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What makes a great fishing hook?

Asked by Ltryptophan (9105 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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