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Snelling hooks for snapper ?

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Snelling hooks for snapper ?

Postby frappa11 » 01 Nov 2018, 14:10

Read on a FB fishing group some guys were speculating that they should not to snell hooks when fishing for bigger snapper as they gnaw on the hook so snelling gives a higher chance of being bitten off (i.e. the snell covers more of the hook shaft).

Any opinions on this ?
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Re: Snelling hooks for snapper ?

Postby shane » 01 Nov 2018, 14:33

Depends on the size of the hook and style. With circle hooks they will mostly be hooked in the corner of the jaw so less chance of being gnawed off. I generally snell all my circles.
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Re: Snelling hooks for snapper ?

Postby peatop » 01 Nov 2018, 16:42

Thats interesting Shane, im the other way i snell my J hooks, however if i had a snelled circle when hooking the shark of both sharks last week i would have got to take pics ;) im using 4/0 snelled for my snapper setup and 6/0 for single circles, what size are you using?
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Re: Snelling hooks for snapper ?

Postby shane » 01 Nov 2018, 17:04

peatop wrote:Thats interesting Shane, im the other way i snell my J hooks, however if i had a snelled circle when hooking the shark of both sharks last week i would have got to take pics ;) im using 4/0 snelled for my snapper setup and 6/0 for single circles, what size are you using?


Snapper it's generally 5/0 but I will go bigger depending on the bait and location, up to 8/0 single. Snelling works better with a circle hook as it provides a stiffer straight connection to the hook shank that keeps it in line better as it slides into the jaw corner. A normal knot will allow the circle hook to pivot on the line more, potentially letting it get out of alignment before the line drags it into the corner of the mouth.
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Re: Snelling hooks for snapper ?

Postby maverick » 01 Nov 2018, 19:30

or just use a knotless hook.
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Re: Snelling hooks for snapper ?

Postby peatop » 01 Nov 2018, 19:47

I use a knotless system to attach all my hooks accept on my light rigs where i use a loop knot

I just looked up some different ways of attaching hooks, the knot i use is knotless knot (the only thing my old man taught me about fishing lol) i couldn't find any information on its strength, however all suggestions pointed to the palmer knot @95%
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Re: Snelling hooks for snapper ?

Postby maverick » 01 Nov 2018, 20:45

My knotless hooks are at 100%.

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Re: Snelling hooks for snapper ?

Postby frappa11 » 01 Nov 2018, 20:55

maverick wrote:or just use a knotless hook.


are you talking about these things ?

https://www.motackle.com.au/aussie-tack ... hooks.html
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Re: Snelling hooks for snapper ?

Postby maverick » 01 Nov 2018, 21:16

frappa11 wrote:
maverick wrote:or just use a knotless hook.


are you talking about these things ?

https://www.motackle.com.au/aussie-tack ... hooks.html


Nope they are the imposters, I am talking about the ones I used to sell, like the picture.
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Re: Snelling hooks for snapper ?

Postby Rhino » 07 Nov 2018, 15:49

I only ever use a single snelled circle hook for snapper fishing and have never been gnawed off. It rarely misses a hook up and I rarely pull hooks.
But there is a right and a wrong way to do it.

The first picture is wrong with the hook naturally 'turning away' from the leader.

The second picture is correct with the hook naturally 'turning in' towards the leader, which encourages the hook to roll into the corner of the jaw.

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