Gamakatsu Hooks - Wire Guard Worm
Probably the best all around weedless hook
As like some of the other raters, I am a wacky rig fanatic. I have every brand of weedless hook commercially made. I have found these to be the most reliable. Yes, the thread eye can be a hassle, but I believe the smaller presentation along with its thinner profile helps in more bigger strikes. It is easier for the fish to take it all in without spitting. Use the Spiderwire 8 lb. Invisabraid. The 2 lb. diameter makes it easier to thread and knot. Shortening the wire guard also makes for a more quick trigger hook set. I have lost very few fish with this hook and would feel very insecure if I didn't have a few packs in my tackle box.
January 3, 2009
This is an anwesome hook for rigging senkos wacky style. The weedless guard allows you to cast into thick cover and trust that you won't get caught up. It doesn't catch weeds often, and it is pretty durable. If you get multiple big strikes on it, the weedless guard will get a little messed up, but you can just bend it back and it's good as new again. A good set will hook bass most of the time with this hook.
June 22, 2009
hook eye is too small
The eye of these hooks is too small. The two weedguard wires go through it, and there is very little room left for something like a split ring.
June 21, 2011
I have used these hooks for several years for "wacky" rigging Senkos. Generally use the 5/0 size, and they work really well. The design seems to have changed slightly - the weed guards used to extend past the barb, but the hooks I've bought more recently have shorter weed guards. When they are shorter you can just bend the wire down a little to make it extend past the barb. The weed guards eventually break, but otherwise this is my favorite hook for wacky rigging.
August 24, 2007