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Old 01-21-2014, 10:17 AM   #1 (permalink)
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What are the strongest hooks or jigs available for tiny jigs (less than 1/32th ounce)? I have hooked into some monster rainbows in Wyoming (24-28 inch, 7+lb) that bend my hooks straight. I usually fish tiny (1/80th – 1/32th ounce) jigs on 4lb or 6lb line. I have tried bigger stronger jigs (1/8th – 3/16th ounce) but the fish routinely deny the bigger baits and heavier line. When hooked these rainbows instantly go buck wild and freight train away bending my hooks. I have my drag set light to prevent the hooks from bending but these fish are so powerful and fast it doesn’t always work.

It doesn’t matter if I have to pour my own or if I can buy them finished already. What the strongest micro hooks or jigs available?

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What are the strongest hooks or jigs available for tiny jigs (less than 1/32th ounce)? I have hooked into some monster rainbows in Wyoming (24-28 inch, 7+lb) that bend my hooks straight. I usually fish tiny (1/80th – 1/32th ounce) jigs on 4lb or 6lb line. I have tried bigger stronger jigs (1/8th – 3/16th ounce) but the fish routinely deny the bigger baits and heavier line. When hooked these rainbows instantly go buck wild and freight train away bending my hooks. I have my drag set light to prevent the hooks from bending but these fish are so powerful and fast it doesn’t always work.

It doesn’t matter if I have to pour my own or if I can buy them finished already. What the strongest micro hooks or jigs available?
I know Clam Maggot Drop Jigs have some stout hooks in them, the lightest I've seen is 1/16th and 1/32th though.

http://clamoutdoors.com/ice_fishing/...ggot-drop.html
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Thanks for the tip. Unfortunately there is not a real good way to compare the tensile strengths of different hooks or jigs. I have found a couple guys online that make custom micro steelhead jigs for big salmon and steelheads. I'm going to order some and give them a try. I figure if the micro jigs are custom made to catch 10+ lb steelhead and salmon in a river then they are probably going to be able to hold a 8lb rainbow in the lake if i do my part.
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Mustad 32833BLN jig hooks are the best micro jig hooks I'm aware of, and I spent many years using micro jigs extensively. Smallest size I am aware of is a bit large, #10. Still, they give you piece of mind.
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Mustad 32833BLN jig hooks are the best micro jig hooks I'm aware of, and I spent many years using micro jigs extensively. Smallest size I am aware of is a bit large, #10. Still, they give you piece of mind.
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I can pour heads down to 1/64th oz. on that hook in a size 10. I would never worry about that hook breaking.



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