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Has Anyone Tried These Hooks?
« on: October 26, 2018, 08:23:42 PM »

I'm looking at trying some new wide gap worm hooks and these caught my eye.

Eagle Claw Lazer Sharp EWG w/Keeper

They are a medium wire hook, so I know they won't work well in heavy cover, but they should be good for 90% of the soft plastic fishing I do day to day.

I like the new style bait keeper to keep the soft plastics from sliding down on the hook shank.

Has anyone else tried them?

Also, what hooks do you prefer for soft plastics on a day to day basis for fishing open water and up to light/medium cover, where there isn't a lot of risk of your hook bending if you hook a good fish?
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Re: Has Anyone Tried These Hooks?
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2018, 08:24:23 AM »
I have not tried those, but they seem similar to the hooks I use regularly. I've been using these quite a while now and have hooked into several 5+ on these in heavy cover and have not had any issue with them bending. I used to use the Gamakatsu hooks pretty much exclusively. This year I found myself using these more and more because the keeper is just a nice feature to have and whenever I go back to a hook without a keeper it just frustrates me. I started using these to flip tubes because one of the biggest issues with Texas rigging a tube is it wearing out the plastic and sliding down the shaft. This solved that problem.

http://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Mustad_KVD_Grip-Pin_2X_Fine_Wire_Hook/descpage-GPT.html?from=nebass
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Re: Has Anyone Tried These Hooks?
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2018, 10:33:37 AM »
@Brazzy Thanks for the feedback. The description on the TW page doesn't mention how many hooks come in a pack. Is it 4, 5, ??
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Re: Has Anyone Tried These Hooks?
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2018, 01:00:21 PM »
Pretty sure both the Eagle Claw and Mustad are packs of 5.
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Re: Has Anyone Tried These Hooks?
« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2018, 01:51:18 PM »
Pretty sure both the Eagle Claw and Mustad are packs of 5.

Thanks. I did notice that the Eagle Claw hooks are packs of 5, and some of the other Mustad hooks mention the pack size, but not these  :nope:
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Re: Has Anyone Tried These Hooks?
« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2018, 02:03:18 PM »
I just stumbled onto these hooks.

http://www.academy.com/shop/pdp/h2o-xpress%E2%84%A2-super-lock-single-worm-hooks-25-pack-200980686#repChildCatSku=020215943

Anyone ever use them? Also, did you notice something different about the hook in the pic?  :hmm:
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Re: Has Anyone Tried These Hooks?
« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2018, 07:50:50 PM »
Keeper collects weeds more than I like. 

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Re: Has Anyone Tried These Hooks?
« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2018, 12:55:50 PM »
Keeper collects weeds more than I like. 


Thanks, Eric. I hadn't thought of that aspect of them. That's a bummer because I get tired of plastics sliding down the hook shank  :nod:
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Re: Has Anyone Tried These Hooks?
« Reply #8 on: October 31, 2018, 03:45:11 PM »
I'm not sure how that's possible unless you are using skinnier plastics to which I wouldn't use an EWG. I use wide gap on bulkier baits in which that keeper is snug up against the plastic. Never had an issue with weeds.
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Re: Has Anyone Tried These Hooks?
« Reply #9 on: October 31, 2018, 04:23:15 PM »
@Eric-Maine Can you clarify?
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Re: Has Anyone Tried These Hooks?
« Reply #10 on: January 14, 2019, 03:29:47 PM »
Have you used the screw locs on flippin or swim jig hooks? Hold the plastics well and quick to change baits. I know they aren't keeper hooks but they are cheap to buy from a place like TW.

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Re: Has Anyone Tried These Hooks?
« Reply #11 on: January 14, 2019, 03:32:05 PM »
Have you used the screw locs on flippin or swim jig hooks? Hold the plastics well and quick to change baits. I know they aren't keeper hooks but they are cheap to buy from a place like TW.

Do you have a link to the exact product you're referring to?
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Re: Has Anyone Tried These Hooks?
« Reply #12 on: January 14, 2019, 03:53:32 PM »
Well I'm not too good with doing the links or quotes yet but if you look at the 32886BLN mustad hooks on TW site (they are called Do It Swim Jig hooks come in pacs of 50 for 11.49) also owner makes a flippin jig hook (same site) with a cps keeper on it. Difference is the mustads with a 50 pac of owner springs cost about half what the owner hooks with cps locs do. Also the mustad hooks are stronger and less likely to bend on big fish in cover. I like the round bend style hook over the EWG because the hooks face out of the plastic at an angle compared to the EWG, hook ups are much better. I buy a lot from TW so most of what I use are from their site. woods

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Re: Has Anyone Tried These Hooks?
« Reply #13 on: January 14, 2019, 04:06:13 PM »
Cool. Thanks!

Here are the links:

Hooks - http://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Do-it_Mustad_Casting_Swim_Jig_32886BLN_Hook_50pk/descpage-DIMCSJH.html?from=nebass

Screw Locks - http://www.lurepartsonline.com/Online-Store/Mold-Insert-Components/Screw-Locs.html

I didn't find regular screw locks on the TW site, so I posted a link for Lure Parts Online.
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Re: Has Anyone Tried These Hooks?
« Reply #14 on: January 15, 2019, 07:33:20 AM »
http://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Owner_CPS_Centering_Pin_Spring/descpage-OCPSS.html?from=nebass
                                                                                                                                                                                           OK figured out links ??? heres the spring locs at TW. My son uses regular worm hooks and worm hooks with the plastic keepers, says they work well and we fish in heavy weeds. Good Luck with whatever you choose.
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