Screen­ing sil­ver

Anglers Mail - - New Gear -

Sil­ver or nickel hooks are pop­u­lar for baits such as bread, es­pe­cially in punched form, where most of the hook is hid­den in­side the pel­let of bread any­way.

Some an­glers like this colour for hemp fish­ing, too, be­cause the white shoots of the seed com­bat any bright­ness. On the down­side, nickel hooks stand out alarm­ingly if you want to switch to us­ing tares on the hook, a dark bait that only needs to be nicked lightly, leav­ing most of the hook vis­i­ble.

I’m not over keen on sil­ver hooks, but I will use them when I want to cre­ate an at­tract­ing glint with baits such as worm and caster when fish­ing for perch. This works well when in­duc­ing move­ment into the bait, by twitch­ing it along the bot­tom, or con­tin­u­ously lift­ing the tackle and let­ting it fall through the wa­ter col­umn.

The only other baits that

I’ll con­sider us­ing with sil­ver hooks are white squatts and pinkies, bear­ing in mind that the size of hook is go­ing to be a very small 20 or 22.

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