Circle hooks

Discussion in 'Terminal Tackle Review' started by LakeHoustoncatkiller, Mar 6, 2008.

  1. LakeHoustoncatkiller

    LakeHoustoncatkiller New Member

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    How do you set the hook on circle hooks? I bought a bunch and have absolutely no luck hanging fish on them. :confused2:
     
  2. neocats

    neocats New Member

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    Don't. That is the hard thing to learn about circle hooks. The fish hooks itself when your rod loads up. If you do feel the need to set the hook, use a slow sweeping motions instead of the normal "clean and jerk".
     

  3. LakeHoustoncatkiller

    LakeHoustoncatkiller New Member

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    So if your line is slack and he is taking off, just sorta start reeling as you move your rod sideways?
     
  4. bownero

    bownero New Member

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    YES. When the fish is taking line, start reeling. Don't set the HOOK! Circle hooks are designed to be self hooking. Setting the hook might cause the hook to pop out of the fishes mouth. Just keep pressure with the rod and fight him as normal.

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    Mark..
     
  5. crazy

    crazy New Member

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    There not hard to learn how to use at all. I don't even know why people say that. You DON'T set the hook You DON'T touch the rod at all. Let the rod and the hook do the work. You just sit there and watch. You pick up the rod when you KNOW the fish is on there. How do you know? The fish will be pulling out drag or making the rod look like a rainbow. Anyone can use circle hooks. There great hooks for kids learning to fish. Just get some small circle hooks for bluegills and put a float above it. The float will have enough resistance to set the hook.
     
  6. jde512

    jde512 New Member

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    So when you're using circle hooks on a reel with a bait clicker, do you use the clicker or not?
     
  7. BIG GEORGE

    BIG GEORGE New Member

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    Yes you can. Do it all the time. Just don't cross thier eyes when ya set the hook. As said just hold the rod parellell to the water while the fish is runnin. Then smoothly sweep the rod up as you enguage it. Once ya feel the fish hooked don't be affraid to give it a good jerk for insurance.



    One thing with circles. In order to work they gotta be SHARP!