Jig hooks for "pink" worms

M

Mike123

Active member
Joined
Feb 8, 2009
Messages
1,584
Location
Oregon
What brand of lead head jig hooks have long shanks that are good for
running rubber worms or "pink" worms.
I've bought some of the OTE tackle jig heads but the hook shanks are a bit short for my liking. I've missed a few bites due to this. When your bobber slams under the water and your worm comes back with the tail end missing.

Anyways, whats a good lead head jig?

thanks
 
K

Kodiak

Banned User
Joined
Jul 7, 2008
Messages
844
Location
Mill City, Oregon
none

none

Mike the best one I know of is to run a tag line from the eye of the to a #1 hook threaded in the tail sction with enough slack to not affect the action of the worm.
 
M

Mike123

Active member
Joined
Feb 8, 2009
Messages
1,584
Location
Oregon
Mike the best one I know of is to run a tag line from the eye of the to a #1 hook threaded in the tail sction with enough slack to not affect the action of the worm.

That's a good idea! :) I have thought of doing that when running 6" worms.
I'll have to give it a try.

But for the shorter 3 and 4in. worms I'd like to have just the jig hook.
 
1

1aB

Member
Joined
Oct 28, 2008
Messages
91
Location
Puna
The longest shank relative to the bite width quality black finish jig hook I've seen is the Gamakatsu 2x - a 1/0 Gami would be like a long shank other brand #1. The old school O'Shaughnessy Eagle Claws & Mustads have an even longer shank if you don't mind sharpening hooks & dealing with possibly inferior wire strength.
 
J

JeannaJigs

Well-known member
Joined
Feb 8, 2009
Messages
4,706
Location
Eugene, Oregon
I'm all for jigs, but I've never ran a jig head with a pinky. I always just thread my leader through the tail section of the worm, with a bead between the hook and worm so the worm doesn't slide down the hook. Who knows though, I'm probably doing this wrong lol.
 
1

1aB

Member
Joined
Oct 28, 2008
Messages
91
Location
Puna
I wonder if wacky rigging on a jig head with the hook through the middle of a worm would work?
 
M

Mike123

Active member
Joined
Feb 8, 2009
Messages
1,584
Location
Oregon
Looks like Im going to need my own 1/8oz lead head mold. :cool:
 
N

ninja2010

1
Joined
May 12, 2008
Messages
889
Location
river right/left
having a very long shank jighead to thread the worm is not a good idea. it'll kill the action if the worm is threaded up the shank.

i thread mine like buzz ramsey does... apparently steelies attack the worms head first. check out the later half of this video.

Berkley Powerbait Steelhead Worms - Video

my 2 dineros... mind you, i've never caught a steelie in my life... :(
 
M

Mike123

Active member
Joined
Feb 8, 2009
Messages
1,584
Location
Oregon
having a very long shank jighead to thread the worm is not a good idea. it'll kill the action if the worm is threaded up the shank.

i thread mine like buzz ramsey does... apparently steelies attack the worms head first. check out the later half of this video.

Berkley Powerbait Steelhead Worms - Video

my 2 dineros... mind you, i've never caught a steelie in my life... :(

I've watched the video..
i know that maybe half the time the attack the front portion first..
But... I've missed quite a few fish because they didn't get the hook first..
I've brought the jig in with the tail portion ripped off a few times.
 
J

Jig'n

Member
Joined
Mar 13, 2009
Messages
121
Location
Cottage Grove, OR.
I have tied jigs on the VMC Barbarian in the past. They are a strong hook with a nice sharp point. The reason I quit using them was that the shanks are too long for my tying style and they don’t seem to come in any sizes smaller than a #2/0.

Jig’n
 
Top Bottom