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Jig hooks

2015/6/19 12:29
From Lancaster Pa
Posts: 95
I picked up some jig hooks at the fly show this weekend and started tying some up tonight. As I was tying I wondered if the tippit might dislodge or prevent hookups. I don't really have any experience fishing jig hooks but they seem like a good idea for an anchor fly that is bouncing along the bottom. Anyone find that they get more missed hookups with jig hooks?

Posted on: 3/5 18:33
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Re: Jig hooks

2006/9/9 11:22
From New Castle, PA
Posts: 392
I don't tie a lot of patterns on jig hooks, but when I've used them I did not notice any problems and hooked plenty of fish without issue.

Posted on: 3/6 11:50

Re: Jig hooks

2009/5/29 16:32
From Nicholson PA
Posts: 134
Use them all the time on streamers with no issues,They do prevent a few hook ups though meaning the rocks on the bottom.

Posted on: 3/7 11:06
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Re: Jig hooks

2017/6/2 17:40
From Pittsburgh
Posts: 28
I have been tying on jig hooks for the last year and about 4 months ago, I made the switch to all mainly all jigs for my comp style euro nymphs. I LOVE them. I tie all my nymphs with tungsten beads, that being said I hang up A LOT. However, I have really noticed a substantial decline in the number of flies I lose with jigs vs standard.

As for being worried about decrease in # of hookups, there is no need to worry about that, if you're euro nymphing( I'm assuming so) then hookups won't be defined by the type of hook, but by technique and how well you're detecting a strike.

Point being, jig hooks are awesome, the more you tie on them and fish them, you'll be impressed.

Posted on: 3/12 1:51
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Re: Jig hooks

2016/2/7 11:59
Posts: 21
Except for the price, there is no downside to jig hooks. Hook ups are very good. They hold well. And I do they they hook the bottom less.

Posted on: 3/16 9:18

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