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rnvinc
10-08-2016, 09:26 AM
Some swear by red hooks ...

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Rickie

stormcloud
10-08-2016, 10:08 AM
All I can say is, I've caught several fish while laying my poles out and before I put the bait on. I don't know that it makes
much difference but I know it's not hurting anything. I am partial to red 1/0 sickles.

rnvinc
10-08-2016, 10:13 AM
So I found that a TruTurn style bend in a hook blank (214EL in this case) allows dipping the hook shank in powder paint ... without getting paint on the eye ... nor on the barb ...

Therefore allowing experimenting with different colors on minnow hooks ... besides the standard red or gold ...

(And still have the "bend ability" of the 214EL bronze) ...

Rickie

genec
10-08-2016, 01:12 PM
Rickie,did not think you had time to play with hooks,:Rofl

rnvinc
10-08-2016, 01:29 PM
Rickie,did not think you had time to play with hooks,:Rofl

That's for sure ...

I need to be milling aluminum parts ... :yikes

Rickie

bowhunter63
10-08-2016, 01:30 PM
I use them more then the gold now.Maybe a confidence thing,But they work.

rnvinc
10-08-2016, 03:55 PM
Maybe a confidence thing,But they work.

That's kinda the idea here ...

I wonder if I can gain confidence in a chartreuse or orange minner hook ... :dono

Rickie

CrappiePappy
10-08-2016, 04:21 PM
I'm betting those colors will stay on longer than the "painted" commercial ones. I've seen them in red & chartreuse, but not "orange" ... you may be on to something there, Rickie !!

sinkermaker
10-08-2016, 09:19 PM
Red is the color I like

wannabe fisherman
10-09-2016, 04:37 AM
Rickie + thinking again = oh oh !! what's next !!

Ketchn
10-09-2016, 05:55 AM
interesting for sure ....

NIMROD
10-09-2016, 11:22 AM
I'm not a big believer in red hooks. Funny how line makers say red line is invisable to fish . Some say red is first color to disappear in water depths on color charts ? Confused how we are told by hook and lure makers it helps then told by others red disappears once in the water. :scratchhead

deathb4disco
10-09-2016, 11:43 AM
Funny how line makers say red line is invisable to fish . Some say red is first color to disappear in water depths on color charts ? Confused how we are told by hook and lure makers it helps then told by others red disappears once in the water. :scratchhead

It's almost as if they just want to sell us new stuff we don't really need. ;)

CrappiePappy
10-09-2016, 01:18 PM
I'm not a big believer in red hooks. Funny how line makers say red line is invisable to fish . Some say red is first color to disappear in water depths on color charts ? Confused how we are told by hook and lure makers it helps then told by others red disappears once in the water. :scratchhead

Line is transparent - hook is opaque (more reflective)

.... red doesn't "disappear", but is perceived as grey at certain depths and blends in with the background darkness. ALL colors are seen/perceived differently at different depths, depending on the wave length of the color. Red is the weakest (least energetic) wave length color in the visible spectrum, so it doesn't reflect its color back as well as the other colors.

But, yeah ... the hype is mostly a sales pitch, based on those principals.