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Rigging Plastics?

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Hey guys, just wondering how you rig some of the bigger plastics? I know jigs are the most common, but a lot of the super senkos and worms I have don't need the extra weight. Does anyone texas rig em? What hooks do you use? Any other options? I was thinking rigging them up like a Killer Eel, with two single hooks, 7 or 8/0s. Any other ideas?

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What size/kind of hooks are those? The packages I bought didn't have any included in them.

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Hiya -

Lunker City, the company that makes Slug-gos, also makes an 8/0 offset worm hook that's perfect for Texas-rigging big plastics. Might have to get them from their HSOforum, but a pack of 5 is about $4.50 or so. They also make 7/0, 9/0 and 10/0 weighted straight-shank hooks which work pretty well too.

I bet with big swimbaits being so popular with bass guys these days you could also find some hooks there that would work - 6/0 or 7/0 Falcon swimbait hooks, or the big Diachiis.

Personally, I use a single hook with big plastic baits like lizards, etc. Fish either head hunt them, or eat the whole thing....

Cheers,

Rob Kimm

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