Gamakatsu Worm EWG Hooks - Weedless
Casting soft plastics into heavy cover and structure is one of the most exciting ways to fish - big bites explode out of nowhere as fish crush baits bumping over logs and through grass. However, all that fun is cut short as you watch your plastic and a chunk of your line get ripped off by the underwater jungle. It's part of the game, but there's nothing more frustrating than losing a perfect bait to a stick that grabs harder than any fish.
The heartache is far less likely with Gamakatsu Worm EWG hooks. This ingeniously designed fishing hook lets your plastics glide through thick cover with reduced snagging. The offset shank acts like a keel to keep baits tracking straight, while the extra wide gap gives solid hook sets when you get hit. Fish are more likely to be pinned solid once they're in the mouth with the EWG design.
Gamakatsu built the EWG for unweighted worm fishing, but its weedless magic makes it deadly for any soft plastic application. Rigging plastics for bream, whiting and flathead in the estuaries and creeks is where these hooks excel. Use them for wacky rigging plastics up shallow for bass or thread a whole prawn on for barra. Anywhere you want to thoroughly fish structure and cover with confidence, tie on an EWG. You'll lose less gear in the snags and put more fish in the boat when those reaction bites occur in heavy structure.
Features and Specifications
- Brand: Gamakatsu
- Models: EWG sizes 4 through 1/0 standard wire, 2/0 and up Superline heavier wire
- Finish: Black nickel plating
- Chemically sharpened points
- The offset shank lifts the eye off the bottom
- Extra wide gap for solid hooksets, even on subtle bites
- Weedless Hook Style
Pcs in packets:
- Sizes 1,2,4 = 6pcs
- Sizes 2/0,3/0 = 5pcs
- Sizes 4/0, 5/0 = 4pcs
- Sizes 6/0 = 3pcs
Note: The price shown is for one packet of Gamakatsu EWG hooks. Price will vary depending on the model you choose to purchase.
Are the Gamakatsu Worm EWG Hooks suitable for saltwater fishing?
Yes, the EWG design will handle saltwater species like bream, whiting, flathead and estuary perch just fine. However, like any hook, they should be rinsed after use, often when fishing saltwater, to prevent corrosion or otherwise replaced.
What is the benefit of a chemically sharpened hook?
Chemical sharpening results in an incredibly sharp needle point penetrating bait and tissue much easier than a mechanically sharpened hook. The sharpness also holds longer over time and multiple fish compared to a mechanically sharpened hook.
What types of lures will the Gamakatsu EWG hook work well with?
The EWG hook is ideal for rigging a wide variety of soft plastic lures in a weedless style. It works great with soft plastic frogs, grubs, paddle tails, shads, swimbaits, craws, and flick baits. Just about any soft plastic lure profile can be rigged weedless with the EWG hook for fishing heavy cover and structure with fewer snags. The weedless design allows anglers to thoroughly fish these lures in places that would cause frustrating snags with standard jig heads.
Buy Gamakatsu Worm EWG Hooks Online
Ready to unlock the full potential of your favourite soft plastic lures? Arm yourself with Gamakatsu EWG hooks and fish like never before in heavy snag-filled structure. Lose less tackle to sticks and put more fish in the boat! Order a packet here at the fishing tackle shop.