Fishing Gears: Hook

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Let’s talk about one of the main fishing gears?

The most important component of a float rod is a hook. It consists of a trickle with a head, a heap and a sting with a beard.

Hooks differ not only in size, but also in shape, in particular, by the length of the thread. The head is made in the form of a ring or a shoulder blade. The number of the hook corresponds to its width, that is, the distance from the end of the stomach to the tongue in millimeters.

When choosing a hook, consider the proportionality of its size with the weight of the fish that can become a prey. It is foolhardy to use large hooks (№6; №7 and more) where small fish usually catch up – from 50 to 100 g. The big fish for some reason does not show interest to the nozzle, and small in fright sows from too big hook. In addition, often a similar hook is attached to a thick fishing line. Use the easiest tackle – as much as possible thin forest and the smallest hook.


Regardless of the shape of the crochet, the sting can be parallel to the trowel, can be folded inward or disconnected from the thread. Hooks with a sharp divergence of the sting from the trickle well clamp the fish, but hold fickle, which leads to frequent staircases of fish.

As a rule, for catching fish with fleshy mouths, in which the hook stuck firmly, one should prefer hooks with a slightly thrown stroke. The same hooks are used in the winter during low rolling. For catching fish with a dry mouth, such as pike perch, bream, especially when fishing in the stream, it is better to take hooks, whose sting is directed parallel to the tufts.

Hooks have a different length of thread. Hooks with a long thread are called “moths”; previously used them for winter fishing.

The same hooks are often used for fishing without catch on bottom fishing rods. In these conditions, they are better at catching fish, because if the hook is completely in the mouth of the fish, then the effort that runs along the sting of the hook with the same thrust force will be the largest in that having a long flutter.

Hooks with a long trowel are wise to use for cutting: they are not so deeply swallowed with fish, and it is easier to remove it from the hook without damage. However, hooks with a long trowel are poorly masked by the nozzle, and when avoiding cautious fish they should be avoided. Therefore, when flying active methods on most nozzles it is better to use hooks with a length of twist equal to its double width. And when catching on such nozzles as bread, dough, cheese, porridge, it is wise to apply even truncated hooks with a length of flip, equal to half the width of the hook.

Very important for the appearance of the hook shape, length and sharpness of the sting. The shape of the sting must be conical. Its length should be 3.5-4.5 of the diameter of the wire from which the hook is made. The acuity of the sting is best defined on the nail, placing it perpendicularly and moving the hook with a light stroke.

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