Carp Fishing Hook

Which hook for which fish?

Among the various accessories that make up fishing equipment, the hook is the one that tends to be overlooked. And yet, this small hook must be chosen with care to increase the chances of catching fish. However, it is clear that there is no lack of hook models on the market. There is so much choice that you can easily get lost, especially if you are still a beginner in the field. In fact, the selection of the hook to connect to the leader depends, above all, on the type of fish you want to catch. Taking the example of carp, its fishing involves the use of carp hooks with specific characteristics. However, given also the great diversity of existing carp, you must take into consideration the type of carp to fish when choosing the hook to use.

The different types of carp hooks

As for other fish, the carp hooks is also available in several models, varying in shape and size. When we talk about the shape of the hook, we mean the shape of its shank. The latter can be straight, long, medium or short. In addition, the tip of the hook can be inward, outward or straight.

The hooks used for carp fishing are often eyelet models and not paddle hooks since carp are part of the big fish family.

As far as size and thickness are concerned, carp fishing hooks also come in countless models. The size of the hooks is expressed by numbers that increase as the size decreases.

In terms of thickness, carp hooks are available in thin-iron versions (thinner) and strong-iron versions (thicker).

Choosing the hook according to the strength of the fish

It is important to know that not all carp have the same fighting strength when they are caught by thecarp hook. Some are stronger than others and require stronger hooks, that is to say, hooks that do not risk to open easily during the fight.

In fact, the strength of a carp depends on several factors including the season. During certain periods of the year, the carps are better fed and are thus more powerful. It is the case in particular during the beautiful seasons (between mid-April and mid-December). If you fish carp during these seasons, choose a strong iron hook, with a straight shank and a retractable point. This is the ideal hook for dealing with these powerful carp.

During other times of the year, when carp are poorly fed, they are weaker. In this case, use fine iron hooks instead to increase your chances of catching carp. Indeed, it is necessary to know that the thicker the hook will be, the heavier it will be and therefore difficult to suck. The fish which undergoes strong pressures of fishing are likely to realize it easily. So, use heavy duty hooks only when the situation calls for it.

In addition, consider the location of the fish when choosing your carp hook . For fish in flowing water (rivers) or in water that has clutter (e.g. dead wood), choose a fairly strong carp hook. In other cases, a fine iron hook will be more than sufficient.