Hoss Helix Hooks VS. Football Jigheads [When To Use Each Hook Style]
Hoss Helix Hooks VS. Football Jigheads – when should you use either hook style?
These are two of the most common hook styles to use while inshore saltwater fishing.
But when are the best times to use one style over the other?
Find out all the answers below!!
Hoss Helix Hooks VS. Football Jigheads [VIDEO]
Rigging hooks have small twist-pins attached to the eye of the hook to help secure your lures to the hook.
The pin screws into your soft plastic lure and the hook gets buried in the body.
These hooks are belly weighted so the fall is more diagonal than straight up and down.
Jigheads typically have all the weight near the front of the hook shank paired with barbs to secure your lures.
The hook is fully exposed on open-faced jigheads and the weight is all the way at the nose of the lure.
This causes the lure to fall straight up and down instead of in a diagonal pattern.
So when should you use one over the other?
That all depends on the style of fishing you’re doing.
Most of the time, you should turn to the weedless weighted rigging hook.
The main reason is to avoid getting hung up in grass, rocks, or other invasive structure.
Something else to keep in mind is the weedless weighted hooks fall slower to the bottom than weighted jigheads.
If you are fishing on a super windy day, you’ll want to fish with the weighted jighead.
If you stick with a weedless weighted hook, the wind will grab your line and make your lure fall even slower.
It might not even reach down to the bottom where the fish are holding.
In this situation, jigheads will get down to the bottom faster with less resistance.
Pros & Cons
Hoss Helix Hooks are the ideal weedless presentation when fishing grasslines, oyster beds, or similar structure.
You’ll spend more time fishing and less time fighting snags.
Hoss Football Jigheads are best when there is little to no risk of getting hung up or you want to fish super close to structure.
Keep in mind, Hoss Football Jigheads fall faster.
If you are fishing close to a dock piling, this hook will land and fall fast to the bottom.
If you continue to fish with a Hoss Helix Hook in this situation, it will glide further away from the dock piling than you intended.
However, you will be able to cover more ground in less time using Hoss Helix Hooks.
If you’re trying to cover a ton of ground in shallow water areas, go with the Hoss Helix Hooks.
If you’re fishing tight to structure, rely on the Hoss Football Jigheads.
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