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Does the size of the hook matter?

 

I’m not a fan of finesse in terms of mounts, although a few times, trampling on my pride, I used them too, with very good results. I’m trying to explain why, if the fish feeds discreetly in the spring, I have to use small hooks, not small baits ?! Have you seen any carp pulling on the hook? I do not. Joke aside, I think the size of the hook has nothing to do with the size of the bait. We caught enough big fish with big hooks and small bait, just as we caught enough small fish with big hooks and big bait.

 

 What is the common denominator? The big hook

I don’t think it’s anything more frustrating in this world than waiting for a feature for hours or days, the hanger to move, the sensor to chirp, maybe follow the drill of life, and get the fish out of the hook. The first thought takes you to hook no. 6 that you used. If you had a hook that fit the mouth of the fish, surely the end was different. Or maybe not. What is certain is that we will never know the alleged outcome. What I am saying is that I prefer three features and three fish brought ashore to a larger number of features, perhaps due to a finer presentation, but with a high rate of misses caused by a small hook or the breaking of the thin scissors. 

 

Size of the bait

 I completely agree that fish have certain preferences regarding the size of the bait. It has often happened to me that the fish is capricious and only the 14 mm balls, let’s say, have yielded compared to the normal 20 mm boilies, which I currently use. However, I don’t think that the 14 mm ball should be matched with a hook number 6. The carp is interested in the bait, respectively in our boilies, a small one in this case. When that bait is of interest to the fish, it sucks it in its mouth, at which point – at least theoretically – it is too late to notice the hook and its size. 

I also didn’t notice any difference between the 15 or 25 lbs scissors. It is true that an ideal thread would be as supple as possible, it would be ideal to fish only in ponds with carp over 30 kg and it would also be ideal for each of us to catch at least one monster at each game. Moreover, I think that by using thicker scissors threads, 30-35 lbs, we get what with a 15 lbs thread we fail, a pretty good camouflage in the sense that that rigid and thick thread on the bottom of the water will be more quickly confused with a blade of grass or a branch of a tree.

 

Size of the bait

 

Let’s not forget the other aspect, that of the safety offered by the thickness of the wire. The fish tends to go, once stung, to the first obstacle that gets in their way, and not infrequently these obstacles, whether we are talking about stones, stumps, sills with shells or some simple old threads left in the water, have cut my line between the vortex and the hook. for each of us to catch at least one monster in each game.

 Moreover, I think that by using thicker shears, 30-35 lbs, we get what with a 15 lbs thread we fail, a pretty good camouflage in the sense that that rigid and thick thread on the bottom of the water will be more quickly confused with a blade of grass or a branch of a tree. Let’s not forget the other aspect, that of the safety offered by the thickness of the wire. The fish tends to go, once stung, to the first obstacle that gets in their way, and not infrequently these obstacles, whether we are talking about stones, stumps, sills with shells or some simple old threads left in the water, have cut my line between the vortex and the hook. for each of us to catch at least one monster in each game.

 

 Moreover, I think that by using thicker shears, 30-35 lbs, we get what with a 15 lbs thread we fail, a pretty good camouflage in the sense that that rigid and thick thread on the bottom of the water will be more quickly confused with a blade of grass or a branch of a tree. Let’s not forget the other aspect, that of the safety offered by the thickness of the wire. 

The fish tends to go, once stung, to the first obstacle that gets in its way, and not infrequently these obstacles, whether we are talking about stones, stumps, sills with shells or some simple old threads left in the water, have cut my line between the vortex and the hook. a pretty good camouflage in the sense that that stiff, thick thread on the bottom of the water will sooner be mistaken for a blade of grass or a branch of a tree. Let’s not forget the other aspect, that of the safety offered by the thickness of the wire. 

The fish tends to go, once stung, to the first obstacle that gets in its way, and not infrequently these obstacles, whether we are talking about stones, stumps, sills with shells or some simple old threads left in the water, have cut my line between the vortex and the hook. a pretty good camouflage in the sense that that stiff, thick thread on the bottom of the water will sooner be mistaken for a blade of grass or a branch of a tree. 

Let’s not forget the other aspect, that of the safety offered by the thickness of the wire. The fish tends to go, once stung, to the first obstacle that gets in its way, and not infrequently these obstacles, whether we are talking about stones, stumps, sills with shells or some simple old threads left in the water, have cut my line between the vortex and the hook. 

 

A STYLE OF FOUR SEASONS 

 Carps over 15 kg have a huge mouth. Fishing some time ago with a good friend at the end of February I experienced something that probably marked me. I was hooking number 4, and he was hooking number 1. After a while, he stung and brought ashore a beautiful 17 kg carp, and his huge hook was almost invisible in the corner of the fish’s huge mouth. That snapshot made me immediately change the hooks to larger ones. Do not understand my idea as a universally valid theory. It is my point of view regarding the style of fishing I practice. However, a few times, the small hooks and fine fittings made the difference. Or so I perceived. Maybe the location of that rod was better. Or maybe the moment I changed the mounts was closer to when the carp passed through the area.

 

I learned carp fishing using hooks no. 2 and 18mm ball, and 7-8 years ago that style worked in spring, summer and fall. I am convinced that it still works, but the fisherman must be convinced. Fish have no problem swallowing such an amount.