3 Reasons to Drop Shot With Straight Shank Hooks

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The two primary hook options for Texas rig drop-shotting bass are offset or straight shank hooks. Both hook styles are effective but bass pro Jacob Wheeler presents some compelling reasons why he chooses a straight shank whenever he can get away with it.

Wheeler’s primary reasons relate to enhanced lure action, straighter rigging for a more natural look, and superior hooking percentages; finesse-style straight shank hooks deliver all of these attributes so long as they’re properly tied up. Jacob discusses each in detail, which makes us take a critical look at our hook choice when Texas rigging is the best drop shot rigging method for the conditions.