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Discussion in 'Bluegill Fishing' started by cliff n york, May 20, 2008.
the eyes on #8 hooks are small, what kind of knots do you use when tying.
I use a simple cinch knot on them and 10's also. Saves a lot of grief.
I have always used the trilene knot it's very easy to tie and has a strength of 95%. Hope this helps
I always use a palomar knot for 95% of my fishing.
NOTHING but SNELL knots for my hooks onto my leaders. It is a super simple knot to tie, and they DON'T fail. I use palomar knots to tie all my braided line knots. BTW: It is a proven fact that snell knots will INCREASE your hookup ratio.
Bill in SC
On a #8 hook for bluegill it don't much matter. A 3 or 4 ounce gill ain't likely to bust your line. Improved clinch is easy and fast.
I would pay to see someone snell a #8 hook. LOL!
I would chip in some money on that show. :roll_eyes:
I leave all of that hook tying of all of my #8 & smaller hooks, to the good people down at the "Eagle Craw Factory".
(save Headaches & is easy on the eyes)oooh:
I also like the palomar:big_smile:
I got a fly tying vise to snell my small hooks. I usually snell 10-12 #18-20 hooks before going trout fishing. I have learned to snell them on the lake, but its not pretty. the trilene knot, clinch or improved clinch should also work good.
I'm an idiot! I did not see that this was in the bluegill section of the forum. No wonder I could not find this post again while looking for it yesterday! I apologize for my ignorance. I just use a regular clinch knot for bream hooks.
Bill in SC
Use a double surgeons loop. It is ok for all small fish. even some bass.
You must have meant that you would pay to be able to see someone snell a #8 hook.At our age,most would not see it if it was being done in front of us!
I love you Brothers and Sisters.peewee
i snell hooks to size 8 george! it's a pain, but it does hook up better, even on straight eyed hooks. remember to go through the eye from the hook point side so it hangs right. i get these little octopus hooks for trout fishing, and they are great for catching small carp too. there's almost no hook trauma to the bait.
might help to add that i am snelling with 6 # line, much bigger than that and i would have to add to yall's pot! :wink: