Dan Tinman

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    Fishing, travel when possible and did I mention fishing?
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    Semi-retired machinist and small time commercial tackle maker.

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  1. Edit is done
  2. Good idea. I'll edit post #26 with a link.
  3. They can also get them from me here on SOL. Here's a link. https://www.stripersonline.com/surftalk/topic/750535-looking-for-mustad-80-34185-dt-hooks/#comment-14058575
  4. He doesn't even know who he wants to be. He's changed his name twice.
  5. He eats pizza with a knife and fork.
  6. Double post? Are these what you're looking for?
  7. Are these what you're looking for?
  8. WATCH OUT FOR THE BEARS! Yes I was shouting. I used to go to Worthington State Forest to camp and fish for shad about this time of year. Found myself cornered by bears twice in the same day. First time I was in my tent. The bear had his head in the tent with me. The 2nd time was a sow with cubs. I slept in my truck the rest of the week.
  9. Before you think about fishing think safety. That river kills one or two guys a year.
  10. There you are, logical reasons for doing things differently. Again there is no best, just what works.
  11. Yeah, maybe I got a little facetious. My apologies to ASrod. The whole idea was to point out that depending on a lot of variables either one could be the best choice.
  12. The yes answer is because there is no straight forward "best" hook, long or short shank. There are a lot of variables. How is the jig head going to be dressed? Will it have hair alone or will plastic be added? Will it be plastic alone? What is the shape of the head? Where are you fishing it? Personal preferences? Both of those Mustad hook numbers are good strong jig hooks. Several things to keep in mind. First, the long shank (34184) will bend much more easily because there is more of it exposed and unsupported. A long shank also tends to snub the action of soft plastic because more of the plastic is threaded on the stiff hook. Bluefish hit a lure tail first so you'll get more hook ups on them. Right now it appears Mustad is phasing out their 34185 (short shank) line of hooks. They have already stopped making 5/0, 7/0 and 8/0 sizes in that style. As time goes by heads with that hook style will be harder to get. The next best replacement is a good hook to be sure but it's also 3 to 4 times as expensive. My own personal preference is for a short shank hook on a bucktail. Mostly I don't like seeing a big hook protruding out the back of the hair. To me it should be fully within the length of the hair.