Tuna hook tips




Ask the experts. People who have caught tuna for many years and are successful are ideal. They will know the best size and type of hook to use

• If expert advice is not available, ask yourself which type of tuna you are after. The size of the fish being sought determines the size of the hook you will use

• The basic rule of thumb is that the smaller the fish the smaller the hook

• There is no universal hook size but the measurement used commonly and certainly in the USA is where the larger the hook size [32] the smaller the hook

• The range of hook sizes commonly used is from smallest to largest as follows – 32, 30, 28, 26, 24, 22, 20, 18, 16, 14, 12, 11, 10, 8, 6, 4, 2, 1, 1/0, 2/0, 3/0, 4/0, 5/0, 6/0, 7/0, 8/0, 9/0, 10/0, 11/0, 12/0, 13/0, 14/0, 15/0, 16/0, 17/0, 18/0, and 19/0



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