Gang Hooks Simply Catch More Fish
For those of you who have never heard of the term "gang-hooks", its probably time for you to take a closer look. A set of gang hooks is fairly simple to tie yourself, or you can buy them, the choice is yours. Whats important is that you begin using them for all of your live bait fishing. A set of gang hooks is, by far, the most natural way to present a worm.
Gang hooks are simply two small hooks tied in tandem. Hooks that are probably much smaller than you may be accustomed to. I personally prefer size 10 hooks. My preference is 2 size 10 hooks tied on four pound test. And I catch BIG fish with a setup thats this size. I consistently catch Smallmouth Bass up and Rainbow Trout up to five or six pounds on gang hooks setups exactly that size.
The only downfall to a gang hook setup is that some state regulations dont allow them. So check your state regulations before fishing with gang hooks. I know from experience that in Montana and Pennsylvania gang hooks are perfectly legal. Check your local regulations before using them though, just to be safe.
So how do you get a hold of gang hooks? There are two ways. First you can do a little research on knots, and tie them yourself. His is obviously the most inexpensive way. Research the "Snell knot". The other way to get a hold of gang hooks is to just buy them. Go somewhere like JRWfishing and youll be good to go. My theory has always been, that you can make a hamburger yourself to save money or you can just go to McDonalds and pick one up. The choice is yours.
The bottom line is that if you begin employing gang hooks into your live bait fishing, youll simply catch more fish. The natural presentation that gang hooks provide cant be beat. The days of the "worm ball" and threading a worm onto a hook are gone the moment you begin using gang hooks. With gang hooks, you simply hook the head on the worm into the top hook, the hook the second hook into the worms body. Now your worm is rigged and looks exactly like it would if there were no hooks at all. Its a beautiful thing. Give gang hooks a shot, I promise that you wont be disappointed.
Trevor Kugler is co-founder of JRWfishing.com and an avid angler. He has more than 20 years experience fishing for all types of fish, and 15 years of business and internet experience. He currently raises his three year old daughter in the heart of trout fishing country.....Montana!
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