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Over the last few years I have found myself gravitating towards EWG worm hooks when fishing soft plastics, texas rigged. But I don't really know if it is better. I have found that I can rig the worm straighter, hence giving the worm a more natural look. I have heard someone say that an EWG hook gives more room for the worm to move out of the way of the hook set. I am curious of other people's opinion. Is it more of a visual appeal for the fisherman to use an EWG hook, or does it actually make a difference fishing?

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I use the EWG almost exclusively. Like you said, it makes the plastic look more natural and I personally think it has better action. I have heard some people that think the straight shank has a better hook up percentage, but I don't seem to have that problem. Like everything in fishing, it comes down to what you have confidence in.

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I use both hook styles. I greatly prefer EWG style for senkos, sluggos,lizards, and floating worms. I want a j style hook for pitching or flipping creature baits and traditional plastic worms. Since the move north, I find myself using a LOT more skirted jigs and various jig heads than I do any style of hook.

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I usually use Tiemco 8089's in size 10-6 for my worms.

Oh wait, you weren't talking about tying your own here were you?

There's a fine line between fishing and sitting there looking stupid.

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I have started using EWG worm hooks about 5 years ago and think I Get a better hook set. Lately though I've gone to a light wire EWG which seems to be better and I haven't noticed any problem with hook strength. But I have to say the messler Eagle Claw hook was the best worm hook I ever used and if they would start making them again I would go back to them.

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I've completely moved away from Eagle Claw hooks. The last pack I bought rusted up really bad, while older hooks I had still weren't rusted. A rusted hook is nothing but bad news.

So Flytyer, do you use worm flies for bass fishing? I've used san juans for trout, and I figured they would work for bass too, but they seem way too small for bass. But I really just don't know, since I don't hardly every fly fish. Which I am hoping to change in the coming years.

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So Flytyer, do you use worm flies for bass fishing? I've used san juans for trout, and I figured they would work for bass too, but they seem way too small for bass. But I really just don't know, since I don't hardly every fly fish. Which I am hoping to change in the coming years.

Yes. I've tied zonker strips and twisted yarn to hooks to make bass sized worms. For the "bullet sinker" I use a cone head type bead on the front of the hook.

Here's a good worm for fly bassin.

There's a fine line between fishing and sitting there looking stupid.

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