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    I donít open the gap on any hook I use. I feel that while it may help to get the fish a little better it also ups the snag ratio. My 1/32 ball head (which weighs 1/43 with a #8 hook) with an inch and a quarter body slides over most obstacles without a snag. Yes, it isnít foolproof but it has been noticeably better than any others I have used. As Alphahawk said, the smaller hooks havenít been a negative issue for me either. Too tight a drag will pull them loose but properly used I land some surprising fish with them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by catchNgrease View Post
    Do you adjust the bend of your smaller jigheads?

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    I really never adjust hook bends unless I have somehow bent one out a bit to much .
    some of the really light wire hooks bend easily and the smaller hooks bend pretty easily as well .
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    Quote Originally Posted by skeetbum View Post
    I don’t open the gap on any hook I use. I feel that while it may help to get the fish a little better it also ups the snag ratio. My 1/32 ball head (which weighs 1/43 with a #8 hook) with an inch and a quarter body slides over most obstacles without a snag. Yes, it isn’t foolproof but it has been noticeably better than any others I have used. As Alphahawk said, the smaller hooks haven’t been a negative issue for me either. Too tight a drag will pull them loose but properly used I land some surprising fish with them.
    no doubt , still remember a 33 inch long 12 lb blue on a number 10 cricket hook ....
    buried in it's big whisker , man oh man was that a bigtime battle ....
    finished that fight with a long rifle 22 bullet between it's beady little eyes ....
    blues eat well in that size range and to be sure my nanny sure was happy when I got back home in the ole Willys from a few miles out in the way back yonder ....good times ....
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    Those bigger Blue's have some fight in them
    :I would like to thank the builders of docks for giving me a place to fish and lose tackle

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alphahawk View Post
    I have no clue if you watch my YouTube channel or notÖbut I catch lots of crappie on jig heads with a #10 and #8 hook with no issues at all. It is rare I lose fish doing this. I use them that small as I do not want to miss out on any bluegill that may hit. For years I thought one must use number 2Ö3Ö.and 4 size hooks to be successful jigging for crappie. Nothing could be further from the truth. I do not boat lift crappie as most do. Due to the rods and very light lines I use that is not possible. I have tried open gaped hooks. What I can tell you from testing them out a lot is you will lose fish with them. These jig heads come from the manufacture with the open gap but it is the same as if you bend the hook up slightly. I gave about 50 dollars worth of them to my sonÖhe reported same results as meÖhe loses fish. So now they are just sitting on a shelf.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bwilso View Post
    What is your youtube channel?
    Incase AlphaHawk doest see this
    Troutmagnetman site:youtube.com - Google Search

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lloakley930 View Post
    1/32,1/16,1/8 I use #2
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    Looks more like a #4 hook especially if used with those small lures.

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    When it comes to increasing the gap very slightly I do it for short hitters and when using a crappie spin. The 45 degree hook point angle to the surface occurs as I set the hook no matter the distance to the fish. The high rod tip at over 45 degrees to the surface allows the hook point to penetrate upwards to the top of the fish's mouth or lip, keeps the hook embedded and rarely allows deep throated hooksets. Of course there's no need to adjust the gap for very aggressive fish as were caught yesterday. Perch and crappy in open water before the major storm, hit jigs with #6 and #4 adjusted to plastic lure size.

    The 45 degree rule applies to all hooksets.

    Note: the only way one would set the hook with the point being horizontal to the bottom is a side arm hookset which few do. As far as snags, no hook gap is immune from them especially thick pad stems, tree branches and stumps. Fortunately most of my casting & catching is in open water over depth-change/ dependent struture.

    When it comes to a natural appearence, most lures rarely have one, and because fish can't think, they aren't fooled one way or another regardless jig and hook size. They simply react.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by chetc View Post
    going to ordering some 1/32 and 1 /64oz jig heads for crappie, what is a popular hook size.


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    Iíve been using 1/32 and 1/64 unpainted heads with number 6 and 8 sickle hooks. Iíll use a net on anything around a pound tho. 4 pound slime line hi vis is a must have with jigs this small.

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    Note: the only way one would set the hook with the point being horizontal to the bottom is a side arm hookset which few do.

    This explains why alot of your fish are hooked up wrong and almost appear snagged.

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