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    Thanks for the info! 2 questions. 1) about how long does it take for you to recieve from Plat? The first link said they're shutdown due to coronavirus.

    2) Would you be willing to sell me some directly? Trout Magnet Hooks
    Quote Originally Posted by Alphahawk View Post
    Finesse Fishing has the .5 gram in stock. https://www.finesse-fishing.com/ajing-jigs-shop.html

    Plat also carries them PLAT/Fishing Tackle Store-Fishing Equipment/Catalog-Hook-S.W. Light Game Jig Head-GEKKABIJIN SW LIGHT JIGHEAD SS-en



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    I would like to try the Japanese ones. That said, I have had good fishing with the TMs. I stream fish and I haven’t felt like I missed many takes. Maybe Stillwater would be different. I just started trying the black TMs so I can see the difference when I get on the water. You can’t go wrong with the Japanese ones though, but a break off does hurt a little more!

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    Quote Originally Posted by snatchncatch View Post
    Thanks for the info! 2 questions. 1) about how long does it take for you to recieve from Plat? The first link said they're shutdown due to coronavirus.

    2) Would you be willing to sell me some directly? Trout Magnet Hooks

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    I don't really want to sell any. Usual shipping time from Plat is 5 business days. With the virus going on over there I don't know how much things are slowed. I just put in an order at Digitaka Thursday night and it has shipped and in the system. So we will see how that shipment progresses.

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    Thanks. for the info on the lack TMs. I have all colors and checked mine and the back do appear sharper. Also never really realized they had a brim size hook. I ordered the Brim value pack from Amazon wit free sipping it was a better deal than ordering just the hooks from TM. Will get an order of the Diawa hooks day to try out.

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    What size for crappie in the 12 to 15" range and what size for bream and shell cracker? Don't the JDM sizes differ from our US sizes? Presently i use a number 2 for crappie and a 4 or 6 for bream, Eagle Claw light wire hooks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quailtail View Post
    What size for crappie in the 12 to 15" range and what size for bream and shell cracker? Don't the JDM sizes differ from our US sizes? Presently i use a number 2 for crappie and a 4 or 6 for bream, Eagle Claw light wire hooks.
    The JDM jig head hook sizes are a little larger than US market hooks. I catch a ton of crappie on JDM Daiwa Gekkabijin #6...#8...and even #10. The #8 is my most used size. I don't miss any crappie with them. I know most will tell you hooks that small are not good for crappie fishing but I have no issues at all...as a matter of fact I prefer them to the larger hooks. When all I used were the TM jig heads I caught a lot of crappie on their #8 also but I missed some fish as they were not as sharp as the Daiwa jig heads. I can't stress enough how good these hook are. As full on bluegill season is almost here I will more than likely switch to the #10 while specifically targeting them. Come July and August when I am fishing for the crappie and KY bass I will go back up to a #8...maybe a #6.

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    One thing to keep in mind when using these JDM jig heads is that they are made of very thin wire. A lighter touch and the right rod is needed to prevent tear outs (unless you hook them way down in the harder parts of the mouth.) Also, these jigs have tiny barbs compared to the TMs. But if I can catch crappie with them, anyone can!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fishfishwish View Post
    One thing to keep in mind when using these JDM jig heads is that they are made of very thin wire. A lighter touch and the right rod is needed to prevent tear outs (unless you hook them way down in the harder parts of the mouth.) Also, these jigs have tiny barbs compared to the TMs. But if I can catch crappie with them, anyone can!
    Yes, the Daiwa Gekkabijin .5 are weak and bend out of shape easy , but I have no problems with the 1.5g.
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    That's good to know. Do they bend back into shape easily as well? May be good for dealing with hang ups
    Quote Originally Posted by Techno2000 View Post
    Yes, the Daiwa Gekkabijin .5 are weak and bend out of shape easy , but I have no problems with the 1.5g.
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    Quote Originally Posted by snatchncatch View Post
    That's good to know. Do they bend back into shape easily as well? May be good for dealing with hang ups

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    The .5g will definitely bend out on hang ups, and can be bent back, check the hook point also, as that may have to be re-sharpen too.


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