As most of you know there are multitude of hooks on the market today of different kinds and sizes. Each of them have a different use for different types of fish that you maybe after. so today we are going to take a look at five of the tried and true hook design that have been catching fish for a long time
This looks like a “J” when the hook is created by bending the point upwards. This is the most commonly hook used by all. It is the first hook that we used when we first started in fishing. A lot of fishermen say that it is the most enjoyable part of fishing when you get a solid hookup. The “J” hook is the most popular hook used by anglers, as it is the perfect hook for so many different fishing situations and species of fish.
Aptly named as it is designed to hold bait. With extra barbs found along the shank to secure your bait. It makes the difference between feeding and catching the fish you are after. The bait is just a “J” hook with extra barbs added to the shank. Most fishermen start out with style hook when they beginning using live bait.
You will want to use this type when the fish you are after have sharp teeth so that it if more difficult for your line to be cut and the lose of your fish. With the longer shank the hook will stick out farther in the fishes month making it easier to remove. Most fish will not swallow the entire hook making for less gut hooking and better catch and release.
To get a perfect picture of a short shank hook, think of the venerable salmon egg hook. This hook is used by a lot of trout fishermen as it allows for the hook to concelled by the bait. It is best used for soft-mouthed species to boot.
This hook was invented more than a 100 years ago by Australian commercial fishermen.
The circle hooks, name for their peculiar, tight-circular shape, came to southern California recreational tuna and billfish anglers in the early 1990′s. Since than they have become popular for many types of fishing situations and species. Circle hooks actually hook a greater percentage of fish because you do not set the hook but wait for the line to become tight and you just reel in your catch.
There you go, a little background on the most popular hooks in use today.
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