Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
dooger

Hook size for carp/suckers

7 posts in this topic

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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0