Hook Vari­a­tion

Saltwater Sportsman - - Top Shot -

Medero prefers a small J hook to counter the tuna’s ex­cep­tional vi­sion and for a deep hook-set. The risk is the leader chaf­ing, es­pe­cially with 30-pound flu­oro. We lost a few big tuna to that. While Medero is a mas­ter at catch­ing large black­fins, in­stead I pre­fer a 3/0 or 4/0 in-line cir­cle hook, based on bait size. My goal: a jaw-set, with the hook eye and the en­tire leader re­main­ing out­side the fish’s mouth, away from teeth and chaf­ing.

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