Hook Lengths ?

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Dave

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Here's a question that often gets asked "How long a hook length?"

Personally on fast rivers anything up to 3ft when using a feeder, slow rivers 2ft, stillwaters depending on time of year and bite quality: Roach and finiky feeding fish between 6-12inch, bream up to 2ft, Carp again depending on time of year - longer in summer months and shorter in winter.

On float rigs normally I use 12inch on all.

Then again on pole with delicate setups where I might want a shot near the hook, I would use 6inch

How long are yours.....?



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again depending on time of year - longer in summer months and shorter in winter..
How long are yours....?
i have same problem accrding to missus

tight lines.
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Good one and as you say Dave it's a question that gets asked alot.

I tend to work to the following :

All Pole work for Carp
No Hooklength always fish straight through.

All None Carp pole work
All Hooklength's pretied at home to 5" on winders.

Carp Method Feeder work
Hooklengths from 2" upto 6" depending on venue and how the fish want it.

Carp GripMesh/Cage Feeder work
Hooklengths from 6" to about 4ft depending on venue and how the fish want it.

Straight Ledger Carp work
Hooklengths from 6" to 6ft dependent on time of year and features.

Bream & Roach Feeder Work
Hooklengths from 1ft upto around 4ft depending on how it goes.

Cant realy comment on Rivers as i dont get on them much now a days.



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ray

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hummm, apart from the time of year, there are quite a few factors that decide the h/length.

conditions, species, venue etc.

as a rough guide, the following.

pole rigs...6"
waggler (stillwater)...12"
stick/wag (river)...6"
feeder/bomb...3ft

the only one of the above that i very rarely change is stick/wag on a river but again it depends on a few things that can only be taken into once you actually start fishing.

the only thing i would add is "if it dont work....change it"






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on the stick float
i only use one if
i am fishing near snags
on pole 6"
carp rigs never


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for feeder work, up to 3ft Method, feeder 4/5 inches, Stick on Bayer 1.l lb bs i use 3ft this will give you about 8inches of stretch to allow for a little mistake over 1.1 -18 inches i tie all my hooks at home &used to put them in those little white hook pkts but now use the drennen,hook spools easier &no tangles when taking hook off I tie a small swivel on hook length first .I Put 10 hooks on each spool got 8 spools so that's 80 hooks tied at any time from 1.1 TO 12LBS.HOOK LENGTH type of line ,Iv'e Used the the high tech double strength type of line;s for year;s ie Ultima do good double strength series of line.Iv'e beeen using Riverge Gran Max Flouro Carbon for my carp fishing for years now.[;)]

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