Rip Tide.....and all this time I thought it was an original tie
...I do tie it on a normal shank length hook (because that is what I have) and I don't do the epoxy head but it is essentually the same. I have never tried it on that big of a hook but I guess I will now. I use it in sweet water too. I have also always tied it as a sinker with bead chain or lead eyes. I have used mono eyes in sweet water with little or no current. ....I tried it on the ML last winter on speckled trout with marginal success. My craft fur shrimp worked well however. I luv that salt. I just gotta move down.