Loosing fish - hook sharpness


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Apr 1, 2013
I change my hook when I have bumped to many fish or when it does not pierce the bait cleanly, I always use barbless hooks as I feel they give better penetration than even a micro barb, my go to pattern is Tubertini 808 but I sometimes use the Drennan maggot hooks in red or Tubertini 801's. If on the Pole fishing for silvers I think I would have a No4 solid elastic doubled over at the bung end as a bit of a safety measure or better still if the fish are in range I would reach for the whip and fish to hand