Making assist hooks

aquaholic

Almost A Member
Sep 19, 2003
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Santa Barbara, CA
Name
Robert
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Anderson 22
I was rigging some jigs a few weeks ago and was having a hard time finding the assist hooks I usually use (Owner Monster assist 7/0 short). Started reading about making my own. Some of the methods looked a bit time consuming like serving the tag end or using big knots. I made a few like that but decided to see if I could simplify it. I make my own wind ons so started the same way by making a loop in the cord then tying a simple granny knot on the shank, tightened it up to the eye, trimmed the tag end, crazy glued the knot and tag, then used shrink wrap over the eye and tag. Really simple and took me a few minutes tops. We will see how they work in the field but I did hang one from 120lbs of lead for 2 hours and it still looks like new. Anyway does anyone have any concerns with doing it this way?
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stuman

Brawndo the thirst mutilator
Sep 18, 2004
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Name
stu
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skiff
I used this knot. I pulled 40 lbs of drag - no problem. My son pulled off the scale and bent the hook. He estimates 80-100 lbs before he bent the hook.

I used these hooks from Gerry's hooks in Carlsbad.
50 Gerry's Tackle L319 Black Nickel Live Bait Hooks, size 9/0$14.49 USD

My son spent some time weaving these double hooks.
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