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Old 01-23-2015, 12:16 PM   #2
Rockfish9
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I use # 4 Gamagatsu live bait ( they are a salt water hook) they have short shank ,thick shank and large ringed eye .... which make it easy to tie a palomer knot with stiff fingers and old eyes.. because I mainly use live smelt for rainbow trout and white perch, this hook is good for either..I used to use #6 Gamagatsu octopus style but I actually straightened 2 hooks on large ( lakes region NH) trout .. it was enough for me to make the change...

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