Choosing the right bass hook for Texas rigging worms and flipping/pitching baits can be a confusing process when you consider the endless varieties of hook styles, not to mention thousands of different plastics. Gerald Swindle simplifies the process by carrying two common hook types – the EWG (extreme wide gap) and straight shank flipping hook varieties.
His biggest consideration for hook style relates to the bulk of the plastic – bulkier bodied baits require more hook gap for solid hooksets…EWGs get the nod here. Slim-bodied worms don’t occupy a lot of
Once you land on the right hook style, hook size becomes the next decision. Common sense dictates the longer the bait, the bigger the hook and vice versa.