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Old 22-01-2019, 03:45 AM
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hi again ,
sorry dumb question here, can someone help me with the size of assist hooks i need to purchase to suit a whiting surface lure,(bass day sugar pen.)
thank you paul
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Old 22-01-2019, 08:07 PM
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hi again ,
sorry dumb question here, can someone help me with the size of assist hooks i need to purchase to suit a whiting surface lure,(bass day sugar pen.)
thank you paul
This link claims to have the perfect size for Bassday Sugar Pen - the site is blocked on my work computer - so I can check it out later

https://isofishinglifestyle.com.au/c...t-hook-size-10

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Old 23-01-2019, 01:23 AM
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Hook sizing

I have always had problems with a standard sizing, as I find manufacturers vary. The hooks Larry linked are Atomics and the blurb says "size 10" ?
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For my whiting lures in the past, I have used the Ecogear ZX spares, but the pack doesn't list a hook size. In the pic below the top two are ZX, the purple ones from a BM member who sells on ebay ($9 for 10 posted) and the bottom set is from Oceans Legacy, which are listed as #6. They are all the same size.
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I actually prefer the #4 from Oceans Legacy for my whiting now (no pic sorry, run out), smaller and seems to get better hookups. This brand also include UV threads..and a far superior build quality.
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The purple ones you can get from Crabcrusher (BM name), also sells a slightly bigger set for bream, on ebay, here:
https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/zx-style...rdt=true&rt=nc
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Old 23-01-2019, 01:57 AM
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Nice one Mark - and that point you make about different sizing is well worth making - it doesnt take much weight to turn a floater into a suspender and a suspender into a sinker.

If the rings are too big or the hooks too heavy - it may change the action of the lure - so its worth keeping an eye on how the lure performs with new hardware
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Old 23-01-2019, 06:04 AM
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jury is out for me on assists,so far there aint much if any benefit
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Old 23-01-2019, 06:28 AM
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thanks so much for the reply
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Old 24-01-2019, 03:22 PM
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jury is out for me on assists,so far there aint much if any benefit
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When I've used em, I've been frustrated with the hooks tangling with the line & didn't really find any noticeable difference in hook up rate or the number of fish dropped.
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Old 23-01-2019, 11:26 PM
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hi again ,
sorry dumb question here, can someone help me with the size of assist hooks i need to purchase to suit a whiting surface lure,(bass day sugar pen.)
thank you paul
I use the ready made Decoy DJ54 Dancing Jack assist hooks for whiting. I use them on the atomic pop 50 and the sugapens . Use the size small (S) the smaller size (SS) are just too tiny and don't hang on to the fish. They are super sharp and hardly ever lose a fish once hooked up.
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Old 24-01-2019, 03:35 AM
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hi there and thank you for the information,as luck would have it i went to the fishing shop they recommended exactly as the good dr. has suggested.cant wait to give them a try.
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Old 25-02-2019, 01:25 AM
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Heres those simple knots I was talking about

https://www.facebook.com/top10fishin...5963674642630/
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Old 27-02-2019, 07:14 AM
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assist hook-size

I found using forceps as a makeshift fly tying vice to be quite handy in the fiddly task of tying small assists


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I was just doing a Google search on assist hooks and came across BM forum and read what people think about assist hooks,while a number forum users on various sites use them and some that don't.
Now decided to leave the lures as they are and not waste time and effort trying to work out which assist hooks suite a particular lure.

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