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Old 11-28-2009, 07:13 PM
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What size of hooks do you use when hitting the water?

I'm always using sizes 10 - 12, what about you?
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Old 12-02-2009, 03:22 AM
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I'm always aiming for the big catch so I'm always using big hooks although honestly, I often get small trouts.

What is the trick in getting big trouts? Does the size of the hook matter? Or could it be possible that any size of the hook could catch a big trout?
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Old 12-05-2009, 05:35 PM
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I also use 10-12 hooks. I think, Marky that the secret to catching the big fish and to catching fish every time lies in many different things. It has to do with how you're casting, how you're waiting, what you know about the fish. I approach it like hunting and every time I catch something.
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Old 12-07-2009, 02:22 AM
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I think that I mostly use size 12-14. Have you ever seen anyone use a size 6? I was just curious, because it seems so large to me.

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Old 12-07-2009, 09:21 AM
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I'm always aiming for the big catch so I'm always using big hooks although honestly, I often get small trouts.

What is the trick in getting big trouts? Does the size of the hook matter? Or could it be possible that any size of the hook could catch a big trout?
Bigger hooks don't mean a bigger catch, it means less chance in my opinion as you have to cover the hook with more bait which means the trout will probably pick at it rather than gobble it whole.

Use a smaller hook, let them put it all in their mouth and bang you have a strike!
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Old 12-19-2009, 12:58 AM
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I tend to use the same range as others have posted, that is between 10-12. I do remember reading in a fishing magazine once that if you want larger fish, use larger hooks. But I've never had success with that.
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Old 12-19-2009, 04:07 PM
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I do agree that the fish won't want a bigger hook, it scares them away. I do find it easier to get a big hook out of the fish though when I'm trying to take the fish off the hook.

I use 10-12 also. They seem to be the standard size.
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