Assist Hooks

Discussion in 'Jigging and Popping' started by Mara5, Jan 29, 2020.

  1. Salty Bones

    Salty Bones Active Member

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    Lol yesterday was an enlightening day. After those posts, I just looked at it as it'll pay off come August and I'll have enough hooks and cord for a long time. Next up is the split and solid rings!
     
  2. bnz

    bnz Just a guy who likes to fish

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    Yeah, but they did call me right after I placed my order to let me know when they would have them back in stock and if I wanted to keep my order. That’s far better than a lot of other tackle shops I’ve dealt with.
     
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  3. Boston Tangler

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    I sell thousands and thousands of assist hooks, mainly VMC. They are a very good sharp, strong (forged) hook. Many guys like the eyelet, some hate it.

    https://tacklenow.com/assist-hooks/

    They seem to be producing :)

    Photos from Piere (Ballyhoo) owner of Panafishing Lodge in Pedesi, Panama

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  4. PharmDoc

    PharmDoc Junior member

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    Another vote for the gami 510 and build your own with Kevlar assist cord. Bottom assist hooks no swivel needed. Top assist I use the BB barrel swivel lower ring to attach the cord tie leader to top ring. Jig attaches to lower ring of the swivel via a split ring. If you’re only using top assist hooks as with speed or knife jigging, the split ring doesn’t have to be beefy.
    When using top and bottom assist, better make sure your split ring is sized for the kinds of drag pressures you’ll use.
    That said, I do like the vmc assist hooks in the large sizes for YFT and BFT...but no outbarb. the outbarb on the gami 510 is a nice trick...really limits the upper assists from fouling on the line (and staying fouled)
     
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  5. PharmDoc

    PharmDoc Junior member

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    I’ve always bought the 510s direct from gamakatsu, but if you can get them for less, have at it
     
  6. benwah22

    benwah22 Well-Known Member

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    I think the eyelet makes for a significantly stronger connection to the hook, regardless of brand.
     
  7. jjv

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    Hi guys. What pre-rigged assist hooks you recommend for Sert Orion and River2sea Sea Rock in 150gr-250gr range?
     
  8. Boston Tangler

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    I like the 7/0 or 9/0 never smaller then 7/0 for that size jig for me
     
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  9. Drundel

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    Not sure why I never posted a picture of my hooks, but here are the ones I made.
     

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  10. brn2surf1000

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    Seems like a fairly popular topic
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  11. bluefish75

    bluefish75 Active Member

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    ASS assist cord pe15/20
    Pike type R 2-3-4/0
    C'ultiva solid ring
    Hots split ring
    Decoy GP size 5
    2 golf balls to tie the knots :D

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  12. Jiggermeister1

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    What site do you use to buy this?
     
  13. bluefish75

    bluefish75 Active Member

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    Assist cord and split rings from Totos Ogasawara(Anglers Secrets).
    Js3 from Monsterbite.
    Solid and GP ring from local store.
    Jig from Digitaka.
    Golf balls around local golf club:D
     
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  14. Kim

    Kim Senior Member Supporting Member

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    Something that you may want to consider is not using a simple loop to secure the hooks to the ring. My experience with them rigged like that was bad. I got a solid hook up on a YFT with shoulders on it and it's teeth chaffed through the assist cord as I saw when I reeled the lure in to check it. If another would have hit the lure on the way up I would have lost it too when the assist cord just pulled through the loop.
     
  15. Kim

    Kim Senior Member Supporting Member

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    Golf ball are a great idea.
     
  16. Drundel

    Drundel Member

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    So you are saying to tie a knot with them over the solid ring in the event one hook gives way, the other hook is secured by the knot?
     
  17. benwah22

    benwah22 Well-Known Member

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    Yes. Palomar over your solid ring.
     
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  18. Drundel

    Drundel Member

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    I must have changed them at after I took that picture. I'm on furlough this week (and trying really hard not to buy fishing gear), so I was excited for something other than house/yard work and I just pulled all my hooks. They are all tied in knots.

    Thanks for the tip.
     
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