Rigging Methods for the Hogy Epoxy Jig
Method 1: Single Treble Hook
I often choose to opt for a small treble hook on the smaller size Hogy Epoxy Jigs (3/8 -5/8oz). A size 4 VMC treble hook is the best size hook for jigs these size. Often I find myself using a treble hook when light tackle bottom fishing, say for black sea bass and scup. Also when fishing smaller/lighter jigs for false albacore and striped bass. One thing I’m always aware of is crimping down the barbs on my treble hooks to minimize the damage done to any fish I catch.
Method 2: Inline Single Hook
I focus on rigging with an inline single hook when I’m rigging the larger size Hogy Epoxy Jigs. What I love about the inlice single is that it can be used for both vertical jigging and casting. The beauty of an inline single hook on a larger jig is that it minimizes the chances of gill hooking a fish, this is due to the larger surface area of a bigger jig. The jig is larger enough were you can use it as a handle when de hooking a fish boat side, and an inline hook in general is much easier to handle oppose to a treble. It’s all around just a simple and easy way to rig!
Method 3: Bucktail Teaser
Method 4: Assist Hook
The cool thing about vertical jigging Hogy Epoxy Jigs is that they are light weight relative to their size. This gives you the ability to jig in very shallow water, and also to finicky tuna and striped bass in deeper water due to natural fluttering presentation. When tying to a jig rigged with an assist hook, make sure to have your line connection going to the smaller solid ring at the end of the assist hook.