In what situation would you not use a hooklength and fish the same line straight through to the hook?
HARVEY MARTINS, EMAIL
A hooklink of a finer diameter line will always get you more bites but obviously it creates a weak link, not good when fishing for big fish with large baits. In that situation, binning the hooklink and fishing one strength of line all the way through to the hook will give you the maximum chance of landing these specimens successfully. Match anglers fishing commercial fishery margins often fish what’s called ‘straight through’ to eliminate this weak link. However, if you are after smaller fish, especially on clear-water venues, a hooklength will catch you a lot more fish.