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Why?-straight vs off set? #14034755 06/17/21 04:28 AM
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Why straight shank hook vs offset hook
for flipping and pitching?

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Re: Why?-straight vs off set? [Re: Rockfisherman] #14034762 06/17/21 05:15 AM
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Just pulled a bunch of straight shank hooks out of the hook box. Darn things have 30k miles on them in the boat, just don't use them. There are too many good hooks out there that i like better. Guess it's person preference. Kept them, but will prob never use them.

Surprisingly the hook box has a ton of money invested, thing is ugly but you get what you pay for. I don't like fiddling with the worm all the time.



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Re: Why?-straight vs off set? [Re: Rockfisherman] #14035434 06/17/21 07:39 PM
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Better hookup ratio on hooksets.


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Re: Why?-straight vs off set? [Re: Rockfisherman] #14035486 06/17/21 08:16 PM
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I can’t get baits to hardly stay straight when t-rigged on straight flipping hooks.

Re: Why?-straight vs off set? [Re: Rockfisherman] #14035487 06/17/21 08:18 PM
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Straight shank on most baits except for 10"+ worms and tubes.


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Re: Why?-straight vs off set? [Re: Ride-or-Fish ] #14035563 06/17/21 09:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Ride-or-Fish �
Better hookup ratio on hooksets.
That will be argued by guys that use offset almost as equally as guys that use straight. Personally my hookup ratio went up when I changed to offset decades ago. But plenty report increased hookups w/straight shank hooks. 🤔🤷‍♂️

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I only use them in very dense cover when flipping/pitching-The keepers help keep the bait on the hook way better.


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Re: Why?-straight vs off set? [Re: 361V] #14038200 06/20/21 07:46 PM
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Originally Posted by 361V
Originally Posted by Ride-or-Fish �
Better hookup ratio on hooksets.
That will be argued by guys that use offset almost as equally as guys that use straight. Personally my hookup ratio went up when I changed to offset decades ago. But plenty report increased hookups w/straight shank hooks. 🤔🤷‍♂️



+1

I can't stand straight shank hooks. I like a wide gap Txposed.

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I personally haven't used a straight shank hook in 27 years and don't plan to ever use one again.

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Straight shanks have a purpose….I just haven’t found it yet. EWG or flipping hook for plastics.


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Re: Why?-straight vs off set? [Re: SteezMacQueen] #14038711 06/21/21 12:54 PM
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Originally Posted by SteezMacQueen
Straight shanks have a purpose….I just haven’t found it yet. EWG or flipping hook for plastics.


Is a "flipping hook" not straight shank? hmmm


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Originally Posted by Fishinfellow
Originally Posted by SteezMacQueen
Straight shanks have a purpose….I just haven’t found it yet. EWG or flipping hook for plastics.


Is a "flipping hook" not straight shank? hmmm

Nope. A flipping hook puts the odds in your favor, a straight shank worm hook puts it back into the fishes favor. roflmao

But…I guess you’re kinda right.


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Depends on the line you use and how you want to rig it.


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Re: Why?-straight vs off set? [Re: Fishinfellow] #14039432 06/21/21 11:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Fishinfellow
Originally Posted by SteezMacQueen
Straight shanks have a purpose….I just haven’t found it yet. EWG or flipping hook for plastics.


Is a "flipping hook" not straight shank? hmmm


A straight shank hook is just that, straight shaft with a round bend. When you rig it it has too much of the bait to go through vs a wide gap Txposed.
So what is your definition of a flipping hook? A flipping hook is what you choose to use. I use a wide gap for flipping. No problem with hook up ratios. I used a straight shank hook with a snell knot punching grass and it tore up the bait so much I switched to a Mustad grip pin hook and that worked way better.
I will never use a straight shank hook again.

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