Tip of Hook Pointing Up or Down

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  1. harddrive

    harddrive Wish I Was Fishing!

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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.

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

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

    Thanks,

    Harddrive
     
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  2. ripped

    ripped I've posted enough I should edit this section

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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..
     
  3. cortezpirasea

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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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  4. 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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  5. T.O.T.W.

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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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  6. Hismosa

    Hismosa I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    now I see why the glows were out of stock last year
     
  7. Shon

    Shon Fish til I can't fish no more

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    Ummm your collection is not complete, your missing ten anchovy colored flatfalls!! :frehya2:
     
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    SouthBayKiller I've posted enough I should edit this section

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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.

     
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    harddrive Wish I Was Fishing!

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    Also, BTW which hooks are you using?

     
  11. Baller

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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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    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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  13. T.O.T.W.

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    Haha! While I’m a true tackle whore, none of those are mine. They all went back into retail circulation after I ringed them.
     

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