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#11413835 - 02/14/16 03:53 PM What size fly hooks for what fish ?
RonL Offline
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Registered: 07/09/14
Posts: 431
Loc: W.Texas
I been looking at thousands of flies on amazon and other places selling flies . I don't have a fly hook chart so hoping maybe someone here can help by telling me the size fly hooks for what fish is best size ? Like in a top water popper for medium size bass what's best hook size and for pan fish what hook size and crappie what hook size ? I got a fly assortment for trout I'm looking at to buy but they are smaller than what I use for medium bass and panfish .
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#11413849 - 02/14/16 04:03 PM Re: What size fly hooks for what fish ? [Re: RonL]
RexW Offline
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Registered: 09/24/02
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Loc: Sherman, TX
There are no rules.

Big fish will eat small flies, and small fish will try to eat large flies.

You got a 5wt right? Starting out I wouldn't go larger than an 8 until you get experience casting the new rod. Larger flies are more challenging to cast. So, I'd start with easier sizes.

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#11413910 - 02/14/16 04:59 PM Re: What size fly hooks for what fish ? [Re: RonL]
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8 a good place to start. As far as clousers go I have caught very small gills 8in and 8 pound bass as well as stripers hybrids gar carp buffalo and goos on a size 6 chartreuse and white. They are stream lined and cast just as well on my three wt. starting out I would also look at buggers from size 12-6 they will catch anything that eats meat. As well as fishing running water for bass some craw patterns. One thing I can't stress enough high quality florocarbon tippet and learn a double surgeons loop to attach. I have quit buying 9 foot leaders and have gone to the 7 1/2 foot leader so I can add the florocarbon that I want. Fishing subsurface it helps get the flys down as it sinks and it is almost invisible under water allowing you to use heavier line then you could with mono
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#11414011 - 02/14/16 06:07 PM Re: What size fly hooks for what fish ? [Re: RonL]
RonL Offline
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Thanks for the info Rex and Robert. I'll try following those guidelines and when buying flies. My old rod and line was 7/8 wt and I used some fairly small flies but didn't know the hook size.
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