Posted by Tom L. on November 30, 2001 at 21:17:39:
In Reply to: Question on size/type hook fishing with threadfin for smallies posted by Kerry Copeland on November 30, 2001 at 20:37:28:
Thought I would pass along what works for me. I normally use the Eagle Claw Classic type 084 plain shank bronze hook, size #4, about 95% of the time for 3-4" minnows. Occasionally, I go to a size #2 with larger minnows, but you will get hung up more with the larger hook. I hook the minnow through the top lip. Use ice cream salt in your minnow tank to keep them lively. Or better yet, go the the local farmer's Co-Op and buy a 40 lb. bag of cattle salt, which is the consistancy of table salt. It works better than ice cream salt. A bag only cost about $3. As for weight size, you have to experiment with it, depending on amount of current. I usually start out with about 1/8 oz. size. Crimp about 2 ft. above the hook. Hope this helps.
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