Help me to hook hemp properly
HOW do I hook hemp correctly?
Stuart Jarvis, Royston
IT LOOKS fiddly but is easy with the right tools. With a baiting needle or the wire stem of a pole float, punch a hole in the base of the grain of hemp (the flattened part where it was attached to the plant).
Feed the hook through this hole and out of the split in the grain, giving the hook a solid anchoring point to make sure that the grain stays on, even when you miss a bite.