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Saltwater jig hook help

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On 5/24/2023 at 5:25 AM, gman1253 said:


Umpqua XS506H-BN5X

Gamakatsu has some

Firehole (freshwater but heavy enough for salt)

Mustad  34814D

Eagle Claw 413

Sorry misread -- they are not all SS

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Mustad used to make them 34185 in ss up to size 6/0 only. They have been discontinued for (probably) close to 50 years. I bought the last of them that I was aware of in the late 70's or early 80's for a special project. Not sure if anything else exists from more modern times

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I checked one of my non-fly fishing catalogs which I use to buy my bass fly hooks.  The only 60 degree jigs hooks were tin/cadmium plated not stainless.  They were the Eagle Claw 413CAT, size 1 to 7/0 and the Mustad 34184-DT, size 2 to 8/0.  I don't see why you couldn't use any heavy wire 60 degree jig hook.  As long as you rinse them with fresh water after you use them and dry them before you put them away they should work.

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