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johnnytheboy

Hook Size

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Hi there,

this lure i'm making its getting time to order some hooks, the only ones i can get in that large size are eagle claw 974, any idea what size of hooks to get for something the size of a crazy shad/magic maker????

tightlines john

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I wouldn't go anything smaller than a 3/0 and wouldn't be afraid to go up to a 5/0. Sometimes the hooks on factory baits are just way too small.

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My 7? Ty-Jack lure has 5/0 and I would not go smaller. I have seen a seminar that they had a jawbone from a 50? musky showing why you should use bigger hooks. After seeing it I was wondering if 5/0 was big enough. He went on showing big fish that was lost on small hook baits in his TV Show. So if you wont to hook and keep her hooked use a bigger hook.

He said he takes off all factory hooks and replace with 7/0. This guy only fishes for big 50? fish.

-Corey

PS. This is my 100th post on (TU) YEE HA!

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