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  • what hooklength length

    soon be time to get back on the canals so just wondering what length of hooklength do people use and do they put dropper shot on them

  • #2
    4-6 inches, doesn't matter as long as you tie em up all the same length. Yes i do put shot on em if rqiered.
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    • #3
      7 inches for all my hook lengths for float work on rivers canals or commercials. I also will put shot on them.

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      • #4
        Would NEVER put shot on them!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Defeats the object of using a hooklength for speed of changing and keeping rig same etc!

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        • #5
          In the winter all my hook lengths especially for silver fish will be 4 inch, i would also never put shot on it. Thats why i make them so short.

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          • #6
            Why so short? You'd think the knot/loops would make the fish wary?
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            • #7
              Originally posted by luke carpstalker View Post
              Why so short? You'd think the knot/loops would make the fish wary?
              So you see the bites quick from small fish.

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              • #8
                is this on float or feeder?

                How does the short hooklength work? does the lopp in loop act as a resistance and register on the float?
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by luke carpstalker View Post
                  Why so short? You'd think the knot/loops would make the fish wary?
                  It enables me to have my tell tale shot close to the hook without putting any shot on the hooklength. I don't think knots or loops bother fish tbh just make sure there nice and neat.

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                  • #10
                    thanks for replies i like to have bottom dropper around 4 inches from hook as well but not keen on loop to loop on low diameter hooklengths have been using a water knot which shows up less . Only downside is having to duplicate rigs

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by scobie View Post
                      thanks for replies i like to have bottom dropper around 4 inches from hook as well but not keen on loop to loop on low diameter hooklengths have been using a water knot which shows up less . Only downside is having to duplicate rigs
                      Use a tiny loop in your mainline and tie hooklength on with a half bloodknot, that's what I used to do but a loop to loop is more reliable and no problem if you make your loops small.

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                      • #12
                        cheers nathan i use the sensas loop tyer so loops are small, just dont like the look of loop to loop on fine rigs but ill give it a go

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