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jnrfinatic

Circle hook or J hooks

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Debating to stay with J hooks or switch to circles as I'm not very good at setting the hook and dads always been with Jhooks so I'm wondering what u guys think of the two. Should I switch or should I stay?

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It all depends as to what your target species is? 

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Posted (edited)

I nearly always use circles or wide gape hooks for bait fishing these days. They work the same way. Exceptions tend to be long shanks for whiting using worms and snecks for luderick using weed.

Edited by Berleyguts

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Using Octopus J hooks - just like a J hook and can be set but also works like a circle as well. Best of both worlds with a big range of sizes

Also using Octopus Circle. Should be used snelled with the line feed from the front (hook side) very effective on everything. I've caught luderick, drummer, snapper, jews, kingfish etc on circles on bait. Don't try to set this hook as you'll just end up pulling the fish out. Use caution when using this hook around rocks and reefs as the fish will have some time to drive into shelter... Usually use this hook with light drag or open bail

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Not trialed them yet but decided we need to give circles a go for the dollies next year. Too many baits taken deep by undersized fish.

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I changed to circles, much better hook.

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Posted (edited)

Due to all the replies I'll be sure to try circles next time I go out.

Edited by jnrfinatic

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