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    Default jig head and hook size

    going to ordering some 1/32 and 1 /64oz jig heads for crappie, what is a popular hook size.


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    #6 or #4 are pretty popular. Depends on what your doing with them. Some like larger hooks.

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    #6 for 1/32

    #8 for 1/64
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    For crappie I would go with a larger hook .
    I fish mostly for gills and prefer a smaller hook .
    Just recently , I started using a size 6 sickle hook in 1/32. I was afraid it was going to be too big , but it hasn’t been a problem .
    I’ve used an 8 sickle in the 1/80 jigheads before , but I’m tying up 1/32’s now , so I can cast them without using a float .

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    I personally like a number 2 sickle on all my jig heads. I do have a few number 4's
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    I catch tons of crappie on #8...and #10. Just went yesterday and netted over 100 fish...about 80 crappie...using only a #10 hook.


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    10’s, 8’s, and 6’s (size 8 is my sweet spot)

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    Can’t say I’ve ever seen a 1/64! 1/32 I poured once and used a size 4. I would say a size 4 or 6 for 1/32 and size 6 or 8 for 1/32.

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    Best I remember from left to right 1/64 #6, 2 packs of 1/32 #6, 1/16 #4, 1/8 #2 all sickle hooks.

    I think one pack of the 1/32 were #4 hook maybe.

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    I like to have the hook go at least to the back half of the bait where it starts to thin out at the tail section. Body thickness of the bait would also determine how large the hook gap should be. I also want to point of the hook bent out just slight so that the point and barb find their way home more easily.
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