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Anybody use circle hooks on assist rigs? I've got to make some and looking at different hooks to use. We are mandated to use circle hooks for natural bait when fishing for reef fish. Just curious how circle hooks work on assist rigs.

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I have not tried them like that but it goes against the saying for circle hooks. crank not yank. The jig is constantly jumping up and down so I certainly won't be the one to try it out.
 

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i remember a while back on the deepjigging site where the guys used circle hooks on jigs and had great sucess.
 

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it goes completely against the concept of circle hooks. The technique with a circle hook is to reel tight with no violent moves such as setting the hook however with jigging the jig is being ripped through teh water column where a violent strike occurs.

It may be a worth while test in NC, I will tie some and try but I wouldnt think it would be very successful
 

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I've been using Super Mutu offset circle hooks on my hammered jigs since last summer. The result is more solid hookups (less losses) and the hooks are right in the mouth corners.

I have Mutu's on buttterfly jigs but since I use hammered jigs about 80% of the time, I haven't been able to determine if there's an advantage or not.
 
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