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    Default Size and Style Hook for Bead Fishing

    OK I know everyone has their favorites and swears by it's productivity, but what size and style hook to YOU use when bead fishing the Upper Kenai?

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    I prefer a size 8 or 10 dry fly hook. I have it in my mind that the dry fly hook is a little lighter & less likely to snag. Right - just foolin myself, probably.

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    I generally use #6 Owner Mosquito hooks or #6 or #8 Gamagatsu Octopus hooks.

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    Size 8 Owners SSW for Trout. Size 4 or 2 for Steelies.
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    I've used the octopus hooks before. The last two seasons I've been using glow bug hooks, #6 and 8, with great results.
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    TMC 2457 size 8

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    Owner cutting point hooks are pretty bad arse too
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raptor_1 View Post
    Owner cutting point hooks are pretty bad arse too
    small black flies on a gamakatsu hook work well friend,.. i am headed out to sheep creek right now for silvers, i will post later with a report

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    hoping to pick up a few grayling and bows as well

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    Quote Originally Posted by dmahay View Post
    TMC 2457 size 8
    Ditto Size 8 for 6mm beads and size 6 for 8-10mm. I also pinch down the barb. Usually you can just touch the hook and it falls out w/minimal damage to the fish. Also easier to remove from those foul hooked tomatoes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raptor_1 View Post
    Owner cutting point hooks are pretty bad arse too
    well i fished sheep creek for a couple hours and only managed to pull out a couple chums,.. that is all that seemed to be in there from what i could tell was spawned chums and pinks,... super dissapointing i was hoping for a coho,.. but i wrapped up the day up willow fishhook where i hiked a mountain and glassed for moose with my 270 short mag at my side but i also had no luck there as well partner

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raptor_1 View Post
    Owner cutting point hooks are pretty bad arse too
    Owner Hooks are down right scary sharp when new.

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    well i said friend....
    don't take her she's all i've got

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    I started tying up some micro flesh on different sized hooks and fishing the bead above that. I figure this way the fish has a choice. If the hook is on the outside the fish went for the bead, if it's on the inside it went for the the flesh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LItoAK View Post
    I started tying up some micro flesh on different sized hooks and fishing the bead above that. I figure this way the fish has a choice. If the hook is on the outside the fish went for the bead, if it's on the inside it went for the the flesh.
    i might take the boat down to seward and see if theres any silvers kickin around you know what i mean? hows homer life?

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    Trout bead bead hooks size 6 for 10mm and size 8 for 8mm. Burly hooks.

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    I love the size 8 Daiichi 1650. Sharp, good hooks. Straight eye.

    Does anyone worry that some of these hooks, ie the Gamakatsu may not rust out as well if they were to break off or need to be left in if deeply hooked? Obviously a bigger problem with Globugs, etc than a pegged bead. I feel better about using a common steel hook.

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    Tiemco Barbless Nymph hooks are the new business! Super sharp point, alls you have to do is lift your fingers for a hookset. Plus the bonus of barbless, easy release.

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    What's the number on that hook?

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    Quote Originally Posted by StreambornFishing View Post
    Tiemco Barbless Nymph hooks are the new business! Super sharp point, alls you have to do is lift your fingers for a hookset. Plus the bonus of barbless, easy release.
    Can you get these anywhere in Anchroage?

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