the hook pulls thread has raised a few questions in the aul brain....
so..i'm not a newbie and have fished for years but basically
when the kama B611 came out yrs ago i really got on with it
and pretty much used it exclusively for years, strong reliable and tidy,
the only time i deviated form this was small carping where I used Kama animals
(they were pretty much the only thing out at the time)
so after a 10yr hiatus I returned to fishing a few yrs ago and the choices are endless now,
I use a variety now but am unsure of a few element to hooks,
so theres the waffle, heres the things I'm on about.
what difference does shank length make...i like short shanks, are longer ones more stable, as in they sit straighter?
I have always had it in my head from the very first fishing i have ever done
to mask as much of the hook as possible and thats why i rather short shanks
are turned in points simply to provide better angle for hook holds, id imagine straight points have a better hook up ratio?
any other pro's and con's?
what about colour, logic says that bronze hooks would be more discreet than shiny silver,
maybe the flash attracts fish, maybe they dont see it underwater at all? any ideas
lastly, bend shape...crystal or round, pro's and con's
i have my own ideas on all these elements but whats yours?
I'd like to get down to the nitty gritty of why we choose X hook for X method using X bait,
I think some of these things are blind faith to a degree,
e.g. someone says a certain hook is brill and you go try it...next time you go out
you sack up and then thats it, the hook is brilliant, but sure on the day you could have sacked up on a bent pin!
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