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Hi Guys,

Leaving in April on a 16 dayer on the Indy. Last trip, I took some 250G glow in the dark flatfall jigs and added a 9/0 7691 hooks instead of the two assist hooks.

Because the 7691 has a long shank, the hook would snag the line.



I got some Mustad Kaiju hooks and the shank is much shorter.



I think I answered my own question, the hook would be diagonal to the jig and let's see how It works.

Thanks,

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Those hooks look Badass. It probably won't make a difference as long as the hook is free swinging and can find somewhere to grab..
 

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My buddy and I fish all the time and our hooks are complete opposites from each other and we catch the same amount of fish...
 
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JohnTFT

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Why not just use better assist hooks?

The jig was designed to have them why not just beef them up?
 
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I did some swimming pool testing and found that flat falls drop (mostly) eye-side down. It made sense to me to have the hook point facing away from the eye so that when you pull your lure upward after a tuna inhales it, it will be more likely to gain purchase in the upper jaw area.

This picture should tell the story.

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Edit: I see now that you are using in-lines, so your hook will sit along the plane...I’d be interested in how that performs.
 
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I did some swimming pool testing and found that flat falls drop (mostly) eye-side down. It made sense to me to have the hook point facing away from the eye so that when you pull your lure upward after a tuna inhales it, it will be more likely to gain purchase in the upper jaw area.

This picture should tell the story.

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Edit: I see now that you are using in-lines, so your hook will sit along the plane...I’d be interested in how that performs.
Ummm your collection is not complete, your missing ten anchovy colored flatfalls!! :frehya2:
 
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I don’t think it matters. The boat I fish on said to put as many hooks as you can fit on it. They eat anything and everything when they want it.
 
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Wow, thanks for the picture. Thanks. I will do some experimenting on my trip. Hooks along the plane and also vertical.

I did some swimming pool testing and found that flat falls drop (mostly) eye-side down. It made sense to me to have the hook point facing away from the eye so that when you pull your lure upward after a tuna inhales it, it will be more likely to gain purchase in the upper jaw area.

This picture should tell the story.

View attachment 910906

Edit: I see now that you are using in-lines, so your hook will sit along the plane...I’d be interested in how that performs.
 
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Also, BTW which hooks are you using?

I did some swimming pool testing and found that flat falls drop (mostly) eye-side down. It made sense to me to have the hook point facing away from the eye so that when you pull your lure upward after a tuna inhales it, it will be more likely to gain purchase in the upper jaw area.

This picture should tell the story.

View attachment 910906

Edit: I see now that you are using in-lines, so your hook will sit along the plane...I’d be interested in how that performs.
 

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I rig mine the same way Chris does his. Same as in pic. I use 7691 and Owner Jobu in 7/0 and 8/0.
 
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Also, BTW which hooks are you using?
Those are all 8/0 Mustad 7691 DTs. I’ve experimented with many...and haven’t really settled on an all-time favorite. Gamakatsu makes a similar hook that I really like, but it’s JDM and very pricey. I’ll have to look up the model. Saltywater Tackle sells them. The two FFs below have gammies, the top is a Shout Kudako.

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