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Assist hooks on big jigs.

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I just found some knife jigs, a recent jig fad, down in my cellar.  (There's a lot of junk down there.) They have no hooks.   

 

Is there a rule of thumb for how long an assist hook's snell should be, for a given length of jig?  About half the jig's length might be right.  I have sea bass, stripers, tuna and cod in mind. 

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1/3 for speed jigging.

if long jigs like nagamasa's can put 2 assist hooks, 1 on tail and 1 on nose make sure they are short so as not to tangle.

hooks needs to be bigger than the widest part of the jig so hook dont snag into jig body.

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Thank you.  I do have a good reel for speed jigging, a new Saltiga 35H, but the fish in question don't really need speed as much as a nice flutter.  So, I'll have to rig up a jig and see what happens. "Nagamasa" is a new name to me, I'll have to look that up.

 

The hardest hook problem now is a one pound Vi-Ke.  I'm going to need a package of monstrous split rings on that one. 

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for flutter jigs your best bet is a short leaf like jig, asynchronous on the sides.

fclabo, sea falcon, sea floor control, beats, reals plate jerker, basically all the slow pith jigs.

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Nagamasa is a kind of long jigs. You don't need long jigs to fish here.

You can put assist hook on top of a jig or at the bottom of jigs. I prefer to use one big hook for tuna or cod.

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Thank you.  I'll have to see what I have, by way of short flutter jigs.  Some diamond jigs are made with a compressed cross-section, they should flutter nicely. 

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