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Offline icefishnrancher

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tear drops with good hooks?
« on: Feb 07, 2014, 10:06 PM »
are there any teardrops or  small jigs being sold these days that have good quality hooks? I normally go after pannies, but the occasional big bass or pike tend to straighten out or break the hooks off the teardrops etc. >:(...maybe its just part of the game?
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Re: tear drops with good hooks?
« Reply #1 on: Feb 08, 2014, 10:04 AM »
I did notice that some manufacturers are switching to stronger hooks but wasn't paying attention as to who it was. I've been making my own ice flies for a few years now because I've
straightened the hook too many times on large trout using four pound line. Tiemco 2x hooks are what I use for flies and I use Gamakatsu on the larger lead jigs that I use a mold for.

Offline gary dee

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Re: tear drops with good hooks?
« Reply #3 on: Feb 11, 2014, 02:36 PM »
most tiny jigs have thin hooks

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Re: tear drops with good hooks?
« Reply #4 on: Feb 11, 2014, 08:00 PM »
i guess having a reel with a good drag system set light unuf to give line before trashing the tiny hook is the cure. @)

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Re: tear drops with good hooks?
« Reply #5 on: Feb 13, 2014, 08:43 PM »
Also belps if you do not use pliers or forceps to grab the hook shank to get a deep hooked fish off. Go to yourbobberdown.com and get yourself a toothpick they are cheap and save the expensive tungsten jigs. Plus while your there you can order some jigs never had a hook break yet on a fiska!!!!
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Re: tear drops with good hooks?
« Reply #6 on: Jun 27, 2014, 11:05 PM »
www.akarafishing.com

akara uses japan hooks. no china garbage

Offline pfscott

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Re: tear drops with good hooks?
« Reply #7 on: Jun 28, 2014, 09:19 AM »
Jammin Jigs have never failed me.

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Re: tear drops with good hooks?
« Reply #8 on: Jun 29, 2014, 08:32 AM »
wolfram fiskas..sticky sharp hooks.

 



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