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Author Topic: Strait Shank Hooks  (Read 1064 times)

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Strait Shank Hooks
« on: March 24, 2006, 08:31:44 PM »

Does anyone still use strait shank hooks?  I really don't see them around anymore.


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Re: Strait Shank Hooks
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2006, 08:38:08 PM »

The only one I could say I use are my trailer hook for spinnerbaits.

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Re: Strait Shank Hooks
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2006, 08:51:40 PM »

I was mainly thinking of plastics.  I thought I read some where that you get a better hook set with them.

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Re: Strait Shank Hooks
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2006, 09:57:11 PM »

you do, when you set the hook with a bend in the hook the fishes mouth comes open when you set the hook. try putting a drop of fishing glue on the bait when you slide it on, it wont come off.i only know this by watching a van dam dvd :-*
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Re: Strait Shank Hooks
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2006, 11:33:46 PM »

I know that most people have gone to the wide gap off set hook...
but it is still my choice for small plastic worms when I swim them with a tiny weight....they don't get hung up in grass like the wide gap hooks do.............

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Re: Strait Shank Hooks
« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2006, 12:26:19 AM »

Went back to straight shank hooks after watching a Woo Daves video and definitely am getting better hook sets..

Woo recommended using straight hooks when Texas rigging with weight and the regular worm hook when rigging without weight..

I usually use a 2/0 - 4/0 gamakatsu straight hook depending on the size of worm or plastic I am using..

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Re: Strait Shank Hooks
« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2006, 06:35:15 AM »

95% of the time, I'm using straight shanked hooks. Only exceptions are: Senkos fished weightless (need offset on an EWG to hold bait in place), tubes (EWG), and large plastics (lizards).
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Re: Strait Shank Hooks
« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2006, 06:38:22 AM »

I usually use a Tru-Turn hook for all my worm fishing...always get great hook-sets.
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Re: Strait Shank Hooks
« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2006, 12:04:16 PM »

i don't like offsets because the bend catches in the grass to easily. i used to only use the tru-turn with the round bend, but i can't find them anymore and i only have a few left. i believe they are or were called tracers. now i use the owners with the little rubber stopper. they go through the grass like no other. the only bad thing is the stopper wears out after a while and i haven't found anywhere to buy new ones.
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Re: Strait Shank Hooks
« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2006, 12:51:22 PM »

I usually use a Tru-Turn hook for all my worm fishing...always get great hook-sets.

These work well also when using herring to catch Coho's  :-* Fish, you scare me sometimes  :shocking:  lo
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Re: Strait Shank Hooks
« Reply #10 on: April 02, 2006, 11:18:07 AM »

i don't like offsets because the bend catches in the grass to easily. i used to only use the tru-turn with the round bend, but i can't find them anymore and i only have a few left. i believe they are or were called tracers. now i use the owners with the little rubber stopper. they go through the grass like no other. the only bad thing is the stopper wears out after a while and i haven't found anywhere to buy new ones.


CJ...I love those Owner longnecks...They make fishing the grass much easier.
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