Hooks come in single, double and triple, are classified by size,
shape and material. Each part of the hook has its own name. There
is also an additional classification of hooks on the purpose for
example: ukleechnye, carp, etc.
Mainly the hook is the distance between the tip and the forearm.
According to Russian classification, the width of the hook, expressed
in millimeters, is called the number. In most countries remained
the numbering of the biggest (N 10 / 0) to the smallest (N 32).
The classification system ranges from 1 largest to 32 smallest.
For reference - the hook number 16 has a width of approximately
3mm, and the number 10-5mm. About because the width of the hooks
of one number varies from suppliers, and vary considerably.
The most common form of hooks have their own names. The most popular
form is known as "Kirby", then there is a form of "crystal"
and hooks up with a round bend and straight tip. Each form has a
standard length of the hook shank, the producers found empirically.
But besides the hooks with a standard length shank made special
hooks with extended forearm to catch fish with a small mouth on
a relatively long nozzle, such as a ruff on the worm.
Ring has the advantage that the line was always correctly positioned
on the hook. Correct - this means that the yield of fishing line
from the node is part of the bend. Hooks with ringlet indispensable
when using the thick woods Monofilament, braided cords and metal
Spatula is good in all cases, when not used hard Monofilament fishing
line diameter to 0.16 mm. Therefore, while catching a peaceful fish
weighing up to 3 kg is preferable to use the hooks with a spatula.
There are hooks without rings and without a spatula, and a few small
incisions in the upper part of the forearm. Such hooks are well
kept on the fishing line, no thicker than 0.1 mm. They are comfortable
at catching the worm. Part of the worm moves on the line and nozzle
looks like a living thing.
Aberdeen - Light wire long shank hook, perfect for Panfish,
Crappie and light biting Walleyes
Bait Holder - one of the most popular live bait hook styles
with the additional barbs on the shank holds the bait
Circle - excellent choice release anglers and live bait
Egg type - designed hooks with a turned up eye and offset
bend, so the hook rides upward along with the placement of a barb
on the shank which holds the bait
Octopus hooks - extra gap and rounded shape for rigging
Rotating - automatically turns hooks when a fish bites on
Treble hooks - Treble fishing hooks are a single eye of
three hooks fused together with three shanks evenly spaced used
on spoons and lures
Weedless - hooks with light wire wrapped on the shank formed
Offset - hooks are used for fishing soft plastic's lures
straight or curved
Most hooks have a bend in one plane, but there are hooks with a
bend in the second, the lateral plane. At the same time can be curved
tip, forehead and back of the hook. Frequently bend "neck"
was found on hooks with a short forearm. I believe that the limb
hook in a second plane no advantages in terms of zatsepistosti,
but the strength of the hook down.
Below the tip, usually on the inside of the hook, knurled, which
was called beard. It is designed to hold bait and prevent a descent
undercut fish. Also there is a hook, which is a small beard on the
Such hooks are in the form of tees have proven very good. There
are hooks without barbs, which are designed for fast catching relatively
small fish. Why small? And just because that big fast are not caught
(except for tuna).
All the hooks without barbs sting should be filled up inside, even
if the tip or edge. It is necessary that the nozzle does not dumped
off the hook when handling accessories. The main purpose of such
models - sport fishing.
Color hook for many anglers is essential. Believes that the approach
should not from the standpoint of color, but in terms of protecting
the stability of the wire material from the water. Most often to
protect the material used nickel plating. It can be bright or blackened.
The most stable, but expensive - covering technical gold. Rarely,
but it is used and the tin plating (usually hooks for sea fishing).
Color hook determined by the color of the coating. The only color
that creates a special lacquered - red (a moth), but the varnish
is not more than one fishing. Also noticed that the patent hooks
less durable, since their production for some reason, use soft wire.
Material for the manufacture of hooks are alloyed and unalloyed
carbon steel. For doping of high-quality steel hooks often used
vanadium, which is indicated on the packaging.
With regard to special hooks that I mentioned ukleechnye and carp.
Separately identifiable hooks for fly fishing flies and streamers.
Almost all of them are semi-circular bend, often savvy. Dislocated
ring inward to the axis of twine strictly coincided with the axis
of the hook.
Hooks with a standard forearm used for breeding of flies and nymphs.
For some models of streamers and nymphs used elongated forearm.
Such hooks can be used successfully in the float snap during catching
Hooks for protection from corrosion is covered with various metals,
including such as nickel, chromium, gold, etc, resulting in changing
their color. In recent years, have found wide application cover
fishhooks different color inks resistant to destruction and enamels,
which are intended designers should encourage the fish to bite more
There are anti-corrosion coating, white color - it hooks plated
or nickel plated, yellow - anodised, brown - lacquered, dark brown
- oxidized, black or dark blue - burnished.
Coating does not affect the strength of the hooks, but sometimes
it weakens their poignancy: a thick coating makes smudges on the
underside of the tip. When they removed the sting exposed and begins
The question is very complex, but solvable. The difficulty is that
manufacturers can make to order the hooks of different materials.
This applies primarily to Chinese and Korean manufacturers.
Because the producers themselves do not sell hooks under their
own trademark, it becomes possible, firstly, in the same package
pack up the hooks from various manufacturers, and, secondly, the
same hooks are packaged in different packaging. The samples I have
kept the hooks, made at the same factory in Japan, but bought from
three Japanese, two French and four Italian firms under their trademarks.
Therefore, when choosing hooks label should not prevail over reason.
A good hook properly seasoned and pressure or squeezing the sting
of elastically back into place. Hooks made of soft low-quality wire
is bent fairly easily, but it is very good, if you suddenly need
to hook the smaller size.
Do it comfortably through kortsanga (medical clip). Often enough
seasoned tees put on a spinner while fishing in a very zakoryazhennyh
places. In the case of "dead" toe hook can straighten
out during the slow tension fishing line and bait to save it. Some
manufacturers have special set of spinners baits such tees.
Perekalennye and brittle proprietary hooks practically do not occur,
but if that happens, the hook on a fishing trip can be released
by a match flame, heating the metal until the dark blue color.
It is important that the hook was thin, with neat little beard,
a sting proper taper, no roughness on the surface. And most importantly
- a good hook "holds" sharpening tip. The store is to
check before buying is hardly possible, because this would require
a break original packaging.
And only after being caught on a fishing trip about a hundred fish
will be judged on true as the hook. Typically, after being caught
40-50 fish of any size hook with poor tip is clearly less sharp.
It feels good when spitted moth. "Run down" hook begins
to tear the delicate nozzle, rather than puncturing it. As a rule,
"edit" this hook does not help.
I have a policy: if the hook blunt - it should be discarded and
a new tie. And if packing hooks, I spend a few fishing, then go
to them and the road. And next time I buy more hooks. But if you
hook me like me after the first fishing, then on Monday created
a seasonal stock.
How to hook the summer? From my own experience I know that more
than 50 pieces of one type of navigation is not used ever. And it
is given after the hooks and breaks, and just losses. Do not skimp
on hooks! You can save the bait, on floats, but never - on hooks.
By storing the hooks should be treated seriously. The worst method
of storage is that the hooks are stuck into the foam and put in
a box. Better to keep them in their original packaging. The best
way to store is that the hooks dispersed on the offices in the special
Even if the unexpected happens and the magnetic box falls into
water, it is enough to open, shake out the water and dry without
removing the hooks. The hooks are so well kept a magnet, even turning
the box does not lead to their loss.
There are many configurations of hooks. They are also divided into
structurally made with one, two and three stings. Some manufacturers
produce an anchor, with four hooks soldered together with stings,
separated from each other at an angle of 90 degrees. The figure
offers some best-known types of fishing hooks of various forms.
The use of fish hooks of a species is highly dependent on the applied
for fishing tips. For example: the worm is more convenient to stick
on a hook with a long forearm, it can accommodate a large attachment
and it is more zatsepist. Hooks with a short forearm is less alarming
the fish, if Zatsepistost kryuchkov.nih skewer vegetable packing,
The figure on the left you can compare zatsepistost hooks with
a long forearm and short hooks. Line segment inside the circle at
the left hook, which characterizes the element zatsepistosti, clearly
superior to the same setting the hook, located on the figure on
Fish hooks without barbs, produced by foreign firms, while not
widely used by domestic fishermen. They are sharp, zatsepisty with
them easy to remove the fish, but with nasadkoy.Kryuchki with barbs
on the forearm.
Original hooks with one or two barbs in the forearm are popular
among fans of carp. They are well kept, any attachment, they are
strong, as produced from the wire diameter increased. In addition,
they have increased zatsepistostyu when fish bite.
A large portion of sticky situations on a fishing trip, one way
or another, to be associated with the incorrect choice or poor quality
fish hooks. All gatherings of the fish directly or indirectly concern
them. In any case, the fishermen as commonly believed.
Fishing practically no minor things like some comfort depends on
the process itself and by others - the result of fishing. Undoubtedly
the size, shape and quality of the hooks directly affect angler
catch. Therefore this is not particularly active season is good
to try to orient properly in the vast variety of hooks and issues
of their choice.
Early must stipulate that there will be discussed first for hooks
for fishing floats and part of the feeder. To cover the whole variety
of types and sizes of hooks, it is hardly possible. The majority
of fishermen in the choice of hook for the upcoming fishing rely
on their experience. But often in pursuit of capturing large copy
some of them use a larger hook than the required conditions of fishing.
In my opinion this situation has had since the time when to obtain
decent and quality hooks, it was practically impossible. Therefore,
it is taken with what is offered international trade. Today the
situation has undoubtedly changed, at least partially the problem
with the quality of the hooks is still complicated. The market has
enough variety of hooks, but how to orient this whole variety of
series numbers for what bait, shape, strength, sharpness, etc.
First to start with numbering. Today's so-called. international
classification or proper scale is large enough Redditch conditions,
since there are no hard numbers depending on the hook and its size.
That's why hooks from one number one manufacturer may differ from
those of another. This can cause errors and misunderstandings from
which fisherman to suffer afterwards. In the fishing float is used
most often small enough hooks - to No 10-12, and rarely larger.
The choice is determined by the fact that fish are caught on float,
in its majority is small or moderate, while catches of trophy fish
using another technique and method. In addition, the fishing float
using thin fibers and large size hooks would disharmonizirat unlike,
for example, bottom fishing, where the line is more obvious, and
are harvested in large fish.
Modern fishing pole allows use of very small hooks - to No 20,
even smaller, thanks to the bands that effectively mitigates laboriously
fish. Naturally, these small hooks should be of high quality. Even
greater should be the requirements of fishermen athletes where there
is no coincidence rule: if you have two trips to the fish during
removal, the hook must be replaced. In general, fish can always
detach and due to other reasons, but no doubt there is always a
hook that regard. If you unpack any package hooks you almost always
found in it with hooks or some other variations - some of them are
minor, others allow for adjustment, and others have signed a definitive
verdict for disposal. The ratio of quality hooks and targets
large packs cheaper hooks may be that the purchase of hooks
known producers, albeit more expensive, often is it that the deal
is more profitable in the first option. Most commonly found defects
following: irregular shape, short or very long counter, bad sharpening,
deep, and also insufficiently complete ear, poor coverage, presence
of edges that can cut the fiber. Pleased to meet and often faulty
Let's try to look at each flaw individually. Irregular shape of
the hook can easily be corrected with suitable pliers or even your
hands. Pretty athletes believe that even the limited modification
of form leads to a change in the number of trips and hook shape
depending on the conditions of fishing. Naturally, in this prezakalenata
hook breaks, but better to be broke in the hand than in the extraction
of fish. However, it still changes the shape of a hook as a rule
is not necessary. More appropriate to simply select the hook with
the desired shape. The length and severity of the counter are interrelated
qualities. The long counter is generally more severe, but more rapidly
iztapyava and insufficient hardening of the steel blade often zakrivyava
into the process of fishing. This reduces performance, although
we can always sharpened. Passing counter prevents sharpening. I
really do not bend, even under very unfired hooks. The downside
is another - because of the increased angle between the transition
point-counter, when fishing with a similar hook requires more force
for penetration into the tissues of fish. This leads to a sharper
detection, increasing the likelihood of detachment or tear in the
use of thin fibers. Poor sharpening in most cases be corrected by
dozatochvane except where we have a short counter. But while this
is an additional waste of time but also destroys the protective
coating on the hook. For quality hooks only treatment that is permissible
is small passage with a little grain sandpaper followed by polishing.
Sharp hooks or elaboration should be the nail in the scratch test,
without sliding. Such a hook can easily fine Thread as bait verdevas,
for example, without the risk of damaging it. Contra the hook must
be moderate and not too bent. Otherwise, require more force sensing,
and more delicate species damaged bait. Moreover, the deep hook
counter weakening itself.
- trips are no more, and the bait looks more natural. Moreover,
cue allowed and fishing with hooks without barbs at all at the expense
of the bands who picks one hundred percent all strains of fish,
without releasing the line, if, of course, the mere fisherman does
not allow mistakes in the extraction. Incidentally fishing abroad
hooks with barbs of individual ponds is strictly prohibited, so
as not to traumatized fish and it goes back into the water without
serious injury. The quality of coverage has no significant influence
on the hook, but can speak generally about the quality of the device
itself. It must be even, smooth and corrosion resistant. While hooks
are rarely reusable and long lasting in wetting their fishing was
in the box or filing with occasions coverage should make it possible
to keep the rust. However, drying is essential.
An interesting question is how color affects the hook of picking?
Judging by the experience of competitors fishermen, he practically
has no effect, but when fishing for large fish is better to choose
one color on the hook, which coincides with the bait, or to choose
a neutral - brown. Quality and hard cover (such as nickel or chrome)
allows storage of the sharpness of the hook. One of the most common
defects in the blade hooks or ear. There are two defects: edges
remaining after the formation of billets, or with ear hooks - enough
fully bent ear. And in both cases is obtained cutting the twine.
In this sense it is more appropriate use of hooks with a spatula.
True, and they have additional limitations that more attention and
precision is easily removed. It's about quality of knots. In principle,
each defect can be seen even at the time of purchase of hooks.
This is not, however, the issue of hardening. Most often insufficient
to hit hardened hooks than prezakaleni. And both these things is
bad. Optimum can be considered that hardening in which the dissolution
of the blade is equal to 90 degrees, and then breaks. In this case
I think the hook indicates the maximum carrying capacity. Insufficient
hardening manufacturers often compensate by increasing the thickness
of the substrate. Sometimes there are situations, such as frequent
jokes when you can mount unfired hook - if the reason is strong,
the hook detaches as dissolves and for fishing should just return
the original form of the hook without a new tie. Excessive fishing
hook is not fit - it breaks the first decent load. But this is all
theory. In practice, buy a pack of hooks, which we liked, and if
everything is okay and they have passed our home and practical test
fishing, going to procure additional quantity.
There are a lot of things,Types and Rules that you must remember especially
if you are Serious Angler when handling hooks & fishing equipment.
Fishing can be fun if you do it more safely. Fishing hooks can
be very dangerous for anglers,not for Fish Only, if not handled
properly.One of tlie key things must to remember when handling fishing
shape hooks is that you should always handle them by the shank of
the hook.If you do not handle the hook by the hookshank, you risk
the chance of getting the point of the hook caught in your hand,
someone else or some other part of the body, Clothing or equipment.
WHEN REMOVING HOOKS
When removing a fishing hook from a Catch fish you landed (depending
on the situation), try holding it upsidedown, It will Stressless
and struggle less,and there will be less chance of you getting hooked
by the struggling fish, especially on large fish & large hooks.
Hook removal from
human body or fish should be painless and quick.
Safety bait hook - A Friendlier Hook!
Angler "Bill Shelton" from California has designed an unusual
and apparently very effective self releasing patent-design bait
fishing hook. To which the leader attaches, the barbless hook has
an eye on the out-side of the bend with plastic sleeve holds the
leader and hook shank together. To un-hook a gut-hooked trout, to
release fish pull first on the tag fishing line to ease the sleeve
off the fishing hook. Pulling on the main line then rotates the
hook forward, allowing it to come free,is done, hook is out.
where to find: www.sheltonproducts.com