but if you use a single hook rig - stiff - is it better, worse or insignificant (re: hookups) to use a smaller hook size?
Thanks for the input.
[font color=navy]O.K my friend Marco I will take a moment to answer your question as best I can.
If you are targeting smaller Billfish then a smaller hook size would benefit you more than a larger hook, say 7-8-9/0 hook vs. 10-11-12/0
What is considered a small Billfish? Probably 50 lbs. to 200 lbs.---Medium size Billfish 300 lbs. to 600 lbs.. Large Billfish 700 lbs. and up.
Hook sizes for medium Billfish then might be 9/0 through 11/0---
Hook sizes for larger bill fish might be 11/0 through 14/0.
If you want to play the middle of the road because any size Billfish might bite, then a 10/0 hook would be a good way to go.
It is much easier to hook a fast moving immature Billfish with 6/0---
7/0--- 8/0 hooks than it would be using the larger bar stock heavier larger hook models, this is true regardless of the rig, one hook or two hook rigs. ie. analogy, kind of like getting a wooden sliver in your finger vs. a twig, or branch.
When fishing for large Billfish it would be wise to use a hook that can support the power, weight, ratios of such a fish, larger bar stock. common sense, hope this helps. [/font]papa
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