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    Default Sickle or Regular Hooks?

    I'd appreciate some feedback from other c.com members on sickle hooks vs. regular hook shape for catching crappie. What do you use and why is one shape better for you. I use a 32oz. jig head. Thanks for any info. as I have used both. Curious how others feel.

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    I don't believe the fish can tell the difference and they seem to work the same to me. Lately I've been a fan of litewire hooks as they bend and come free from structure, not sure if the sickle hooks come in litewire.
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    Whatever you like!

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    32oz jig is heavy af most of the crappie I catch arenít 32oz


    In all seriousness, I like the red sickle hooks just because they seem cooler. No real practical reason.


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    I switched to Sickles years ago and never looked back. They almost always hook them in the roof of the mouth and when fishing brush they will bend and come out. Just reshape it and continue fishing.

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    Sickles are my preference.


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    I like the sickle hooks better also. In my mind I think I get snagged less.

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    I can't really tell if there is much of a difference in hookups. Weedless sickle hook jigs are my go-to, with a thin wire style weedguard.

    What is important, IMO, is that the hook point is higher than the eyelet. If it isn't that way from the factory, I bend the hook out just a little. I feel like I get better hook-ups that way, and it also makes it easier to push the hook out of the fish.

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    Sickle hook is preferred but use others as well. Seem to get better hook up with sickle.

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    Starting pouring my jigs with sickle hooks last year and never looked back. Seem to get better hook ups but thereís no telling really Sickle or Regular Hooks?


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