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I’ve used these a lot for halibut fishing in Alaska. Fish can swallow right down into stomach with no additional risk at all. Hooks in the corner of the jaw every time. Thoughts ?
I found the same with salmon, not a fan of them imoWell, I certainly haven't found that with Bass.
I've tried them with live Prawn, which I fish under a float, and although it's fair to say they reduce deep hooking, I've had plenty of fish that have taken them right down, and that's getting onto the bite very quickly.
Can't think it would be a lot different with Salmon?
I have just looked them they don’t look too bad, some of them have a longer point and can be a pain to work with I use Gamakatsu for light work like flounders and small pennel top hooks, the fladdens are good enough for the big stuff, barbless guru semi circle hooks for match fishing with method feederMustad Demon Circle hooks are what I used for the flounders and they worked perfectly. Going to convert my 2 mates if we get to the Outer Hebrides this year!!
Perfect for upstream given the angle of the hook to angle and fish, do you not find they can be quite hard or damaging to remove from the fish sometimes ? I’ve had them penetrate into the scissors that sold that getting them out has been tricky to say the leastAnother vote for circles.
Also for fishing the worm upstream from you and striking early. Used to use single size 6 or 8 before circles and rarely deep hooked.
Do you use a disgorger?Perfect for upstream given the angle of the hook to angle and fish, do you not find they can be quite hard or damaging to remove from the fish sometimes ? I’ve had them penetrate into the scissors that sold that getting them out has been tricky to say the least
U be surprised how many fish actually survive when u get a deep hooked on the worm the trick is to cut the line and make no attempt of getting the hook most of the damage is done by anglers trying to free the hookI believe they were once recommended on the Clyde but they had problems with deep gut hooking using circles which means almost certain death for the fish. They now say only single barbless hooks are allowed for worm fishing during their October CCR ( hen fish ) period of the season.