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Old 12-12-2012, 06:53 PM
pteronarcys pteronarcys is offline
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Circle hooks on Tarpon Flies

Does anyone have any experience using circle hooks on Tarpon flies? Do they hook up fish any better than the standard tarpon hooks? Any pros or cons for using them? Is there any benefit in using them on school/baby tarpon? I have been told that you have to let the Tarpon set the hook, rather than using the regular strip-strike method.

The circle hooks I have seen (Daiichi 3847 2/0) have a relatively short shank. Are there any longer shank circle hooks for flies? I have tied up a few bunny black deaths to take along to Belize in January - the circle hook is quite different from the regular saltwater hooks I normally use. I am not certain if it's worth the time to tie up a few other patterns on circle hooks.
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