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SeaTurtle
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 16, 2010 8:50 am Reply with quote Back to top

Gents,

Trying to find a decent hook that I can use for general rigs (2 hook flappers) using ragworm.

I always used Nordic Bends but had a few open on me recently on school bass so I'm beginning to lose confidence.

I was thinking either the samller size Viking / Uptide pattern (in size 1) or a short shank aberdeen (I don't like the full length aberdeen.

Looking for something that'll hook the little 'uns but give me a chance with the big 'uns !

Any other suggestions.

Cheers
Dave
 
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 16, 2010 1:31 pm Reply with quote Back to top

small circle hooks dave winking tronix do a good one big grin
 
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 16, 2010 2:12 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Is this a wind-up cuckoo ?

Do those things actually work ?

Dave
 
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 16, 2010 2:37 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Yes mate there great for small species , ask bassmanrob , they do exactly what they say on the tin , and lip hook 99 % of fish winking allowing bigger fish to be lip hooked as well big grin big grin
 
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 16, 2010 2:42 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Cheers mate - I'll see what Poingdestres have in stock tomorrow !

I hoping this wind may have brought a few bass (weed / toilet roll etc.) in to Hamble for tomorrow !

Cheers,

Dave
 
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 17, 2010 8:33 am Reply with quote Back to top

i usually use kamasan B940's in size 2 for most of my clean beach fishing. i've had everything on them. flounder, strap congers, dabs, codling, whiting, coalies, a gurnard, a 6lb painted ray, doggies and countless Bass including my personal best of 8lb 8oz.

at a recent comp i used the same hooks in size 1 and had a thornback ray aound the 5/6lb mark, a doggie and a 9lb-2oz huss on them.
any hook that can drag a thornie or huss over kelp and rocks and get reused is strong enough for me.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 19, 2010 2:30 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Cheers redmouse

Went for the size 1 Mustad uptide / viking in the end (and caught 2 Smutt pups on 'em) but will pick up a pack of B940's next time i'm in the tackle shop.

Cheers,

Dave
 
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 19, 2010 3:00 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I've been experimenting a lot recently with circle hooks (sakuma size 1s) as I read about them being good for bream. They are indeed very good for hook ups and do work well, I haven't deep hooked anything on them yet. Only down side is they are trickier to thread worms than 'J' hooks but it's still possible. Am now trying them on other scratching rigs as I don't like deep-hooking schoolies.

Can't fault kamasan B940's as redmouse says, they are a great hook which I use a lot. I've had smoothhounds on size 2 and size 4 of this pattern!

How come you don't like long shanked hooks for worm baits? I find them ideal and makes unhooking easier.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 19, 2010 3:04 pm Reply with quote Back to top

The only (semi) long shank I like is the Nordic Bend - but it's just too flimsy for day to day dangling for anything other than flounders.

I don't know why I don't like long shanks - I think it's related to my carp fishing - they just don't look right and I can't see how they're effective hookers !

Dave
 
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 19, 2010 3:07 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Kamasan do a short shank B940 though so I might have to give them a bash.

Cheers,

Dave
 
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 19, 2010 3:09 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Has anyone tried hair rigs on the beach ?

Dave
 
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