The best hooks for float fishing for west coast steelhead and salmon are the Raven Specimen hoo k in a size 1 to 4 or the Gamakatsu Octopus hook in size 1 to 4. For much smaller baits I would use a size 2, 4 or even a size 6 for tiny baits in smaller rivers. For larger baits like prawns or large worms over 4 inches I would use a size 2 or 4.
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What kind of Hook should I use for float fishing?
A good all-around hook size for trout would be a size 10 or 12. You may need to change your hook depending on the size of your bait. The best for float fishing if you are using a big dew worm or a large egg sack would be a size 8 hook so that there is still plenty of hook gap to hook the fish.
What are the different sizes of fishing hooks?
When selecting a fishing hook, you’ll see sizes like 4, 1, 1/0, 6/0, etc. What do these all mean? Remember that in fishing hook sizes, #’s are smaller than /0’s. By the way, /0 is “aught” which is pronounced like “ott”. The size of fishing hooks you select is a compromise.
How big should a float be on a fishing set?
If your set does come with a plummet, take a look at my film Plumb the depth of a lake for fishing. What follows is a way of finding the depth and setting the bait to rest on the bottom, without using a plummet. At the moment you should have a float on the line, fixed at about 18 inches (45 cm) up the line from the hook.
What kind of fishing hooks do you use for King Salmon?
Hook size and durability need to match your fishing rod selection. For King Salmon, I like to use Gamakatsu Big River Bend hooks of at least 1/0, but more than likely I’m using 3/0 for river fishing presentations and 4/0 – 5/0 as part of saltwater presentations. The above link is for the pack of 25 barbless variety.