11mm pellets - Hook size?

Maverick

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Been using some 11mm pellets to a size 10 QM1 banded hook over the last couple of days. The carp are loving them but I'm having a lot of fish pull off mid water, something I rarely suffer with when using 8mm pellets.

It may be I need a longer hair or are 11mm pellets better suited to say a number 8 hook?
 
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ukzero1

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I would step up a hook size just out of curiosity. If it does the same, then make the hair slightly longer. Or change the hook for another make/model.
 
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Been using some 11mm pellets to a size 10 QM1 banded hook over the last couple of days. The carp are loving them but I'm having a lot of fish pull off mid water, something I rarely suffer with when using 8mm pellets.

It may be I need a longer hair or are 11mm pellets better suited to say a number 8 hook?
. are you fishing pellet wag or bomb & pellet??
 

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i find a 12mm robin red works ok on a pre-tied size 12 QM1 bait band hooklength, so however long that hair is :)
 

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A lot of places round here above size 10 hooks are banned.
 

jimbo1946

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Trouble is ,different makers hook sizes vary so much.Korum's 16's are like Drennan 12's.Shame the trade can't standardise them like the do with threads on banksticks etc.
 

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Shorten the Hooklength, or if you can use the guru elasticated bombs , that’s what I do, a size 10 qm1 is perfect
 

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Funny size 11mm, you'd have thought it would be a standardised 10mm. Have used that big occasionally for barbel generally with a size 12.
 

solwood

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Wonder why that is makes no sense to me

That said rarely do I use more than a 10 !
 
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