One frequently asked question is:
What size of hooks do I use with ‘X’ soft plastic?
The chart below will give you a rough guide to hook size in relation to lure length. Note, this is only a guide, some lures will work better with larger / smaller hooks but this will come with experimentation and experience.
|Soft Plastic Length||Hook Size|
|1 – 3 Inch||6, 4|
|3.5 – 4 Inch||2, 1, 1/0, 2/0|
|4.5 – 5 Inch||2/0, 3/0|
|5.5 – 6 Inch||3/0, 4/0|
|6.5 – 7 Inch||5/0, 6/0|
|7+ Inch||7/0, 8/0|
These sizes are applicable to weed less hooks, weed less jig heads and open point jig heads.
Not all manufacturers’ sizes are the same – there is some variation across the brands but this will give you a rough guide when selecting hooks to match your lures.