Hooklength or not?
WHEN would you not use a hooklength and instead fish straight through?
Andrew Wilkinson, Bridlington
USING a hooklink of a finer diameter line will always get you more bites but creates a weak link, which is hazardous when fishing for big carp, tench and chub. Fishing one strength of line all the way through will give you the maximum chance of landing these specimens.
Match anglers fishing margins on commercials often fish what’s called ‘straight through’ to eliminate this weak link.