Hook recommendation

jasonbean1

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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.

Cheers
Jason
 

thames mudlarker

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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 :thumbs:
 

thecrow

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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 :thumbs:

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

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I would recommend Korum Expert Power micro barbed.
 

tigger

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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 :D
I nearly always use spade end hooks for my float fishing but I often use eyed hooks when legering with thicker/heavier line.
 

thames mudlarker

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

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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 :thumbs:

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 :thumbs:
 
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Keith M

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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
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.



Keith
 
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iain t

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These days whilst Chub fishing i use Dennan Super specialist or Boilie continental hooks in size 10. I've had Chub up to 5.3lb but mostly around the 3lb mark.
When i first started to target specimen Chub some 30 years ago, i used to use size 8 and 6 hooks but over the years found i caught more using a small hook. My rigs are either basic leger of feeder. Using the same hooks ive had 5.8lb Tench, 6.2lb Bream and a few 2lb Perch.
 

thames mudlarker

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These days whilst Chub fishing i use Dennan Super specialist or Boilie continental hooks in size 10. I've had Chub up to 5.3lb but mostly around the 3lb mark.
When i first started to target specimen Chub some 30 years ago, i used to use size 8 and 6 hooks but over the years found i caught more using a small hook. My rigs are either basic leger of feeder. Using the same hooks ive had 5.8lb Tench, 6.2lb Bream and a few 2lb Perch.
If I'm trotting with maggot for specimen chub I'll go down to size 18 and occasionally even 20 :thumbs:
However if I'm roving using large lumps of crust or flake I'm quite happy using size size 6 and maybe up to size 4 dependent on the overall size of bread being used,
Big chub will easily take half a slice of bread given the chance, they've certainly got a big old cake hole :D
 

sam vimes

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I may be mistaken but as far as I know Guru is another part of Korum ?
Guru is part of the Korda empire.
Korum is part of the Preston Innovations stable, along with Avid and Sonubaits. However, PI was bought by Zebco a few years back.
 
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binka

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I steer clear of anything Guru these days, I paid the price with their line (Dragline?) so I give 'em a wide berth now.

And...

I dislike orange! :D
 

thames mudlarker

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I steer clear of anything Guru these days, I paid the price with their line (Dragline?) so I give 'em a wide berth now.

And...

I dislike orange! :D
Mmm.....yea I know what you mean, I've had no dramas with their hooks as I've found these to be quite good to be fair but the line I've also heard of a few problems,

I've noticed that the line must be pre stretched because they state quite a low diameter for the said breaking strain,

Most lines actually break way above their stated strain probably as a safety margin barrier so to speak but the guru line I'm not so sure on like their 3lb line I think is about 0.10 mm, most other 3 lb lines are about 0.15-16 mm.

An average 2 lb line is about 0.10 mm

A pre stretched line of say 0.10 is probably more likely to break out at the more normal 2 lb mark rather than 3 lb

This might be the problem with some of the lines of today,

Incidentally the Tackle box of Dartford local to me has a page on their website under useful information which gives a whole list of modern lines with the stated strain and diameter but the staff of the box have tested all of these lines with high quality scales and also with the use of a digital micrometer for the diameter,

The tackle box have done this as a very good quide to what is often stated by various manufacturers to what is actually been tested by the staff at the box and with proper high quality equipment to give more of a true reading.

I'll see if I can find the page, screen shot and put a pic up for all to see in me profile album ASAP :thumbs:
 
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