the anatomy of hook body parts

Getting to Know the fishing Hooks

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Why do the shapes of hook hooks differ? Are the goals made different? What is each of them for? Ok, let us review one by one each form and for what has a different form. but before we go deep dive into each of them, you should know every part of a hook.

The Anatomy of a Fishing Hook

which parts make them classified into certain types. here’s the hook body part :

the anatomy of hook body parts

The Eye

The main function of the eye is a place to tie the strings/line. The general form is hollow and flat.

The Shank

The shank is a hook body that starts from the eye’s limit to the starting point of bending the hook. If it is short, it is most likely intended for artificial bait types for fly fishing techniques. While the long shank, usually for the type of fishing techniques that use large baits, or live bait.

The gap

The gap is the distance between the fishing body (the shank and the hook. If there is a distance that is above average, it is usually used for konahead trolling fishing techniques.

The point

This very sharp part serves to pierce the lips of the target fish. Some are shaped like a needle’s eye, some are flattened like a knife.

The barb

The barb, especially so that the fish is not easily separated when the hook is stuck. The bigger the barb the more difficult it is to escape. For catch and release anglers, this barb should be discarded so that it can be released easily and not damage the fish’s mouth.

Types of fishing hooks

After we know the anatomy of hook body parts, here are the types of hook and their characteristics.

Bait hooks

The characteristic is the existence of some kind of barb that is in the body. This works so that the bait is not easily separated from the hook.

Treble Hooks

Treble or anchor hooks increase the likelihood that the hook will stick perfectly. This type of hook is widely used for fishing small-mouthed fish species such as Siganidaeand mullets. Many also use it to model fishing or grabbing fish or fishing without bait.

Siwash Hooks

The shape of the shank is long, so is the gap and the eyes. The shape of this hook is just standards.

Aberdeen Hooks

It’s very long shank is the hallmark. Usually used in ngoncer fishing techniques with natural bait. Or to lure ferocious fish like Pomfret in order to avoid excessive use of neklin.

Circle Hooks

Circle hook has the weirdest shape of all hooks. The specialty of this hook is that if the fish is detected eating the bait, we no longer need to jerk the rod because it can be ascertained that the hook has been stuck perfectly.

Octopus Hooks

The shape of the short shank is combined with a wide gap. The special feature is the oblique eye.

Worm hook

Notice between the hook and the place where the hook is almost in a straight line. Unlike other hooks, this “worm hook” is designed not to be easily caught if fishing in a place with many obstacles such as fallen trees or plants that are scattered in the water.

Jig hooks

Designed specifically for use with jig models. These hooks are very rare and rarely used on common anglers.

Drop-shot hooks

Designed to use Palomar ties, the gap is wider and slightly sloped to a degree makes it easy to install large baits.

Weedless hooks

a lot of fishing apps in the interior. This hook is mostly used by anglers who use artificial plastic baits.

Topwater jerk bait hooks

Similar to worm hooks, but the gap is wider. Also used by using artificial plastic bait. Very rarely used by public anglers.

Keeper hooks

Its use is similar to Weedless hooks, used by anglers with artificial plastic baits.

Dressed / feathered trebles This is a combination of treble hooks with feathers to deceive fish. When used, these feathers can make a circular motion in the water, which is expected to attract the attention of the fish to eat it.

I think that’s all about hook type and their characteristics, every hook is unique and has their own usages. be mindful of every one of them. when to use this hooks, and what situation is suitable. happy fishing!

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