Hook to line diameter .

Tinca Steve

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Been talking with a friend about hooks and line diameters. Using a pattern like the 911 or similar types what would you say is the thinnest or thickest that you could use.
Say a twenty - 0.06 to what 0.20 ?
18 - 0.08 to 0.22 ?
Type of thing.
I know wire diameters come into it as for strenth but would / could you use a 22 with 0.20 say ?
 

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0.011 on a 20 spade. 0.013 on an 18 spade.
Would go thicker on an 18 or 20 eyed if using a hair. Depends on the hook and what diameter will pass through the eye twice
 

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Ok I'll try asking another way.
For a 16 B911 f1 spade end , what would be the thickest and thinnest lines would you use?
 

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Thickest = 0.11 Guru N - Guage. ( 3lb )

Thinnest = 0.09 Guru N - Guage pro (1.5lb )
 

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Ok I'll try asking another way.
For a 16 B911 f1 spade end , what would be the thickest and thinnest lines would you use?
0.15 - 0.10, above 0.14 use eyed (unless bait is expander or bread where I may use 0.15 depending on venue/species (such as crucians)) as would be expecting bigger fish and using bait (meat/corn/hard pellet/chickpea) that would mask eye and have little benefit of the slightly lower weight equivalent of a nats gonad that spade has over eyed.
That nats gonad can be detected by said crucians at times!
 

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I actually tie hooks up in 8lb line to size 2/0 spade end hooks for my special lob worm rigs.
What I'm trying to find out what is the heaviest line to hook size ratio for those of you that are catching carp to double figures.
 

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So what would you use to catch 6 to 8 lb tench using single maggot ? It would also be in a weedy water not a muddy commy.
 

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Every body will have different answers what works on different waters you ask for a formula only one ive heard is in my last post mate
 
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