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Old 06-26-2012, 06:03 PM   #1
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What sizes do you guys use? I've been using what I think (I tossed the package) are 4/0. Would a 6/0 work better or worse or at all?

Using Frenzy hooks for all of the above.



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Old 06-26-2012, 06:26 PM   #2
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I use Mustad 12/0. I can't remeber the other brand that I have been using but the hooks are black and I think they call them 7/0. They are about the size of a Mustad 11/0.
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We mostly use the red 5/0. Seems to work for a wide range of by catches also.
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Old 06-26-2012, 06:46 PM   #4
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Mustad 12/0 for snapper on single hook rig..... 8/0 on two hook rig.
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We mostly use the red 5/0. Seems to work for a wide range of by catches also.
I use allot of the same. You don't need big hooks.
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Old 06-26-2012, 07:22 PM   #6
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I use the 7/0 Eagle Claw from Wal Mart. Cheap, and I've never straightened one even on large sharks (300#) Sea-r-cy

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Usually hook size is determined not only by the target species but by the size of bait used as well. I target big snapper using the biggest live baits I can catch (10 - 12 inches is ideal) so I tend to use bigger hooks. I prefer to use the Lazer Sharp 9/0 live/chunk bait inline circle hooks for reef fish.
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Match to bait size.
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A 6/0 circle in one brand may be a different size in another brand. I like the mustad demon 7/0 myself. I never fish a 4/0.
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Match to bait size.

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