pabassman

Hook sizes

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 Question for anyone using Do-It mold FBW-4 AW. Hook size calls for 3/0-4/0. Have you gotten away with a smaller hook. I would like to use a 1/0-2/0 for finesse jigs. My concern would be excessive flah with a smaller hook.  Thanks.

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1 hour ago, pabassman said:

 Question for anyone using Do-It mold FBW-4 AW. Hook size calls for 3/0-4/0. Have you gotten away with a smaller hook. I would like to use a 1/0-2/0 for finesse jigs. My concern would be excessive flah with a smaller hook.  Thanks.

 

I think you have the wrong mold. Should it be FBW-4-AF?

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You'll be able to do a 2/0 and probably a 1/0 but the problem is that the jig has a ring and barb so it is long. VMC has a hook out that should fit, the 7247 that has a long shank, you'll have the smaller hook but with a little longer shank.

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On 7/10/2017 at 6:09 AM, smalljaw said:

You'll be able to do a 2/0 and probably a 1/0 but the problem is that the jig has a ring and barb so it is long. VMC has a hook out that should fit, the 7247 that has a long shank, you'll have the smaller hook but with a little longer shank.

Thanks. I can deal with that. BTW I enjoy your videos.

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A little plumbers putty can take care of flash on most molds.  And it can be removed easily to go back to the regular hooks.  Put a little in the eye cavity and the groove for the hook.  Doesn't take much.

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