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VMC Neko Wacky Hook
Made specifically for one of the deadliest finesse techniques in tournament bass fishing, the VMC® Neko Wacky Hook makes quick work of constructing a Neko Rig. If this is news to you, think wacky rig with one end of the bait weighted and the hook skin-hooked inline with the worm body, well toward the other end. Stealthy and simple, the system resembles a head-down feeding minnow, with a straight-down drop following the cast, or any movement of the rod tip. The VMC Neko Wacky Hook is perfect for this presentation, with its flattened wide-gap design that makes skin-hooking and O-ringing easy; its resin closed eye and longer shank provide perfect wacky action. Forged for maximum strength; offset point helps you drive the barb home with authority.
Made specifically for Neko finesse rigging
Flattened wide-gap design for easy skin-hooking
Allows perfect placement of an O-ring
Resin closed eye
Longer shank provides perfect wacky action
Forged for maximum strength
Web ID: 180585
Rated 5 out of
Excellent for Neko RigsWhen I first saw the Neko hook I thought that it was simply a marketing gimmick. However, after seeing the hooks up close in the store I realized that VMC created the perfect hook for Neko rig fishing. The barbed hook is offset 3 degrees for better hook ups. The wide hook gap allows the hook to double as a wacky style hook. The size of the hook gap fits a wacky rigged Senko worm perfectly, so you are not locked into one style of rig when you get out on the water. If you are not familiar with Neko rigs, I suggest that you Google: “Neko Rig”.
I ended up purchasing the size 1 VMC Nico hook. I have my VMC Neko hook rigged with 8 pound fluorocarbon line straight to the hook. I have been using the 1/16 oz. VMC Half Moon Wacky weight as well. The other day I went to my favorite pond and I caught 13 bass in less than one hour using the Neko rig with a Zoom Z3 Swamp Crawler (MM III color). Almost every hookup was through the top of bass’s mouth and I rarely lost any of my plastic lures. As I mentioned, it also works extremely well with a wacky style Senko worm. The package comes with six hooks and I have put one hook on my line and that one hook has remained on my line ever since. I have caught over 20 bass in each of my last two outings with the Neko rig.