Carp Hooks

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2015/04/06 12:32:05 (permalink)

Carp Hooks

Hello,
I have been carp fishing with cheap hooks. I have a felling better carp hooks would help. I use corn as bait. I fish in a river. 
 
What size and style of hook would you suggest for carp fishing?
 
Thank you,
 
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    FishinGuy
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    Re: Carp Hooks 2015/04/06 17:14:50 (permalink)
    I've been using 2xh sz 6 down eye nymph fly tying hooks for my hair rigs for carp with good success. I've only had a few come unbuttoned from those hooks, and that's trying to horse them out of snags with 30lb line.
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    jug
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    Re: Carp Hooks 2015/04/06 17:17:19 (permalink)
    St. Lawrence Carp Systems Boilie Hooks from Resistance Tackle. I did real well with these all last year. Use with a hair rig or baited hook.
     
    https://www.resistancetackle.com/catalog.php?mode=publicviewitemdetail&ref=6057

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    Re: Carp Hooks 2015/04/06 18:43:22 (permalink)
    If you're using hair rigs, as you can see with both our examples, short shank x heavy down eye is the general consensus. I can't find carp hooks in stores. so I just found the closest looking hook I could off the shelf at the store. And they've been working well. Sometimes I do fish corn on a hook while sight fishing smaller water. Just 1 or 2 pieces, no weight and a size 8 or 10 either gama octo or blackbird hook. Ul gear, tight quarters, lots of fun that way. That's what started me fly fishing for them.
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    Re: Carp Hooks 2015/04/06 18:45:21 (permalink)
    Jug, what size do you like? Do you change hook size with different baits? Or for different average size fish in a body of water?
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    Re: Carp Hooks 2015/04/07 21:24:17 (permalink)
    Check out Gardner Tackle.  http://gardnertackle.co.uk/product-category/terminal/hooks/
     
    I've been using their hooks and tying my own hair rigs with them.  Best hooks i've ever seen, far better than what you'll normally find at your local bait shop or big box retailer.  I normally use Gamakatsu hooks for most of my fishing but they seem dull compared to the Gardner hooks.  Size 4 or 6 is what I normally use, their Covert Talon hooks are what I was using.
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    Re: Carp Hooks 2015/04/08 17:35:47 (permalink)
    FishinGuy, I've been sticking with a size 6, all St Lawrence hooks. Either the Boilie Hook I posted above or a Gripper Hook (link to grippers below).
     
    https://www.resistancetackle.com/catalog.php?mode=publicviewitemdetail&ref=6054

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    Re: Carp Hooks 2015/04/10 12:09:06 (permalink)
    Thank you for the information on the carp hooks. It should help this year.
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    Re: Carp Hooks 2020/10/09 08:25:08 (permalink)
    Here is my TOP-3 fish hooks:
    Shaddock Fishing Circle Fishing Hooks Kit. ...Gamakatsu Octopus Hooks-Pack. ...Mustad Classic Treble Hook
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