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Hook size for carp/suckers

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when fly fishing for carp/suckers what size hook do you guys recommend this time of year?

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If your talking about using corn I would say start with a #6.

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Also what kind of hook such as streamer or nymph or others??

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Ok, Flys. That would be Deadheads area.

There is a book called "Carp on the Fly" A flyfishing guide. I picked mine up at Cabela's. It would be a good place to start.

Most flys for carp are weighted and are to meant be fished on the bottom. A size 10-16 Bead-head prince nymph would work at times for an example.

Get the book to help you draw up a game plan.

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I use #1 circle or octopus hooks for suckers on the root

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I don't really think that the hook size or type really matters all that much, and it's really an issue of preference. Personally, I like to use a hook that works with the bait I plan to use, is a good size match to the mouth type and size of my target fish, and is easy to remove. Over the years of fishing for Carp, I have settled on a #2 Carlisle hook because it has a long shank that holds plenty of corn, is about the right size to stick in a carp's leathery mouth, and the heavy wire long shank doesn't bend, holding the fish better and is easy to grab to remove.

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