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Old 04-08-2017, 04:32
Gwyn Jeffs Gwyn Jeffs is offline
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Default Hooks. Help.

I need a new hook.
Drennan Super Specialist barbel have proved unreliable in the larger sizes, and I dislike the downturned eye.
Starbaits SB1 have points more delicate than a nuns......
Fox S4 Kuro XS have been discontinued.
Korda...well, they're a joke.
Gardner Mugga...maybe. But I dislike the eye of a hook being at the same level as the point.
ESP carp hooks have nothing that appeals.
I've seen a few posts here recommending Korum hooks, anyone care to elaborate?

I am in purgatory at the moment, totally adrift looking for my next favourite.
I don't mind using and paying for carp hooks, but the Wye and the Wye barbel make a mockery of anything substandard.

I need an XS - if you don't fish the Wye you won't understand the power of the fish and conditions - and an XS is preferable even in low water.
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Old 04-08-2017, 06:25
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I don't have any problems with the korum hooks and basically my only barbel fishing is done on the Severn and Wye.

One things for sure...there'll be plenty of suggestions to try out
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Old 04-08-2017, 06:33
Stephen Crowhurst Stephen Crowhurst is offline
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What exactly is going wrong? Straightening out? Agreed on the Korda hooks though, stopped using them myself after the point came back folded over after each cast and was destroyed by catching a fish.
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Old 04-08-2017, 07:21
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Type in Teflon coated Matt black wide gape classic boilie carp fishing hooks. On eBay. I have been using the size 8s for years. They are bomb proof. @ 6.49 for 100 you can't go wrong.
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Old 04-08-2017, 07:41
Nick Coulthurst Nick Coulthurst is offline
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Nash fang unis are fantastic hooks, strong as anything but a bit pricey. May just have to give Jon's ones a go at that price !

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Old 04-08-2017, 08:45
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Nash Fang Uni's again.
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Old 04-08-2017, 08:49
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Hi Gwyn
I had the similar issues with the ssb. I changed to the specimen plus books by drennan. Straight eye, curved point and a good gauge. I use them down to a 14. Well worth a try imo.
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Old 04-08-2017, 08:50
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I'll 2nd John's hooks off of eBay. I bought 200 for the limited amount of carping I do.....reckon they'll see me out.

I would say they're ultimately strong suited to bigger baits and strong gear. But when I'm fishing the wye and Severn I'm not fishing that way.
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Old 04-08-2017, 08:52
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Also have some of the new cryogen hooks no problems with them either!

Told you you'd have plenty of options!
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Old 04-08-2017, 08:53
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Hi Gwyn
I had the similar issues with the ssb. I changed to the specimen plus books by drennan. Straight eye, curved point and a good gauge. I use them down to a 14. Well worth a try imo.


+1 for the Drennan Specimen Plus. I too have used them down to size 14
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