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    Default Hook recommendation

    I'm finally running out of my stock of korum seamless eyed hooks. So what I'm after is a size 8ish hook that has a large eye for knotless knot with either a straight eye or an out turned eye so the curve of the hook is not too aggressive. I'm using 8lb mono for hook length and I'm mainly fishing at night so the tackle is belt and braces. Not bothered either way on barbed or barbless and I'm after big chub with a chance of barbel. Main bait will be a 10mm pellet paste wrapped on a band.

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    Kammasan b611 x strong wide gape, micro barb or barbless

    Kammasan b560 wide gape swept point micro barb

    These are perfect for big chub & barbel and in fact I use both in size 12 for big roach

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    I've been using these for more years than I like to admit....

    Super Specialist Micro Barbed | Drennan Latest

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    Quote Originally Posted by thames mudlarker View Post
    Kammasan b611 x strong wide gape, micro barb or barbless

    Kammasan b560 wide gape swept point micro barb

    These are perfect for big chub & barbel and in fact I use both in size 12 for big roach

    Aren't both of those spade ends or are they available as eyed?

    ---------- Post added at 20:52 ---------- Previous post was at 20:49 ----------

    I would recommend Korum Expert Power micro barbed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tigger View Post
    I've been using these for more years than I like to admit....

    Super Specialist Micro Barbed | Drennan Latest
    Totally agree, a very good all round hook indeed,

    Nowadays I tend to use and tie spade end light to medium wire gauge wide gape hooks especially if using bread and bread obviously being a top chub bait

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    Not cheap, but if you're going belt & braces these are pretty bullet-proof.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thames mudlarker View Post
    Totally agree, a very good all round hook indeed,

    Nowadays I tend to use and tie spade end light to medium wire gauge wide gape hooks especially if using bread and bread obviously being a top chub bait
    I nearly always use spade end hooks for my float fishing but I often use eyed hooks when legering with thicker/heavier line.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thecrow View Post
    Aren't both of those spade ends or are they available as eyed?

    ---------- Post added at 20:52 ---------- Previous post was at 20:49 ----------

    I would recommend Korum Expert Power micro barbed.
    Yes mate they are spade end hooks but are still very easy to tie and incorporating a hair if need be, basically if using the hair you'd tie the hair loop first and then actually use this as yer tag end when tying a simple snell knot onto the spade, the hair looped tag end would be passed back through the main loop that was first created at the start of the knot and pulled neatly together with a bit of spit.

    I can't get video link up but there is two very good YouTube footage on how to tie spade end using the snell knot, once watched the knot is so very easy,
    I tie a lot of me size 12's for me big roach fishing by hand it's that easy

    I personally prefer spades now because I actually do think it provides better presentation especially on light lines.

    If looking for eyed hooks though as tigger has mentioned above that drennans super specialist hooks take some beating,

    There's a lot of quality carp hook patterns out there like Korda, Nash, fox, Rig marrole etc but I find although these are all brilliant hooks the gauge thickness is a bit on the thick side and I find that some can be a little heavy for general chub fishing,

    This is generally why I really like the kamasan b611 range because although their a light weight hook patern they are incredibly strong
    Last edited by thames mudlarker; 15-02-2017 at 20:17.

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    this the type of hook I'm looking for perhaps a bit bigger

    Guru Pellet Waggler Hooks - Bristol Angling Centre

    it does seem hooks of this shape tend to be carp tackle and they're quite expensive looking at the likes of korda, gardner and nash

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    Default Re: Hook recommendation

    Quote Originally Posted by jasonbean1 View Post
    this the type of hook I'm looking for perhaps a bit bigger

    Guru Pellet Waggler Hooks - Bristol Angling Centre

    it does seem hooks of this shape tend to be carp tackle and they're quite expensive looking at the likes of korda, gardner and nash
    If your after a stronger and slightly bigger hook that will remain sharp even over rocks and gravel then have a look at the smaller sizes of the Fox SSBP Teflon arma point hook.

    I sometimes use these when I'm barbelling and need a much stronger hook in a particularly snaggy swim; these will remain very sharp when used over sharp gravel and have a fairly wide gape (see pic) but if you are needing a finer hook for waggler fishing then you might be better off with the hooks that have already been suggested by the others.



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    Last edited by Keith M; 16-02-2017 at 16:29.
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