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Favorite EWG Flipping Hook

Posted: Wed Oct 16, 2019 6:15 am
by MCROUT14
Switched over to the Trokar MagWorm this year and haven't had too many issues, a few cases where the hook went through and by the time I got the fish to the boat the hook just fell out. I'm guessing this is due to the larger hook point of the Trokar compared to other brands. What hooks do you guys prefer for flipping 4"-5" baits- just want to be sure I'm not missing out on anything :lol:

Re: Favorite EWG Flipping Hook

Posted: Wed Oct 16, 2019 6:36 am
by hoohoorjoo
I use the 7/0 Trokar Big Nasty with the 4.5" Yum Christie Critter and other larger thick body baits like Zoom Mag lizards. I feel like a wide gap hook of the same size doesn't hook up as well as a standard offset worm hook, so I upsize when using wide gap hooks.

Re: Favorite EWG Flipping Hook

Posted: Wed Oct 16, 2019 6:56 am
by Finnz922
hoohoorjoo wrote:
Wed Oct 16, 2019 6:36 am
I use the 7/0 Trokar Big Nasty with the 4.5" Yum Christie Critter and other larger thick body baits like Zoom Mag lizards. I feel like a wide gap hook of the same size doesn't hook up as well as a standard offset worm hook, so I upsize when using wide gap hooks.
X2 when fishing in heavy cover. Otherwise, I still use Gammy EWG's (light wire).

Re: Favorite EWG Flipping Hook

Posted: Wed Oct 16, 2019 4:02 pm
by poisonokie
It's not exactly EWG, but the Owner Twistlock Flipping hook is my personal favorite. I stick to 3/0-5/0 for d-bombs and keitechs.

Re: Favorite EWG Flipping Hook

Posted: Wed Oct 16, 2019 5:35 pm
by Polkfish1
poisonokie wrote:
Wed Oct 16, 2019 4:02 pm
It's not exactly EWG, but the Owner Twistlock Flipping hook is my personal favorite. I stick to 3/0-5/0 for d-bombs and keitechs.
X2 on the owner twistlock. Also my go to in recent times. Easy on with baits and it seems to always get through the trick stuff nicely. It’s streamlined nicely for lack of better words.

Re: Favorite EWG Flipping Hook

Posted: Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:22 am
by i_am_R2
The Owner Wide Gap Plus and Gamakatsu Superline hooks get my vote. Granted the cover I usually run into may not be super heavy but those hooks are sharp and stout in my experience.

Re: Favorite EWG Flipping Hook

Posted: Sat Oct 19, 2019 5:56 am
by IlliniDawg01
I stick with needle point style hooks when possible. The Trokar hooks are really sharp, but like you noticed, you better keep a bend in you rod at all times or they just fall out because the knife like point on the hook slices a big open hole. May as well not even have a barb on the hook in most cases.

Re: Favorite EWG Flipping Hook

Posted: Sat Oct 19, 2019 10:55 am
by goldrod
The hayabusa hooks are good
I’ve started using the brand and really have not thought much about gammy’s or any other EWG.

Re: Favorite EWG Flipping Hook

Posted: Sat Oct 19, 2019 1:30 pm
by poisonokie
goldrod wrote:
Sat Oct 19, 2019 10:55 am
The hayabusa hooks are good
I’ve started using the brand and really have not thought much about gammy’s or any other EWG.
I just bought some killer looking 3/32oz football jigheads by Hayabusa yesterday. Can't wait to slap a 3" easy shiner on one and see how long it takes to get smacked. Might go do that right now as a matter of fact.