In terms of size, most manufacturers use a similar formula to establish the length of the shank. It's generally going to be 2 times the length of the gap plus the hook eye. Remember that the gap is the most important of the hook.
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Aventik wooden hook size gauge measure tool, it is the best quality hook/hackle gauge, Fits most of the common fly tying vise stems, it can determine hackle size and hook size. Size: 6.8*2.5*0.6cm / 2.72*1*0.26inch.
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This gauge tells you hackle size-to-shank length/hook gape accurately after the fly has been tied. Simply grasp the hook bend and pass the hackled portion back and forth through appropriate openings until finding the size that just barely touches or clears the very tips of the hackle collar.
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Use a smaller #6 or #4 for 1-2″ minnows and small leeches to target Perch and Crappie. Use the medium size #4 & #2 on larger 3-4″ minnows and jumbo leeches for Walleye. Lastly, the 1/0 is great with larger 4-6″ minnows used to target Pike and Bass.
The shaft of the hook also has a somewhat standard length. A #6 hook will generally have a shaft about five-eighths to seven-eighths of an inch long. If the number of the hook is followed by another number and an x, it signifies that the shaft is either longer or shorter than normal.
The absolute most common job for the hackle pliers is to hackle: grabbing a feather and wrapping it around the body, a shank or a post. The pliers have a good grip, allows you to control position and direction – and not least twist – of the feather. Some tyers can hardly wrap a hackle without this tool.
When fishing for walleye in the spring, using a live-bait presentation, snells with size 8 or 10 are common, while bass fishermen use 1/0 to 2/0 hooks for shiners or minnows. This particular hook is for worms of the plastic persuasion, and a mainstay for bass fishermen.
6 to No. 10 are most effective. Hooks with long shanks will allow you to more easily remove them from the bluegill's tiny mouth, and thin wire hooks work best for holding small baits. Live bait works especially well for bluegill.
Flies are annotated by size — the higher the number, the smaller the fly. Generally, nymphs and dry flies in size 16 to 12 are the most common, but size 20 or 22 dry flies are often used. Streamers in size 6 to 4 tend to be most useful.