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best hooks to use for brook trout?
« on: Jan 17, 2012, 05:51 PM »
What are the best hooks to use for brookis?

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Re: best hooks to use for brook trout?
« Reply #1 on: Jan 17, 2012, 05:53 PM »
Number 6 or 8's. I like eagle claws but I heard that octopuses are pretty good as well
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Re: best hooks to use for brook trout?
« Reply #2 on: Jan 17, 2012, 06:02 PM »
thanks how about color?

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Re: best hooks to use for brook trout?
« Reply #3 on: Jan 17, 2012, 06:02 PM »
red or black octopus # 8

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Re: best hooks to use for brook trout?
« Reply #4 on: Jan 17, 2012, 06:02 PM »
#6 octopus are the only thing ill use for brookies.

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Re: best hooks to use for brook trout?
« Reply #5 on: Jan 17, 2012, 06:03 PM »
some people only use red. I personally have luck on both. Today I got all my action on red but other days its opposite or doesn't seem to make a difference.


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Re: best hooks to use for brook trout?
« Reply #6 on: Jan 17, 2012, 06:13 PM »
owner light mutu #8's (off-set circles), just made the switch this year, absolutely love them. gotta hook the bait through the mouth though or it will turn into the bait.

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Re: best hooks to use for brook trout?
« Reply #7 on: Jan 17, 2012, 06:14 PM »
I like 6 or 8 gamakatsu octopus hooks for everything.

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Re: best hooks to use for brook trout?
« Reply #8 on: Jan 17, 2012, 06:43 PM »
English bait hooks size #6,#8  Best hook you'll ever use

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Re: best hooks to use for brook trout?
« Reply #9 on: Jan 17, 2012, 06:59 PM »
 red makes them dead
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Re: best hooks to use for brook trout?
« Reply #10 on: Jan 17, 2012, 07:12 PM »
Ive caught em on Lazer Sharp bronze #4 and #6. (offset baitholder)
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Re: best hooks to use for brook trout?
« Reply #11 on: Jan 17, 2012, 07:14 PM »
I like 6 or 8 gamakatsu octopus hooks for everything.
X2....and Red!!!!

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Re: best hooks to use for brook trout?
« Reply #12 on: Jan 17, 2012, 07:24 PM »
X2....and Red!!!!
I use the reds as well.

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Re: best hooks to use for brook trout?
« Reply #13 on: Jan 17, 2012, 07:27 PM »
red makes them dead

Never use red hooks if you want to release them, if they swallow it, they are goners. Use only the traditional hooks if you care about the fishery. i personally use eagle claw 6's. tried red and regular, seen NO difference.
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Re: best hooks to use for brook trout?
« Reply #14 on: Jan 17, 2012, 07:43 PM »
Never use red hooks if you want to release them, if they swallow it, they are goners. Use only the traditional hooks if you care about the fishery. i personally use eagle claw 6's. tried red and regular, seen NO difference.
How do you know they are goners? Do you follow the fish down the hole?  What proof do you have to back this up?

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Re: best hooks to use for brook trout?
« Reply #15 on: Jan 17, 2012, 07:47 PM »
I have Red and Green


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Re: best hooks to use for brook trout?
« Reply #16 on: Jan 17, 2012, 07:48 PM »
That isn't always the case. I did some research and there are plenty of biodegradable red hooks on the market. So if you care about the fishery look into what you are buying.

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Re: best hooks to use for brook trout?
« Reply #17 on: Jan 17, 2012, 08:32 PM »
red number 8
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Re: best hooks to use for brook trout?
« Reply #18 on: Jan 17, 2012, 09:00 PM »
I have Red and Green

I tried the green but didnt have great results, dunno what the problem was.
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Re: best hooks to use for brook trout?
« Reply #19 on: Jan 17, 2012, 09:10 PM »
I tried the green but didnt have great results, dunno what the problem was.
Need to put bait on them? ;)

 


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