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oddjob

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dark hooks or silver hooks
« on: July 29, 2004, 09:18:54 PM »

what is better dark hooks or silver hooks ? ??? ??? I have heard the fish can see the hooks if you are using the silver type. Why are the dark hooks more expensive ? The dark hooks sell out faster, does that mean dark hooks are better? What is your choice of hook?
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Re:dark hooks or silver hooks
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2004, 12:20:06 AM »

Does a fish know what a hook is?
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Re:dark hooks or silver hooks
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2004, 12:52:28 AM »

It's personal preference. I find bronze hooks much easier to sharpen than nickel ones.
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chris gadsden

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Re:dark hooks or silver hooks
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2004, 01:19:36 AM »

what is better dark hooks or silver hooks ? ??? ??? I have heard the fish can see the hooks if you are using the silver type. Why are the dark hooks more expensive ? The dark hooks sell out faster, does that mean dark hooks are better? What is your choice of hook?
As I sent to you on a PM I donot believe a fish knows what a hook looks like and if using bait it covers most of the hook anyway.

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Re:dark hooks or silver hooks
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2004, 01:20:45 AM »

Bronze or Black.
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The Gilly

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Re:dark hooks or silver hooks
« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2004, 07:27:48 AM »

I prefer the bronze hook in clear water.  I fish a spot in the Chehalis where you stand over the run and can see the schooled Coho.  You can see the fish avoid the hook sooner when I throw the chrome (size 4).  Probably to do with the "glint" as it travels through the water.  When the water is dirty it doesn't matter.
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BirdNester

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Re:dark hooks or silver hooks
« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2004, 11:44:05 PM »

What's all this hook sharpening talk I hear about? I never keep a hook long enough for it to get dull. I go through 5 hooks a day. Should I be sharpening every cast before I lose them in the trees?
RobertO
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Re:dark hooks or silver hooks
« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2004, 12:01:16 AM »

well when your hook is ticking bottom or snagging by the hook and not the weight,  it can get dull.  Some people toss the blunt hooks but if you sharpen them they can be used over and over and over :)

After a snag you should be checking to see if your hook is dull, and for abrasion on both mainline and leader.
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Re:dark hooks or silver hooks
« Reply #8 on: August 03, 2004, 12:19:31 AM »

Sticky sharp hooks cannot be overemphasized. I know of one local angler who checks his hook every 6-8 casts.
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BirdNester

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Re:dark hooks or silver hooks
« Reply #9 on: August 03, 2004, 12:40:14 AM »

Yeah but with me, I don't think a fish has ever checked to see if my hook is sharp.
RobertO
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Re:dark hooks or silver hooks
« Reply #10 on: August 03, 2004, 12:41:04 AM »

Yeah but with me, I don't think a fish has ever checked to see if my hook is sharp.
RobertO
It will when you seem to keep losing them. ;D
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BirdNester

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Re:dark hooks or silver hooks
« Reply #11 on: August 03, 2004, 12:42:39 AM »

My point is; fish see my hook, know it's MY hook, and keep on walking.
RobertO
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Re:dark hooks or silver hooks
« Reply #12 on: August 03, 2004, 12:50:28 AM »

Hang in there RobertO. Your day will come
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BirdNester

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Re:dark hooks or silver hooks
« Reply #13 on: August 03, 2004, 01:09:22 AM »

I hope so. Girlfriend makes fun of me everytime I come home without fish. Next time I'm gonna come home with herpes... see what she thinks about that.
RobertO
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Re:dark hooks or silver hooks
« Reply #14 on: August 03, 2004, 01:11:21 AM »

Think she is going to leave you ;D ;D
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