I’m using 3/0 hooks for bass because I’ve been told that is what I should use. I’m curious why we use such large hooks?
I’m pretty new to fishing, so please forgive me if this is a stupid question lol.
But I was curious why not use a smaller hook? Like wouldn’t a 1/0 work just as well?
Also, does a larger hook make it harder for the fish to get off?
The 3/0 hook is used on certain techniques to make your plastic worm, creature or fluke weedless such as on a Texas or Carolina rig. The hook is run through the bait twice…once in the tip, so the line tie can be buried, then the point is run through again and Tex-posed to make the lure seem natural during the retrieve. A 1/0 hook may not have enough room between the point and shank to be able to pass through the bait and into the fish during a hook set.
Depends on what bait you're using. If you watch the pros even they use a #1 hook at times. I pour my own jigs si i can get what i want. Lite weigh small hook. I can pour lite weight with bigger hook. I can make 1/8 th oz head with 3/0 hook. Works good on bigger tubes when you don't need fast fall but need extra hook length.
I use a #6 circle hook, nose hook and flyline my plastics. Works well for me.
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