Bread flake, which type of hook, long/short shank ?

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Going to give bread fishing on the river a bash, never really bothered before, done punch fishing on stillwaters, but always seem to use maggot/caster/worm on the river. I have vowed to go with no other bait , just bread and liquidised bread for feed, and wondering which pattern of hook best, long or short shank, wide gape, inturned ? Fishing on the Thames, most likely to catch roach, dace on the float, will also have a bash at the Wandle where there is a chance of bigger fish- chub, barbel on the lead.
 

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I used to have great success using kamasan B911 for punch fishing and from all the great reports I’m currently reading about my local river stretches I’m probably going to be dusting them off again for this weekend if the rain doesn’t muck everything up.
 

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I used to have great success using kamasan B911 for punch fishing and from all the great reports I’m currently reading about my local river stretches I’m probably going to be dusting them off again for this weekend if the rain doesn’t muck everything up.
I'd love some rain, the Wandle fishes better (chalk stream) so a day after a downpour would be good as it will warm up as well. I thought a B911 would be a bit too fine , had issues with them lately opening up.
 

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My bigger hooks like a 10/12 tend to be B611 for lead/feeder work. My smaller hooks tend to be B511 on the float/pole. That said if I had to use only one type I'd probably use a B560 on a river.
 

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I use the Drennan Silverfish Pellet hooks to nylon for punch directly on the hook or Drennan Carp Match Push stops hooks to nylon if I‘m hair rigging punch bread. Both in sizes 18-14 for punch sizes 6-12mm.
 

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For some reason I do find punch better than flake for smaller fish. I love drennan silverfish hooks either the pellet or maggot patterns and I'll happily use either for punch, maggot, pellet or hemp. The shape isn't much of a factor it's more the maggot version is finer wire than the pellet version. I've probably often used the pellet version at times when I should have used the maggot version and although I don't think that's done any harm I'm going to think about which I use more next year to see if it makes any real difference. For flake I quite like the wide gape pellet version.
 

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Going to give bread fishing on the river a bash, never really bothered before, done punch fishing on stillwaters, but always seem to use maggot/caster/worm on the river. I have vowed to go with no other bait , just bread and liquidised bread for feed, and wondering which pattern of hook best, long or short shank, wide gape, inturned ? Fishing on the Thames, most likely to catch roach, dace on the float, will also have a bash at the Wandle where there is a chance of bigger fish- chub, barbel on the lead.
I'd use either the Kamasan B611 or Kamasan F1 B911.

On the cut B511 for Roach, F1 B911 Bream.

Chub - Gardner Insizer size 10
 

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for me i have never used long shank hooks in big sizes though for me i like to squeeze around the eye and so i dont think it makes any difference to be fair, but short shank wide gape for me as that is what i use anyway

frenzee 1624 or B911 in whatever size you want, i would prefer the 1624 for flake though but just personal
 

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14 B611 for me although I prefer large punches compared to flake. It's the flat crystal bend that makes it a good shape for me.
 

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Flake - No mucking about, either kamazan animal or a drennan super specialist.
Heavier gage hooks with a wider gape than can handle the inevitable chub - the heavier hook weight is offset by buoyancy of flake.
 

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983 Kamasan. These are a nice fine hook, with a wide gape but has a high carbon content so strong, or thats what the blur says. I like these for flake. Normal size are 12s for roach and 10s for chub. I think they are designed as a light carp hook, recommenced.
 
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