The Jig Is Up

my question is how do you thread a jig hook into a plastic lure so the hook tip comes out of the lure sufficiently away from the jig head. i can’t seem to be able to get the hook into the lure without it coming out close to the lure head….

The easiest way to do this is to thread the hook all the way through until the body is up the hook as far as it will go. Leave the hook point inside the body. Now, you will have the body of the lure bending around the hook. Back the hook shank just far enough to run the end out of the body right at the hook bend, and allow the point to protrude. Now you have the body of the lure perfectly straight, with the hook coming out of the body right at the bend. The only other thing you need to watch is to be sure you hasve the hook point coming out straight along the mid-line of the lures body. Otherwise, your lure will swim crooked, and look funny. And, if your lure has a hump-backed look to it, just back the hook point out a bit further, and run it back out. It takes a little practice, but once you get the hang of it, your lures will swim perfectly.

Happy fishing.

Daniel Eggertsen
Dan Eggertsen is a fellow saltwater fishing enthusiast to the point of obsession. :) He's been providing solid advice on saltwater fishing since 2004.

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