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12-16-2010, 07:47 PM
curious. what size hooks do most of you use with 1/16 oz jig heads? pros and cons of big versus small and type

12-16-2010, 07:49 PM
#4 sickle is my favorite!

12-16-2010, 08:26 PM
#2. I like the larger hook because of the crappies big mouth.

12-16-2010, 08:32 PM
I make them with both. Sometimes a shorter hook in various situations helps out

12-16-2010, 09:16 PM
#4 for me!

12-16-2010, 09:20 PM
#2 on everything I use.

12-16-2010, 09:42 PM
I tie both. Seems more people like #4 sickles on their 1/16th. Doesn't matter much to me, there's no problem fitting a #2 in there for sure and you get a deeper hookup.

12-17-2010, 07:22 AM
#4 sickle is my favorite!


12-17-2010, 08:34 AM

12-17-2010, 09:02 AM
curious. what size hooks do most of you use with 1/16 oz jig heads? pros and cons of big versus small and type

Currently using 1/16oz jigheads with #2 hooks. Still have some with #4's & don't think a thing about using them, too .. anytime ... they work fine, & I was catching fish on them before I had Grousefly make me some jigheads with the #2 hooks.

Don't know much to say about pros/cons ... I've caught 4 INCH long Crappie, handsized Bluegills, all the way up to 2.5lb Crappie on the jigheads with #2 hooks .... LOL !!

Hook type .... I mostly use Aberdeens ('cause that's what Grousefly puts in the jigheads) ... but, I do have some jigheads with the sickle hooks. I just haven't used the sickle hook jigs enough to make any experienced comment. I'm already pulling the #2 hook out of the back of the throats of the fish I catch .... so I don't know if the sickle hooks are going to get any better hookup than that. However, I do know that ... considering where I throw my jigs ... if the sickle hook jig isn't "weedless", it's going to be a decoration on a submerged tree, real soon.

... cp

12-17-2010, 09:11 AM
#2 is my favorite. I like the biggest hook I can get. I mainly long line troll.

12-17-2010, 10:00 AM
I make about that same amount of #2 and #4 sickles, for people. Seems like to me id say its a tie for them...

12-17-2010, 10:37 AM
#2 on everything I use.

Same here.
the gap between the jig body or minnow and the hook tip makes the difference between set and miss.

12-17-2010, 12:30 PM
I use both #4 and #2 sickles

crappie josh
12-18-2010, 10:02 AM
I usually use a #4 and a #1 570 or sickle hook it's rare if I use and thing bigger or smaller and the every once in a while I'll use a #6 570 jig hook but after reading this thread I might buy some #2 sickle hooks

12-18-2010, 10:41 AM
I'm spoiled to the lite wire hook jigs with the larger hooks. I like the fact the hook tip extends beyond the jig head which I think helps with more hook ups. Also, I longline troll and when jigs become hung I retrieve probably 75% by pulling the hooks straight using 6# line.

12-18-2010, 11:53 AM
no. 4 but the next time I buy hooks they will the sickle hooks

12-18-2010, 04:28 PM
#2 sickle

12-18-2010, 05:04 PM
#2 for sure on a plastic body for the larger gap. #4 on feather and hair jigs.

12-18-2010, 05:06 PM
#2 for me

12-18-2010, 06:25 PM
I can sing the battle hem of the republic or whistle Dixie with equal enthusiasm.

The sickel hook is the greatest thing since sliced bread. I cant believe how much better and consistant my hook ups are. I have reserved my tradition jig hooks for my young boys to use while learning how not to get hung up all the time.

12-18-2010, 08:15 PM
I have tried the Sickle hooks a few times but, I keep going back to my Gamakatsu #2

12-19-2010, 06:54 AM
One thing on the Sickle hook, look at them before you buy. The #4 is about the size of the #2 in an eagle claw hook and a #6 is like a #4 eagle claw.
I think i am right on this. The first ones i bought were #2 to me they were too big for like Bobby Garlands baby shad. But the hooks are great. They are super sharp. If you hang check it rocks will turn them down or dull them. Which i know all hooks will get dull but it seems the long taper point may be a little worse. Cub48