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PostPosted: Sat Mar 14, 2009 8:14 am 
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Okay, maybe some of you have had this happen and might could help a brother out....

I have been fishing shakey heads for some time now but I have trouble setting the hook in the fish 50-60 percent of the time if not more. I fish it on a medium spinning rod with 8lb flouro. I use the shakey head brand of jig heads because of the longer hooks. (Usually with finese style worms)

I fished a small tx on watereee Friday and lost a couple hundred dollars because the hook pulled out on 2 big bass as if it were not even hooked. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 14, 2009 1:11 pm 
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I have been using the Picasso shakey heads and hardly ever miss or lose a fish on them. I use a baitcast rig with 12 lb fluro.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 14, 2009 2:55 pm 
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I would guess that your rod selection is the problem. Med. action to me is usually too wimpy to really get the hook thru the plastic then bury the hook in the boney mouth of the fish. Personally I would use a med. heavy rod, 6'6" to 7 ft. up the line to 10/12. Look for a rod that can handle lure weights from 1/4 oz. to 1 oz. or better it should give you a fast tip section but enough backbone to set the hook because it is made to handle the heavier lures. JMHO :mrgreen:


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May help if you used an extra wide gap SH rig, come buy the shop & I'll show you a few options..

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2009 4:56 am 
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use light braided line with a flouro leader. the stretch is whats messing you up. i went through the same thing 2yrs ago. lost tons of fish including a 8 or 9lber until i went to 10lb powerpro. i dont even use a leader i just tie straight to the braid now. doesnt seem to bother them, even at keowee

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what kind of worm your throwing it might be to thick fore the hook to get threw to the fishes mouth


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2009 5:39 pm 
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I always use 10 pound power pro with my shaky heads too. Its amazing how much better you can feel and cast with it. I use an 8 pound fluorocarbon leader always though. I have found that it is actually much easier to set the hook with the traditional style shaky head where you slide the top of the worm up the hook. I seem to miss a lot more fish with the spring kind. I have a lot better luck with a sweeping type hook set where you reel as fast as you can once the fish loads the rod until he is hooked. Hope this helps.


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