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Old 12-14-2012, 08:39 PM
Swalt Swalt is offline
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I have used the Daiichi and the Gamakatsu SC16. 1/0 and 1 circle hooks for small tarpon up to 30lbs and had very good success with them. Last trip I had much more success using them than my partner did with the usual tarpon hooks. No more hook ups, I just had to fight a lot more fish to the boat. You do not have to set the hook as hard as the point will just dig into openings. If you can see the fish you will get a better hook ups waiting for them to turn after they take the fly. You do kind of let them set the hook but I still hit them with a solid strip strike.
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