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When making your own rigs what size hooks do you use.I no your going to say it depends on what fish your targeting,but just in genral if your going out for a bit of a see whats about mission.Thanks
 

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anything between size2 and 3/0 normally the smaller hooks for scratching rigs (2 or3 hook flappers) and 2/0 3/0 on pennel pulley rigs for bigger fish but saying that i seen a 19lb conger taken on a size 4 hook with just a bit a ragworm on it so as you say depends what your fishing for hope this helps :thumbs::thumbs::thumbs:
 

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anything between size2 and 3/0 normally the smaller hooks for scratching rigs (2 or3 hook flappers) and 2/0 3/0 on pennel pulley rigs for bigger fish but saying that i seen a 19lb conger taken on a size 4 hook with just a bit a ragworm on it so as you say depends what your fishing for hope this helps :thumbs::thumbs::thumbs:
what this ledgend said lol...
 

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depends on size and type of bait rather than size of fish
 

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Thanks guys for info.Prob be using rag and lug and would use second setup for bigger baits.
 

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i like size 2's or 1's for worm. good size for most fish really. :fish:
 

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3/0 to 8/0 hardly ever use anything smaller...
 

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1/0 is uaually regarded as an all round size.

small enough to get some of the smaller fish but strong enough to hold the odd larger fish.
 

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Thanks again gents,quite a varied response.Dont no if im more confused now or before.:huh:
 

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Thanks again gents,quite a varied response.Dont no if im more confused now or before.:huh:
Choose the bait type and size to suit the type and size of the fish you are targetting and then choose the hook size to suit that bait.

If you are not targetting anything in particular then there isn't a simple answer!
 

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1/0 is uaually regarded as an all round size.

small enough to get some of the smaller fish but strong enough to hold the odd larger fish.
I agree with dabcatcher. If fishing for whatever is there a 1/0 can take a worm bait fine and as long as you present a smallish crab bait carefully it should be fine for that too.
 

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When making your own rigs what size hooks do you use.I no your going to say it depends on what fish your targeting,but just in genral if your going out for a bit of a see whats about mission.Thanks
If I may digress a little from sea angling.....

I have caught Rainbow trout to 14 1/2lb on a size 12 hook.

That is miniscule in comparison to sea hooks but the point is that you don't need big hooks to catch big fish.
 
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