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jhef
03-29-2009, 08:54 PM
im tired of having to heat up a hook so itll bend if it gets hung up, if you heat it too much it bends too easy, but i havent been able to find any actual thin wired hooks, any ideas were to look..or name brand of company that makes them

slabbandit
03-29-2009, 09:04 PM
Eagle Claw 214EL (extra light wire) size 2
Lighter wire than a regular aberdeen crappie hook.

FroggerZack
03-30-2009, 11:59 AM
Step up to a higher test line (8lb). They will bend out alot easier then.

Darryl Morris
04-07-2009, 01:26 AM
I use an Eagle Claw 215-A extra light wire cricket hook #6 with 8# line (I like my new Vicious panfish line). I know that's smaller than most use but it allows the minnow more action. My clients have landed 16# cats and 12# striper with them. A key to getting the hook out of the brush when using a light wire hook is defeating the limberness of the rod and the drag system of the reel. Reel down, rod in water and all, until the rod is pointed straight down at the hang up, then hold the spool so no drag will go out and then pull straight back, not up. Eight out of ten times the hook will straighten enough to come out of the brush and there is no shaking of the top spooking the fish.

sea-sons
04-07-2009, 05:47 AM
Here's my setup for fishing heavy cover with minnows. Spool your reel with 20lb power pro. Put on a bobber stopper, then a slip bobber, then attach a small barrel swivel with a polamar knot. To the barrel swivel attach about 18" of 10lb fluorocarbon to which you tie on a #4 extra light wire hook. Add on enough split shot at your swivel on the power pro to where your bobber is about 3/4 under water. With it like that, the crappie feel almost no resistance when taking the bait. When you get hung you will almost always straighten the hook. If it doesn't, just tie on another hook. You hardly ever have to retie the whole setup.

chuckauten
04-07-2009, 09:15 AM
You can buy thin wire jig hook from Simmons in Bessemer, AL (205-425-4720) for $35.00 per 1000. A few of use use on Talquin and they work great. Make sure you have your drag set, or you could lose a big one.

Chuck

ad1974
04-07-2009, 04:14 PM
I use the Eagle Claw 202 EL Aberdeen hooks and they straighten out pretty good with 6lb and really well with 8lb line.

PineappleSlap
04-07-2009, 07:14 PM
just buy power pro 10/2

we fish submerged cedar trees and i have yet to lose a jig with power pro

bigfish5
04-07-2009, 08:28 PM
jhef a local tackle store carries them in 1/32 and 1/16. simmons tackle in bessemer, al. they have stuff on ebay also. i will try to get the number for you if i can.

jhef
04-07-2009, 08:53 PM
thanks guys i switched to the 10 lb line with a swivel and made some leaders out of 4 lb, so far so good, still looking local for the thin wire hooks