knots for #8 hooks

Discussion in 'Bluegill Fishing' started by cliff n york, May 20, 2008.

  1. cliff n york

    cliff n york New Member

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    the eyes on #8 hooks are small, what kind of knots do you use when tying.
     
  2. BIG GEORGE

    BIG GEORGE New Member

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    I use a simple cinch knot on them and 10's also. Saves a lot of grief.
     

  3. Apache Flats

    Apache Flats New Member

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    I have always used the trilene knot it's very easy to tie and has a strength of 95%. Hope this helps
     
  4. Ruger 454

    Ruger 454 Member

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    I always use a palomar knot for 95% of my fishing.
     
  5. Bill in SC

    Bill in SC New Member

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    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
    http://www.fishing.sh/htmfiles/knots/snelling.html
     
  6. Pirate Jerry

    Pirate Jerry New Member

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    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.
     
  7. BIG GEORGE

    BIG GEORGE New Member

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    I would pay to see someone snell a #8 hook. LOL!
     
  8. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    I would chip in some money on that show. :roll_eyes:
     
  9. shania

    shania New Member

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    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):eek:oooh:
    (LoL:happy:)
    :wink:
     
  10. Rockin' Blues

    Rockin' Blues New Member

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    I also like the palomar:big_smile:
     
  11. plainsman

    plainsman New Member Supporting Member

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    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.
     
  12. Bill in SC

    Bill in SC New Member

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    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
     
  13. montgomery#1

    montgomery#1 New Member

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    Use a double surgeons loop. It is ok for all small fish. even some bass.
     
  14. peewee williams

    peewee williams New Member

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    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
     
  15. massa_jorge

    massa_jorge New Member

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    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: