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Wide Gap Worm Hooks
« on: October 26, 2018, 08:07:14 PM »
Just wondering what everyone here likes to use for worm hooks for various soft plastics.

For general fishing I always use Eagle Claw Wide Gap worm hooks. They're sharp, reasonably priced and they just plain work well.



I also like that they're easily available at the local Wal-Mart, so I can get them when I need them without having to order them online and wait for them to arrive.

My only gripe is that they're not real rugged, and I have had them bend on one or two occasions, causing me to lose a couple of pretty big fish that got into some gnarly weeds as I was playing them.

So I am actually looking to try some new wide gap or extra wide gap hooks for use in heavily weeded areas, but not have to resort to using flipping hooks unless I am flipping or fishing weed mats.

Suggestions?  (hmm)
« Last Edit: October 26, 2018, 08:09:05 PM by Curt »

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Re: Wide Gap Worm Hooks
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2018, 05:51:22 AM »
I use the Eagle Claw Lazer Mag.

https://www.captainhookswarehouse.com/index.cfm?page=detail&hookid=1102&view=1

I've had no trouble with them.
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Re: Wide Gap Worm Hooks
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2018, 10:47:35 AM »
@Jig Man Thanks! Didn't even know that website existed. Looks like some decent prices on bulk hooks!  :thumbup:

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Re: Wide Gap Worm Hooks
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2018, 10:48:45 AM »
I'm also considering trying these hooks. I like the idea of the keeper for the soft plastics.

http://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Eagle_Claw_Lazer_Sharp_EWG_with_Keeper_5pk/descpage-LEWK.html?from=nebass

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Re: Wide Gap Worm Hooks
« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2018, 11:55:18 AM »
I use a tungsten jig head 99% of the time, but that other 1% I use the H2O Xpress super lock since they are $4.99 for a pack of 25.

https://www.academy.com/shop/pdp/h2o-xpress%E2%84%A2-super-lock-single-worm-hooks-25-pack-200980686#repChildCatSku=020215943

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Re: Wide Gap Worm Hooks
« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2018, 01:55:10 PM »
Thanks @JackJ  :thumbup:

A decent price for sure! I did notice that the hook eye is turned sideways when compared to most other hooks. I haven't seen that in a long time!

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Re: Wide Gap Worm Hooks
« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2018, 03:54:29 PM »

@Jig Man Thanks! Didn't even know that website existed. Looks like some decent prices on bulk hooks!  :thumbup:
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Captain Hooks is owned by Shorty's Hook Sales.  I use them when I want to buy smaller lots than 1000 which is the only way Shorty's sells.
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Re: Wide Gap Worm Hooks
« Reply #7 on: October 29, 2018, 06:38:54 PM »
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Captain Hooks is owned by Shorty's Hook Sales.

Ah, OK. I had forgotten all about Shorty's. Haven't heard that name in a long time.  (nope)

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