HOW LONG A HOOKLENGTH?
THE actual length you make a hooklength after tying a hook is crucial. Sometimes you’ll need a very short hooklength for a bolt effect, such as when tucking a hookbait into an inline type of feeder.
You’ll need fairly short hooklengths on the pole too, so you can place bulk or dropper shots on top of the hooklength connection as a close indicator.
Longer hooklengths come into play when you want to keep the bait away from the bomb or feeder and to give the hookbait a slower fall, for example when fishing an open end feeder. 3ins long: Method and pellet feeder for F1s 4ins long: Method and pellet feeder for carp 6ins long: Pole fishing 12ins long: Bomb fishing for carp, waggler fishing 20ins to 30ins long: Open end feeder fishing