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   Old Thread  #15 14 Jan 2021 at 11.53pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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size 4 for me
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   Old Thread  #14 14 Jan 2021 at 7.39pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Definitely on the poke and hope which happens all the time. Unlike hope for a poke which doesn't. Due to bitter experience I take 3 pairs of reading glasses because otherwise I am really stuffed for tying rigs. It's amazing how lakes, rivers, ponds and beaches cause glasses to disappear, disintegrate or evaporate. This is not helped by the fact that line is thicker, hook eyes are smaller and everything but my hands shake.
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   Old Thread  #13 14 Jan 2021 at 6.34pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Looks like were both on poke and hope when it comes to hook tying then.
A pair of reading glasses are one of my essential bits of kit nowadays.
Some of the lakes I fish state max size 6 or 8 so I normally size my bait around those sizes.
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   Old Thread  #12 14 Jan 2021 at 5.53pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Size 4 curve 👌🏼
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   Old Thread  #11 14 Jan 2021 at 5.18pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Ive used sizes 10-4s the original Drennan Super Specialist size 8 was a go to and that was more in keeping with a size 10 or 12.
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   Old Thread  #10 13 Jan 2021 at 7.34pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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That is certainly an increasing problem. My arms aren't long enough.
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   Old Thread  #9 13 Jan 2021 at 7.32pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Absolutely agree. Open mind is essential and at times I use big hooks for different reasons in different situations. However the size of the fish is largely irrelevant. You don't need big hooks to land big fish.
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   Old Thread  #8 13 Jan 2021 at 6.58pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Matching as stated works but so does a oversize hook....very well, keep a open mind and keep in mind size of fish
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   Old Thread  #7 13 Jan 2021 at 3.29pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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It surely does. That's why I suggested matching the hook size to the type and size of bait. Simples
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   Old Thread  #6 13 Jan 2021 at 2.47pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Surely that depends on the particular bait and hook?
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   Old Thread  #5 13 Jan 2021 at 2.42pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Id be happy to be able to see a size 10 nowadays lol
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   Old Thread  #4 13 Jan 2021 at 12.43pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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If you are using wafters or balanced baits match it to bait size.
Small dumbell wafters or 12mm wafters a size 8 works best. For 14mm wafters a size 6 balances nicely. You can always nip a little bit off to adjust. This works for me. I usually use small baits in bags. Sometimes go down to a 10.
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   Old Thread  #3 13 Jan 2021 at 11.28am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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size 6 is my go to.

never anything smaller.
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   Old Thread  #2 13 Jan 2021 at 11.00am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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All depends on the size off fish in your water along with snags/weed you may need a bigger hook for strength but as a basic id say a size 6 should do the job
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   Old Thread  #1 13 Jan 2021 at 10.49am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
what is the best size hook to use in pva bag with either pop up or wafter, thanks.
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