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    what are people choice for bigger fish like carp tench and the like ? I seen hooks with out turned and in turned eyes or just straight what are the advantages ? Mainly fish my baits on hair rigs .

    was using drennan specialist yesterday where never had a fault but had 4 hook pulls to carp where on the lake max hook is size 12 but the carp go upto 28lb

    Thanks in advance

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    A good question that will have numerous answers!

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    Good idea , even though all my rigs I tie from scratch as I can't use braid due to rules and found 9lb hooklink is needed they don't half hang in there !

    Just thought the drennan specialist is a fairly straight hook and maybe one with a curve shape may get hold into bottom lip better ?

    Could do with a sharpening file though .

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    Where did braid come into the conversation?

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    Have a look at the Guru range of hooks, been trying these this season, and I'm quiet impressed with them, their pellet waggler hook is very strong, sharp incurved point on them.

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    I was going to call into local tackle shop to try some different hooks


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    Specialist = Super Specialist ? If so a bit of an 'Old fashioned' 'True' size hook and smaller than many/most 'modern' patterns. A 12 in A.N.Other make could well be much bigger.

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    I'm sure was specialist but may be super I can't remember . Thing is with the eyes is it better to have that straight , turned out or inward for hair rigs ....

    The Korda size 12 looks a decent sturdy hook for carp in there 20's


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    I believe that hooks with inturned points are better for bolt type rigs but with set ups where you strike the hook home I prefer straight pointed hooks.

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    If I am using a bait like luncheonmeat, paste or sweetcorn with the hook buried inside it and where I like to have the hook point extruding from its side, or Im using caster with most of the hook buried inside it then I prefer to use a straight point together with a straight eye, but if I'm nicking the hook into the side of a bait or Im using a hair rig then I prefer an offset and inset point together with an inturned eye, I think that an exposed hook with an offset and inturned point is also better if I'm fishing over gravel too as it resists blunting a little more than a straight point does.

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