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Dicky123

Nash fang hooks.

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Guys I'm looking to match a Fang hook to 10 mm boilies. I've not used Fangs before and was unsure of the size. Would i need a size 10 hook or an 8 hook.

Thanks all.

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There are a few different patterns in the Fang range Dicky........... Imo, with 10 millers, you are effectively fishing a particle approach. The Fang Uni might be worth a look. Not sure how the sizes come up in these, but if you are fishing single 10mm baits, you may need to go down to a size 10 to balance things out. Going down hook sizes can also bring with it a few things to think about regarding the rig materials you are using. Some materials wont pass through the smaller eye more than once easily.

Maybe two on the hair with a size 8.

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Local pond I fish the largest hooks are 12.

I use korda chod / wide gape barbless 

I can get 15lb chod hooklink through twice whipping knot. 

Largest bait 10mm boilies or pop ups works ok for me.

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8s and 10s with 10 millers  ... 6s and 8s with 15s and 4s with anything bigger.

Its what works for you with the rig you are using that you have confidence in the above is a basic rule to thumb im sure the combinations have all been done at some point.

Goodluck

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You are not forced to use small hooks in the age of the hair rig. Matching hook size to bait size is a tactic from general coarse fishing days when baits were not hair rigged. If you use some kind of bouyancy aid like cork you can use as big a hook as you want. I'm happy to use 4 or even 2 with 20mm baits. If you're concerned with visibility balance your rig with the hook on the deck. Even a tiny paternoster whoops,I meant chod (or is it khod) could have the hook off the deck and the fish could well ignore it's presence.

Side hooked boilies required a big, wider gaped hook just  to work effectively,size 2 and even 1/0 had been used.

Small hooks may penetrate easier but bigguns tend to stay in and are strong. It's all about matching the weight of the bait. 

I tried 10 mm boilies once,they kept splitting.

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It all depends on the fisheries rules 

There's some that you can only go up to a size 6 and another size 4

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I tend to use a size 4 with everything from 18mm bottom baits to a couple of pieces of popped up corn.

The only time I might consider going smaller is if my pop up rig is playing up due to the weight of the hook, but I never change on a bottom bait.

I do tend to prefer black finished hooks. Blend in with the crud a bit better

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10 hours ago, fangus15 said:

It all depends on the fisheries rules 

There's some that you can only go up to a size 6 and another size 4

I know of one fishery that insists on maximum size 10 hook. You need a very good strong hook pattern as there are carp up to 24lb, even if most are single figures.

Its worth looking out for big size 10's! Some 10's in various patterns are as big as a 6 in others.

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I've gone finally for a Drennn barbel hook in a size 14s. Looks good with a 10mm and apparently Martin Bowler has taken carp to 40lb on the size pattern.

Thanks to all for their comments.

 

Dicky.

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