I first saw "assist hooks" on "butterfly jigs" packaged with labels written in Japanese. I've since seen jigs with assist hooks mentioned lots of places and even used offshore. But, I've never looked into the assist hook thing. I have some questions you guys can probably answer: 1. Do you think assist hooks yield more or better hookups? 2. What's the idea behind them? Is it that some fish hit a tail hooked jig from the side or front end and escape the tail hook? 3. Are assist hooks supposed to improve the action/look of the jig on its descent or to slow its descent? 4. Does a jig with hooks which dangle a few inches from the jig cast better because of better aerodynamics when they fold back on the fly? Or, maybe that doesn't matter because most assist hooked jigs are for yo-yoing and not casting. Thanks for your thoughts.