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What makes a great fishing hook?

Asked by Ltryptophan (9100 points ) January 31st, 2013

What are some of the most important features of hooks? Are their any particular designs that are better than others? When did they first appear? Is this the perfect snare?

Are there hooks (not lures) that have value to collectors?

Which material is best?

Tensile strengths?

Crafting of hooks?

BONUS….why is it called tackle??

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zenvelo's avatar

Is this from that new question site? Come on, we don’t need to answer all their questions.

It’s called tackle because it resembles a tackle of two blocks that are threaded by a line. The best thing for a fishing hook is a barbed hook made of stiff metal, so it doesn’t bend when the fish tries to run.

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Ltryptophan's avatar

@zenvelo ?? don’t know about other site.

KNOWITALL's avatar

Sounds like someone needs a trip to Bass Pro- lol

rooeytoo's avatar

I like the kind that are guaranteed to catch fish!!!

ZEPHYRA's avatar

A whopping fish dangling from it?

rooeytoo's avatar

@josie – I use barbless too cuz I can’t stand to look into their eyes and then eat them later. Makes catching and landing them more of a challenge as well!

Niacinamide's avatar

I think it’s the material and the quality of the craftsmanship out towards the design of the particular hook. Tensile strength is one of the most important qualities though! Good luck!

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