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Choosing the Right Hook


Walk down the hook aisle at your local tackle shop these days and you might just get dizzy. There’s more styles, sizes, and manufacturers than an angler could possibly fathom. So, what’s the best way to get down and dirty and outfit your tackle box with the best hooks to get the job done?

In this FS Seminar, Rick Ryals tells us what the most important things are to consider when selecting the right hook for the job.

Some things to keep in mind:

  • Size of tackle
  • Type of bait
  • Angler experience

Ryals explains which hooks are best for live bait and dead baits, and the key differences and advantages of using j-hooks and circle hooks. Also, it never hurts to buy the sharpest hooks you can get your hands on, hooks that are at their sharpest right out of the box.