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whats better for carp fishing: circle or treble hooks?


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#1 mbrogan87

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Posted September 10 2009 - 9:18 PM

what hooks have a better hooking percentage? i would assume treble, but is it easy for carp to see these hooks in a clear water lake?


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#2 kywesk

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Posted September 10 2009 - 10:49 PM

i use treble hooks. but small ones. i also find trebles to hold on bread better. bread is my go to bait for them. i just rip a piece off and mold it around the treble and it stays on much longer then a regular hook.


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#3 lichum

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Posted September 11 2009 - 12:43 AM

i use treble hooks. but small ones. i also find trebles to hold on bread better. bread is my go to bait for them. i just rip a piece off and mold it around the treble and it stays on much longer then a regular hook.


That's how we used treble hooks for carp.
On LI NY.


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#4 Drako

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Posted September 11 2009 - 9:14 AM

i have never had trouble catching carps on a single hook...
IMO we have grass carps down here and they are a pain to try and hook up
with...plus you have
to be able to keep the piece of bread floating with a hook in it, so they will
hit it...
and a treble hook would just be to heavy for the way we fish for them...


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#5 Prefessa

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Posted September 11 2009 - 9:21 AM

what hooks have a better hooking percentage? i would assume treble, but is it easy for carp to see these hooks in a clear water lake?


NEITHER...A circle hook will have you miss alot of bites and a treble causes too much lip damage.

A Hair Rig is the way to go. With this rig the carp will blow the bait in and out just like a goldfish in a bowl, On the way out the hook will prick its lip and panic. At that point the fish is already hooked so if you don't have a baitfeeder or your drag set real loose you will loose your rod.

Go the the carpanglers group website and you will have step by step instructions on tying a Hair n' Bolt Rig. The Hits on these rigs are ferocious!!! Its a site to see!


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#6 stripeman103

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Posted September 11 2009 - 3:10 PM

Personally these hooks both have different uses I normally use a plain size # 8 baitholder hook when fishing with corn for carp circle hooks are excellent with hair rigs but that's about it in my opinion and trebles work well with dough baits and other mouldable baits. So it all depends what you are using.


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#7 Quadbox60

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Posted September 13 2009 - 11:08 PM

what hooks have a better hooking percentage? i would assume treble, but is it easy for carp to see these hooks in a clear water lake?

I wouid have to agree with the other guys . about the use of small treble hooks because you have more surface area to hold the bait on.


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#8 quan808

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Posted September 14 2009 - 12:44 AM

i use treble hooks. but small ones. i also find trebles to hold on bread better. bread is my go to bait for them. i just rip a piece off and mold it around the treble and it stays on much longer then a regular hook.

Yep, high % of hookups and easy to mold white bread. The absolute best bait and stays on forever.


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Posted September 14 2009 - 7:41 AM

NEITHER...A circle hook will have you miss alot of bites and a treble causes too much lip damage.

A Hair Rig is the way to go. With this rig the carp will blow the bait in and out just like a goldfish in a bowl, On the way out the hook will prick its lip and panic. At that point the fish is already hooked so if you don't have a baitfeeder or your drag set real loose you will loose your rod.

Go the the carpanglers group website and you will have step by step instructions on tying a Hair n' Bolt Rig. The Hits on these rigs are ferocious!!! Its a site to see!

Good Post Prefessa!

Circle hooks work when free lineing bread.

Trebles cause harm to the fish so I wouldnt even use one, I would almost consider it cheating.

Stick with single hooks and learn how to tie a hair rig. Your catching will INCREASE!!


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Posted September 14 2009 - 8:13 AM

Good Post Prefessa!

Circle hooks work when free lineing bread.

Trebles cause harm to the fish so I wouldnt even use one, I would almost consider it cheating.

Stick with single hooks and learn how to tie a hair rig. Your catching will INCREASE!!


Trebles really destroy there mouths, i dont use them either.
Rippinlips, thanks for all that advice, ive caughten over thirty fish here in Boston the last 2 weeks.


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Posted September 14 2009 - 8:55 AM

Rippinlips, thanks for all that advice, ive caughten over thirty fish here in Boston the last 2 weeks.


Well done Sam! Please send me a PM with your results, jut curious where you did best.


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Posted September 14 2009 - 11:25 AM

Trebles really destroy there mouths, i dont use them either.
Rippinlips, thanks for all that advice, ive caughten over thirty fish here in Boston the last 2 weeks.

Single hooks over here(circle and regular) have left some carp lips pretty bloody. I'd hate to see what a treble hook would do to their fleshy mouths.


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Posted September 24 2009 - 7:21 AM

i have to say i never ripped up or destroyed a carp's mouth with a treble. i mean not much more damage than what a regular hook would do.


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Posted September 24 2009 - 10:52 AM

NEITHER...A circle hook will have you miss alot of bites and a treble causes too much lip damage.



A Hair Rig is the way to go. With this rig the carp will blow the bait in and out just like a goldfish in a bowl, On the way out the hook will prick its lip and panic. At that point the fish is already hooked so if you don't have a baitfeeder or your drag set real loose you will loose your rod.



Go the the carpanglers group website and you will have step by step instructions on tying a Hair n' Bolt Rig. The Hits on these rigs are ferocious!!! Its a site to see!





Prefessa is absolutely correct.


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Posted October 01 2009 - 12:57 AM

Treble with spring holds the peanut butter or stink bait (for cats) better.


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