Urban Prey Best Hook Sizes

By May 22, 2020Accessories

Urban Prey Best Hook Sizes

As we mentioned in the previous blog post, all Urban Prey Lures are designed around the same slim body. When choosing a hook for your lures always consider the action of the lure, and that inserting a solid steel wire will change the action or prevent it altogether.

Here are our recommendations for hook sizes and type for each Urban Prey lure.

The Hooks

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Freestyle Jigheads are made using Gamakatsu Jig 29 and Jig 22 hooks. We recommend the Jig 29 for these slim micro lures. It is short which maximises lure action and it has a wide gape for optimal hooking potential. On occasions where you notice you are receiving a lot of bites at the back of the lure, switch to a Jig 22. The shank is longer and the hook point reaches further towards the rear of the lure.

When Bottom Jigging or fishing the JIKA, we recommend using Gamakatsu Worm hooks. The best hook size for our lures is a Worm 330 #1 and Worm 325 #6. These hooks have a wide eye for maximum movement on the jig. They can also help when fishing in weedy areas.

Bait Assembly

Urban Prey lures are ribbed. Below is a guide for both the Jig 29 / Worm 325 & 330 for which size hook to use and which number “rib” to release the hook point from. (counted from the front)

Jig 29

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HOG 70 – JIG 29 #2 – Rib number 11
HOG 55 – JIG 29 #4 – Rib number 6

CURL 65 – JIG 29 #2 – Rib number 4
CURL 55 – JIG 29 #4 – Rib number 8

SLUG 73 – JIG 29 #2 – Rib number 3
SLUG 37 – JIG 29 #4 – Rib number 6

Worm 325 & 330

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HOG 70 – WORM 330 #1 – Rib number 1
HOG 55 – WORM 325 #6 – Rib number 3

CURL 65 – WORM 330 #1 – Rib number 4
CURL 55 – WORM 325 #6 – Rib number 6

SLUG 73 – WORM 330 #1 – Rib number 12
SLUG 37 – WORM 325 #6 – Rib number 7

Jig 22

Available in size # 2 this it the long shank jig hook for moving the hook point further back in your lure.

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