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Hooks, What are you using?

Post  Jim on Tue May 19, 2009 1:49 pm

Hey people,
I've used all sorts of hook patterns, types, makes and so forth, over the years, but I've sort of lost my way a bit. What do you guys suggest is the best hook (make, pattern, etc.) around at the moment? I'd appreciate any advice or suggestions, on this topic - even from wrongenuk!!! Laughing
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Re: Hooks, What are you using?

Post  Rich on Tue May 19, 2009 3:15 pm

Korda Curves or Korda Long Shank X

I was a big Gardner Mugga user until the Korda Curve came out.
The Korda is teflon coated so it doesn't reflect light and is ALOT sharper.

I think the curved hook has faster and better hooking potential. If not I use the long shanks
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Re: Hooks, What are you using?

Post  Admin on Tue May 19, 2009 3:25 pm

Jim wrote:Hey people,
I've used all sorts of hook patterns, types, makes and so forth, over the years, but I've sort of lost my way a bit. What do you guys suggest is the best hook (make, pattern, etc.) around at the moment? I'd appreciate any advice or suggestions, on this topic - even from wrongenuk!!! Laughing

Wrongenuk has a view on everything ! lol! He would have commented anyway Jim so dont encourage him ! lol!

Anyway for me I love CarpRus hooks. Sharpest hooks Ive ever used. Nice dark black colour. I use the Nailer shortshank pattern which has great hooking capabilities and Ive never lost a fish since switching to them.

Anyway I look forward to wrongenuks response ripping my hooks apart ! lol!

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You can lead a horse to water but you cant make it shave lol

Post  Wrongenuk on Wed May 20, 2009 8:57 pm

Admin wrote:
Jim wrote:Hey people,
I've used all sorts of hook patterns, types, makes and so forth, over the years, but I've sort of lost my way a bit. What do you guys suggest is the best hook (make, pattern, etc.) around at the moment? I'd appreciate any advice or suggestions, on this topic - even from wrongenuk!!! Laughing

Wrongenuk has a view on everything ! lol! He would have commented anyway Jim so dont encourage him ! lol!

Anyway for me I love CarpRus hooks. Sharpest hooks Ive ever used. Nice dark black colour. I use the Nailer shortshank pattern which has great hooking capabilities and Ive never lost a fish since switching to them.

Anyway I look forward to wrongenuks response ripping my hooks apart ! lol!

Thanks Jim im Honored that you ask Little ole me for an opinion lol....
My answer to your question is in 2 parts......First ive found an inch & 3/4 size 4 nail bent with a set of pliers always does the trick for me...or a MASSIVE left hook from know where normaly sorts them out good and proper lmao....

But on a serious note Mr Admin....there is nothing wrong with the good old nailer hook 100% quality in my opinion i also use the longshank nailers..and the same as Mr Rich on the other hooks from Korda
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Re: Hooks, What are you using?

Post  nickb on Wed May 20, 2009 11:49 pm

nailers.... love em!!!! Cool
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Re: Hooks, What are you using?

Post  Big Ron on Thu May 21, 2009 12:29 pm

Hi Jim ....I think a lot depends where you are fishing and what you are fishing for ( size of Carp ) .

As I fish abroad a lot and the fish out there have much bigger mouths ...I tend to use a much bigger hook's than the size 10s I used to use over here years ago.

I also look at the thickness of the wire the hook is made up from, as when fishing the big inland seas or wild rivers abroad, I dont want one that will straighten or break. Very Happy
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Re: Hooks, What are you using?

Post  Jim on Fri May 22, 2009 5:01 pm

Thanks very much, everyone. I shall go for the bent nail, I think! lol! But seriously, I shall take a look at your suggestions, and see what I like the look of!
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Re: Hooks, What are you using?

Post  opus on Fri May 22, 2009 8:31 pm

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all the way for me!...
C-1 strong as hell and check out the barb close up!... this hook I use a lot with all material and mono
C-3 for pop-ups
C-8 for open water and blow back rigs or 360 for short range work as it is a fine wire hook.
I have never found a faulty hook in a packet yet!...
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Post  Andy Dommett on Fri May 29, 2009 11:05 pm

Light refraction through water glistening off a hook point in 4' of murky water and if your worried a black marker pen !!!!!!! Super specs or muggas cover most angling situations don,t over complicate what does'nt need to be. R u out to catch a fish or 3 or your self!!!!!!! think about it.

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Re: Hooks, What are you using?

Post  Munchy on Wed Jun 03, 2009 9:26 pm

fox armas for me,

nice and sharp for a long time.
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Re: Hooks, What are you using?

Post  lloydy on Sat Jun 06, 2009 1:56 pm

Hi Jim,

Personally you cant beat the Fox Arma Point Hooks. They are teflon caoted and very sharp and come in a variety of shapes.

My favorite is the size 8 ssc fished using a blow back rig. nails them every time. give it a try.

They are about £4 a pack 10 hooks so they are not cheap but in this world you do pay for what you get!

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