Roach Reflections Part 6 - Hooks for roach

PearTree

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Another trip down memory lane there Mark 👍

Reflo powerline for me too, my go to is 0.09 which is actually 0.10 when I've mic'd it up. The bigger sizes are further out, eg 0.10 is 0.12.

I've always tied my hooks by hand using a knot where the full length of line 'pulls through' it (figure 17 in Match Fishing Our Way by Ken Giles and Clive Smith). Ten turns is enough, and wet the knot before carefully pulling through.

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More good stuff Mark; keep it coming.

PS I use the same knot as above for spades.
 

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I prefer long shank round bend like the Tubertini serie 2 for most of my roach (and dace) fishing ... but have to agree that the drennan super carbon maggot is an excellent hook for maggot in smaller sizes. It's my go to for winter fishing, the points stay sharp all day even when bagging.
 

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Brilliant content as always Mark. Just wondering how you store your Hooklengths?
 

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Those old paper packets for me in a Daiwa hook wallet.

I do a lot of wading or standing in the edge of the river so it's easier to tuck a couple of packets of selected sizes in the top pocket of my bait apron rather than mess about with a 12" hook box.

I'm not a complete dinosaur, I'm planning on getting a 6" hook box for my pole fishing hook lengths. Eventually......
 

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Here's a shot of my Esi-Tie hooktier and the paper packets I use. I used to get the packets from KC Angling in Sutton, South London but that was a long time ago although I still have a very small stock of spares. When the yellow card gets worn out I replace it with new card. I store two hook lengths in each packet.
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Just came across this. Its a posh version of what I use.

I just cut a square out of a plastic folder and staple 6 or 10 of the waxy paper packets inside, put a sticky label on the outside, job done 👍
 

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Here's a shot of my Esi-Tie hooktier and the paper packets I use. I used to get the packets from KC Angling in Sutton, South London but that was a long time ago although I still have a very small stock of spares. When the yellow card gets worn out I replace it with new card. I store two hook lengths in each packet.
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The above Is my hook tying device It is not the origanal as that one got damaged and i had a friend knock this one up for me simple enough device but very effective In tying hooks, i dont tend to tie anything less than a 22 and then only rarely 18s and twenties are mainly used these days.The Hooktier was purchased from Andy Barker possibly late seventies really good tool .
 

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I tie by hand but I don’t tie it that way. 🤔. It’s only the tag end that I pull through the loop and cut clean. When I know I’m going to fish caster in a session I’ll tie some round bend hooks up a couple of days prior. The whippings get a coat of lacquer to make them nice and smooth so they push into the casters easily.
 
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