"The ultimate weighted hook for inshore anglers who target big fish in shallow water with soft plastic lures."
These weighted hooks were originally created to fit the Power Prawn USA lures so Salt Strong Members can have a very effective way to fish an extremely effective weedless shrimp lure that is weedless while also having a great hookup ratio.
Its unique shape enables the Power Prawn USA lures to skip well while also having the perfect glide in the water as it falls back to the bottom that mimics a real shrimp as it goes down to the bottom.
However, these rigging hooks have proven to work exceptionally well with other soft plastics too, so they quickly rose to be the #1 most trusted rigging hook for Insider Club staff and members.
If you're looking for a great weighted hook to fish your favorite soft plastic lures on, then look no further.
Here are some tips to help you pick out the right hooks for your needs:
Here's a quick list showing which lures pair with each hook size:
3/0 Hook Size Pairings
- Power Prawn USA Jr (3.5 inches long)
- Slam Series 2.0 paddletails (3.5 inches long)
- Slam Series Jerks (5 inches long)
- Slam Series Bombers (5 inches long)
Note: As you use lures on the bigger end of the range, it's essential to use a fast action rod with a strong backbone to be able to drive home hooksets... if using a Medium Light rod or a Moderate action rod, go with 4/0 sized hook for any lure over 4" long.
4/0 Hooks Size Pairings
- Power Prawn USA Original (4.3 inches)
- Slam Series Jerks (5 inches)
- Slam Series Bombers (5 inches)
Depth Coverage Ranges
When fishing the shallows, every 6 inches of depth coverage can be crucial to maximize your results. Here's a quick listing of the depth ranges that each of these weights will most effectively cover:
- 1/16th oz = 0.5 to 1.5 ft
- 1/8th oz = 1.0 to 2.5 ft
- 3/16th oz = 1.5 to 3.0 ft
Note: Please note that the lures like paddletails with water drag will ride slightly higher in the water column compared to streamlined lures like Power Prawns & Jerk Shads. The depth ranges above show a general average.
How does this hooks compare to Owner TwistLock hooks that we love?
These Hoss Helix hooks are similar to our beloved Owner TwistLocks, but they have a wider gap and a thinner wire hook to have a customized fit for finesse fishing with Power Prawn USA lures.
Long story short... if you plan to use Power Prawn USA lures, these Hoss Helix Hooks are a must have for each sized Power Prawns you will use.