F1 hook length?

Angling Times (UK) - - TIPS & TACTICS -

HOW long should my hook­length be for catch­ing F1s on the pole?

Alan Kirk, Southamp­ton

IN SUM­MER, F1s are famed for com­ing off bot­tom when you’re loose­feed­ing, so a longer hook­link will give you more chance of catch­ing on the drop. Typ­i­cally, a 12ins link will be long enough to do this, pro­vided that you fish with a strung-out shot­ting pat­tern.

In shal­low wa­ter though (up to 12ins) a much shorter link is needed (as lit­tle as 4ins) and the same ap­plies when fish­ing very shal­low and you need to put the hook­bait among the loose­feed.

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