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A guide I plan to be fishing with shortly recomended this pattern.  And I plan to tie up a dozen or so, as soon as the hooks I've ordered come in.

Does anybody know what the advantage of this style of hook is for a Clouser Minnow?

Thanks.

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Re: What is the advantage of this style of hook for a Clouser Minnow?
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2014, 03:54:59 PM »
Isn't that a jig hook?

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Re: What is the advantage of this style of hook for a Clouser Minnow?
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2014, 04:29:04 PM »
Isn't that a jig hook?

Correct.  60 degree bend jig hook.

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Re: What is the advantage of this style of hook for a Clouser Minnow?
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2014, 04:54:01 PM »
Puck do you know the answer? ;D

I was thinking if the Clouser was dredged on the bottom then the leader would be less likely to get nicked up from shell. Ah, just a thought.

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Re: What is the advantage of this style of hook for a Clouser Minnow?
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2014, 05:43:13 PM »
I would think the relocation of the pivot point ( eye ) would give it a different action. Especially needed in deep pools. The clouser was designed to imitate a minnow in a school, more or less. Shallow running and swimming.

In some of the rocky rivers, the pools of water are narrow and deep. Your rod will nearly reach acorss.  You will be jigging in a sense.

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Re: What is the advantage of this style of hook for a Clouser Minnow?
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2014, 05:36:51 AM »
OK, jigging and change of angle of attack.  I'll start tying clouser minnows when I get the hooks in.

I've order 100 each of size 4, 6, and 8.  All of these were in freshwater style hook, bronzed, not stainless.

This leaves me with about 75 extra of each size.  Does anybody want to make a trade for some of these hooks?

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Re: What is the advantage of this style of hook for a Clouser Minnow?
« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2014, 01:26:32 PM »
A lead eye might be an interesting alteration.