gamakatsu_Offset_Round_Bend_Worm_Hooks_Black/descpage-GRBOBK.html

This is for the really big worms like the Mag Old Monster and 12" Jelly Worms. This is for deepwater long casts. If you are up close & personal, I would use a heavier wire hook.


That's what I use on all my worm set ups. A 4/0 on a Beaver.

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#12855195 - 08/06/18 11:42 AM Re: Worm Hook? [Re: oldnitro]
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5/0 Jungle Flipping Hook. Straight shank
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#12855208 - 08/06/18 11:48 AM Re: Worm Hook? [Re: oldnitro]
Jeff From Iowa Offline
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I use vmc round bend hooks exclusively, the bend up by the eye keeps the bait on much better in all cases than a 90 degree bend like most others have.

For 12" I use 5/0
10" depends on worm brand can be 3 or 4/0

Vmc has a heavy duty hook also I avoid those most of the time but they come in up to 7/0. I like the finer hooks for better hook ups.

https://www.tacklewarehouse.com/VMC_Ike_Approved_Worm_Hook_Bulk_25pk/descpage-VMCWHB.html

https://www.tacklewarehouse.com/VMC_Ike_Approved_Heavy_Duty_Worm_Hook/descpage-VMCHDWH.html
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#12855229 - 08/06/18 11:58 AM Re: Worm Hook? [Re: Ken A.]
GIG'EM AGGIES Offline
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Registered: 05/14/14
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Loc: texas
Originally Posted By: Ken A.
Originally Posted By: GIG'EM AGGIES
Just had a long conversation with Ken A. this afternoon about this very subject. We discussed different hooks and line for 10-12" worms in which I was considering a tandem hook rig because of the length of the worm. He said 5/0 wide gap Gamakatsu thin wire hooks were plenty sufficient and Ken knows hooks and big fish. Shortly after that conversation I watched a video with Albert Collins who fishes with 12" Mister Twister worms and he was using that same hook. Soooo, I guess a 5/0 Gamakatsu wide gap or round bend hook is sufficient.


Round Bend on big worms not EWG Ronnie. This one.

https://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Gamakatsu_Offset_Round_Bend_Worm_Hooks_Black/descpage-GRBOBK.html

This is for the really big worms like the Mag Old Monster and 12" Jelly Worms. This is for deepwater long casts. If you are up close & personal, I would use a heavier wire hook.


Yep, that's the one I recommended. If I'm flipping or pitching a worm I like the Owner wide gap hooks which are a little heavier.
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#12856113 - 08/07/18 07:10 AM Re: Worm Hook? [Re: oldnitro]
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Yep, 5/0 round bend or straight shank. I like straight shank due to the more direct pressure that is applied to the hook point on hookset. I firmly believe I get a higher percentage of hookups.

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#12856244 - 08/07/18 09:22 AM Re: Worm Hook? [Re: GIG'EM AGGIES]
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Registered: 03/20/12
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Loc: Lufkin, Texas USA
Originally Posted By: GIG'EM AGGIES
Originally Posted By: Ken A.
Originally Posted By: GIG'EM AGGIES
Just had a long conversation with Ken A. this afternoon about this very subject. We discussed different hooks and line for 10-12" worms in which I was considering a tandem hook rig because of the length of the worm. He said 5/0 wide gap Gamakatsu thin wire hooks were plenty sufficient and Ken knows hooks and big fish. Shortly after that conversation I watched a video with Albert Collins who fishes with 12" Mister Twister worms and he was using that same hook. Soooo, I guess a 5/0 Gamakatsu wide gap or round bend hook is sufficient.


Round Bend on big worms not EWG Ronnie. This one.

https://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Gamakatsu_Offset_Round_Bend_Worm_Hooks_Black/descpage-GRBOBK.html

This is for the really big worms like the Mag Old Monster and 12" Jelly Worms. This is for deepwater long casts. If you are up close & personal, I would use a heavier wire hook.


Yep, that's the one I recommended. If I'm flipping or pitching a worm I like the Owner wide gap hooks which are a little heavier.


I use the exact same two hooks in the same situations! cheers

Although the Gamakatsu 5/0 listed above was strong enough to catch a 5' alligator in our local Zoo Lake here. woot

Top clarify I "caught" it and fought it for 20 minutes, with it doing several 100 yard or so runs, and got it back to within 5 yards of me.

Then my wife said "Have you had enough fun?" so I gave it some slack and it threw the hook back out. wink

The hook was not bent at all and I continued to use it.

On a side note there was a guy that had been fishing there when we got there.

Once I hung the gator he came over after about 5 minutes and said "When you get it to the shore I want to get all of my baits back out of it's mouth!" pollo hmmm loco

I said man I will sure let you have them! bannana2
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#12856667 - 08/07/18 03:24 PM Re: Worm Hook? [Re: BigDozer66]
GIG'EM AGGIES Offline
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Registered: 05/14/14
Posts: 3570
Loc: texas
Round Bend on big worms not EWG Ronnie. This one.

https://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Gamakatsu_Offset_Round_Bend_Worm_Hooks_Black/descpage-GRBOBK.html

This is for the really big worms like the Mag Old Monster and 12" Jelly Worms. This is for deepwater long casts. If you are up close & personal, I would use a heavier wire hook. [/quote]

Yep, that's the one I recommended. If I'm flipping or pitching a worm I like the Owner wide gap hooks which are a little heavier. [/quote]

I use the exact same two hooks in the same situations! cheers

Although the Gamakatsu 5/0 listed above was strong enough to catch a 5' alligator in our local Zoo Lake here. woot

Top clarify I "caught" it and fought it for 20 minutes, with it doing several 100 yard or so runs, and got it back to within 5 yards of me.

Then my wife said "Have you had enough fun?" so I gave it some slack and it threw the hook back out. wink

The hook was not bent at all and I continued to use it.

On a side note there was a guy that had been fishing there when we got there.

Once I hung the gator he came over after about 5 minutes and said "When you get it to the shore I want to get all of my baits back out of it's mouth!" pollo hmmm loco

I said man I will sure let you have them! bannana2 [/quote]
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An alligator or an alligator gar ? If either one didn't bend that Gamakatsu no need in me using any other kind.


Edited by GIG'EM AGGIES (08/07/18 03:24 PM)
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Duct tape won't fix stupid but it will muffle the sound, lol.
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#12856689 - 08/07/18 03:38 PM Re: Worm Hook? [Re: oldnitro]
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6/0 straight shank
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#12856744 - 08/07/18 04:13 PM Re: Worm Hook? [Re: oldnitro]
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Loc: Austin, Tx/Nacogdoches, Tx
New Owner Jungle Wide Gap 5/0

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#12857050 - 08/07/18 08:57 PM Re: Worm Hook? [Re: oldnitro]
Fish2222 Offline
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Loc: East Texas
5/0 EWG Gamakatsu Superwire.
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