HOW do I choose the right hook ev­ery time?

Angling Times (UK) - - FRONT PAGE -

Peter Car­ley, West Brom

OF ALL the com­po­nents that make up a rig, the hook is the most im­por­tant.

If the hook is too light, it will bend out of shape or even snap. Too heavy, and the hookhold might not be per­fect and pre­sen­ta­tion while wait­ing for a bite will suf­fer.

There are many things to look for when choos­ing which hook to use, in­clud­ing tar­get species and size, and bait and method be­ing used. As a gen­eral rule, al­ways go for bar­b­less hooks (although check fish­ery rules).

Mo­ment of truth for any hook as a fish nears the net.

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