Freedom Tackle jigs allow you to unscrew the hook, not only giving you customization options, but greater action in the water as the hook is now separated from the jighead itself
This hook from Trokar comes in a variety of sizes and can be used for just about anything from fishing streams and rivers for trout to drop shotting bass or even targeting king salmon up in Alaska.
Fred Roumbanis talks about the improvements Gamakatsu has made to their hooks so angler can fish heavy cover without getting caught up in the thick stuff
Dave Earley gives tips on modifying a jointed lure to increase hook ups while targeting salmon.
Gord Pyzer explains how the Centro Football Head adds versatility and extra action to your soft plastic presentation.
Gord Pyzer explains why the VMC Spinshot won the Best Terminal Tackle Award at ICAST 2011.
An in-depth look at the design and function of the MegaStrike Shakey Head and Strikeback Spinnerbaits.
Charlie Evans of RockyBrook Sinkers introduces a brand new and unique line of terminal tackle - sinkers made of natural limestone.
New hooks and new sizes are available from Trokar at ICAST 2011
JP answers a new anglers questions about swivels. The main purpose for swivels is to prevent line twists and JP offers tips on picking the best type for your style of fishing.
Stop the fish from pulling your pants down! The barb on the hook will save those finesse worms from being stolen by hungry bass.
Shaw Grigsby is at the WFN booth at iCAST talking about the new TroKar Tube TK190 hook and the benefits of its great hook set
Brent Ehler is at the WFN both during iCAST 2010 talking about the Twistlock Light hook from Owner and the benefits of the centering pin spring.
Brent Ehrler takes a look at the light version of the Owner Twistlock and how it can be the perfect set-up with a Senko.
Pro angler Brent Ehrler goes over why the new Owner Twistlock is the best flipping hook on the market.
Introduced at the 2010 ICAST show, Owner has designed a Wacky Jig Head to use with their new soft bait - the wounded minnow.
Byron Velvick drops some great tournament fishing tips. Velvick suggests using these shakey heads when the bite slows down around mid-day and the best rig to use for the most success.
Mike Iaconelli explains how the Tru-Tungsten Flea Flicker will help you fish wacky rigs in deep water. Then he introduces the Daiwa Mike Iaconelli Signature Series rods.
Kotaro Kiriyama on the Jackall Sasuteki Craw and the hook that goes with it.
JP explains the best rod reel and line combo and different techniques to get the most out of jerkbaits.
Weightless baits are very versatile. They can be rigged many ways and used for different species. JP explains the best technique to get the fish in the boat.
JP DeRose takes a look at some of the amazing Owner Soft Baits that designed to compliment Owner Hooks.
Dave Mercer raves about the Fin-tech TS Monster Hook and Jig.
Ish Monroe tells you why he's big on MiHatchii's Dropshot hook.
Shaw Grigsby tells you why the TroKar Swimbait TK140 is the hook for you.
Forbes declared the fishing hook one of the top 20 tools in the history of human kind in a 2005 issue of their magazine. This goes to show exactly how important the fishing hook has been to mankind.
Today, there are hundreds of different types of hooks from handcrafted to top of the line VMC fishing hooks.There are many fishing hook sizes, brands and styles available, and each serves a specific purpose.
Below is a list of four questions that you need to answer in order to select the appropriate fishing hook for your needs:
The species that you are targeting will have a huge effect on which hook you choose. Generally, larger fish require large durable hooks, and small species require small hooks. It is also important to keep in mind that some species have disproportionate mouths. For example, an 8" long sunfish will require a #10 or smaller hook, but an 8" largemouth bass could easily fit a 2/0 hook in it's mouth. Also, fish that can feel or see a hook easily may require a smaller hook than less wary species that will aggressively attack the bait.
The type and size of bait will determine not only the size of hook, but also the style and shape of the hook. There are specially designed hooks for use with specific types of baits and lures.
Different hooks will work better or worse with various rigging techniques. There are event hooks designed for specific rigging methods.
If you are fishing in saltwater, then you will need a hook that can withstand the corrosives properties of saltwater. Freshwater hooks don't have to be as resiliant, but they should still resist rust. There are no specific types of hooks required for ice fishing, but keep in mind that you presentation will always be vertical. When ice fishing you should select a hook that will allow for good penetration when setting the hook from directly above.
Hook sizes are numbered with 0 being the base size of the measurement. A #0 hook does not exist - the scale starts on the lower end with 1 being the biggest, and the hooks get smaller as their number increases. The umbers from largest to smallest are 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30, 32. The smallest size hooks are very tiny and are typically used for dry flies because theit light weight help prevent the fly from sinking below the surface.
Hooks that are larger than the base 0 count up in size and have /0 (pronounced "ott") attached to the number. The numbers from smallest to largest are 1/0, 2/0, 3/0, 4/0, 5/0, 6/0, 7/0, 8/0, 9/0, 10/0, 11/0.
Everyone will have a personal opinion on which company makes the best fishing hooks, but there are definitely some more popular makers out there.