Bass Pro Shops Vertical Drop Hooks
Soft Swim Bait compatible -
I have been using these weighted hooks sucessfullyy w the new Strike King "Shadalicious" swim bait. The 5.0 is perfect for the 4.5" version and stays rigged even in pretty heavy cover. The combination is ez to rig, casts beautifully and runs true. A killer bait!
I wish the hooks were a bit sharper...they are not as good as my favorites... Gamakatsu EWG's... and require a little honing to meet that standard. A bit sharper to score a "5 Star" rating, but still a very good value.
September 6, 2008
Good, But Not Great
This is a decent weighted hook, but I purchased the 1/8 oz. 3/0 before the more recent smaller weights were available, like on the Mustad Ultra Points (their weight moves along the shank).
These latter hooks have a smaller profile (especially for heavier weights) and make for a more streamlined presentation. I would not go back to the vertical drop hook.
January 28, 2011
After using these hooks I really like them. They are perfect for smaller swimbaits such as the Zoom swimmin super fluke, Yamamoto swimin senko, and the Big Bite Baits Cane Thumper. I've had great hookup percentage with them and they hold the bait perfectly without altering the action.
February 22, 2013
Great Deeper Water
I like these hooks. Alot of people use them for swimbaits, but I like them for worm fishing.They are great to send a worm straight down on a deep drop off or a deep water area that is holding fish. I like to drag it along the bottom slowly as well and usually get plenty of action.
March 30, 2010