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Hooks for Ava 27s


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#1 BaitBoy

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Posted March 27 2002 - 4:03 PM

Picked up some Ava 27s at one of those fisherman's fleamarkets and need to add hooks. What size hook/split-ring do you recommend? Plain hook, or one dressed with some bucktail? Thanks.



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Posted March 27 2002 - 4:25 PM

6/0 Siwash hooks, either open eye or closed eye with a x-hvy split ring - some dressed, some plain
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Posted March 28 2002 - 9:06 AM

BaitBoy -
A lot of Ava's are sold in the stores with the long shank bent aside Limerick hooks, Mustad #31022. The shanks are then covered with colored surgical tubing. It gives the jigs a long sandeel look and the bent shank adds some wiggle. Their great for jigging off of party boats and a good surf lure when the 'toothy bastages' are around.


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