Long or short

Discussion in 'Terminal Tackle Review' started by shingman6, Aug 24, 2007.

  1. shingman6

    shingman6 New Member

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    Whats the advantage or disadvantage of short shank hooks?
     
  2. Pirate Jerry

    Pirate Jerry New Member

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    For the most part I use long shank hooks.. makes it easier to remove them with less damage to the fish
     

  3. peewee williams

    peewee williams New Member

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    Short shank is a whole lot easier to hide in the bait when you are fishing in a situation when that it is needed.I love you Brothers and Sisters.peewee
     
  4. Bacardipr05

    Bacardipr05 New Member

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    I agree, as far as hook setting not sure though. I often go to a smaller hook if my bait is getting pecked (stolen) or what have you.
     
  5. BKS72

    BKS72 New Member

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    I like long shank hooks. As someone else said, easier to get out of the fish. I'm usually running 8/0 hooks and it takes a little leverage every now and then to get one out of a big blue jawbone:wink: Also, if you're using J hooks and hook a fish further down it's easier to get at the shank. Good Luck!

    Branden