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    Guys i am tying up some hoochies for Silvers in the salt. What size hooks should i be using?

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    I usually use 5/0 hooks for my hootchie rigs. Here is a link to the same topic a few weeks back. http://forums.outdoorsdirectory.com/...ad.php?t=45806
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    • #3
      4 or 5/0 Gamakatsu's....I swear by 'em. Won't use any other hook at this point.

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      • #4
        i use a single 7/0 for coho, a 5/0 and a 4/0 for kings.
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        • #5
          My hootchie rigs use the 5/0, 6/0 Gamakatsu solid tie mooching rigs.

          -Case
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          • #6
            I smoke kings/cohos on two 4/0 gamas tied solid on a 30lb leader. I'm thinking I'll go a little bigger on the hooks this year though as I've used up my box of 4/0 hooks.
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            • #7
              The 30# leader is great as it's the heaviest I've found that is still "limp" enough to give the action I'm looking for. The larger 5/6/0 hooks I'm using make releasing small kings a bit easier, and the hooks don't tend to foul in my net as much...

              -Case
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              • #8
                Case,

                Have you heard about a 15% reduction in Kings salmon from last year for the sport fleet? I keep hearing about it but I haven't seen it in writing yet. The sport fleet didn't hardly catch any kings last year!
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                • #9
                  fishing for keeps?

                  If your going to keep the silvers use 5/0 open eye mustads with a small barrel attached. If your going to release the silvers go to a smaller hook, the smaller hook will do less damage.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by kodiakcombo View Post
                    If your going to keep the silvers use 5/0 open eye mustads with a small barrel attached. If your going to release the silvers go to a smaller hook, the smaller hook will do less damage.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by CanCanCase View Post
                      My hootchie rigs use the 5/0, 6/0 Gamakatsu solid tie mooching rigs.

                      -Case
                      I usually use the 4/0-5/0 combo, but I've had luck with the 3/0-4/0, 5/0-6/0, and single hook mooching rigs with 4/0 and 5/0. Never treid the single hook rig with a 6/0, though it would no doubt work. The biggest king I've caught (my avatar) was on a single 3/0 gama, so you never know....

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by 270ti View Post
                        Case,

                        Have you heard about a 15% reduction in Kings salmon from last year for the sport fleet? I keep hearing about it but I haven't seen it in writing yet. The sport fleet didn't hardly catch any kings last year!
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                        -Case
                        M/V CanCan - 34' SeaWolf - Bandon, OR
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