How to measure treble hook size?

Round band treble fishing hook

How to measure treble hook size?

Round band treble fishing hook

Introduction: How to measure treble hook size?

Many people ask what size treble hooks are best for fishing. There are a lot of different sizes out there, but the most common range from #6 to #10. A good rule of thumb is to match your hook size with the fish you’re trying to catch. For example, if you’re trying to catch largemouth bass, then an #1 to 2/0 treble hook would be appropriate when going for trout, a size #12 would be perfect.

For detailed treble, hooks sizes check out our treble hook size chart

How are hook sizes measured?

Hook sizes are measured by the length of wire in millimeters. The higher the treble hook size, the smaller the hook will be. For example, a #12 treble is much smaller than a #2 treble hook.


How big is a size 18 treble hook?

A treble hook with a size of 18 (#18) would be around 9.25mm long, and 6.35mm in width (gap). It’s very small in comparison to other treble hook sizes.


What size treble hooks are on a Rapala?

Rapala’s most common treble hook is the size of #8, which is around 16.20mm long, and 13.46mm width (gap). This would be perfect for bass fishing or pan fishing.


What are treble hook sizes?

Treble hook sizes are the length and width of treble hooks. They range in size from #20 to 2/0, with most trebles being anywhere between a #6- #10 treble.


Are treble hooks bad for bass?

Treble hooks are popular with bass anglers fishing for bass since they catch much more fish. However, treble hooks can damage the mouth and lip of a fish if not handled properly.


Are treble hooks better than single?

Treble hooks can be quite dangerous because trebles are more likely to snag on anything. This is the main reason why most anglers prefer single-hook lures. However, treble hooks have their place in fishing as well for different reasons such as being able to afford bigger fish that will weigh more or produce higher action with trebles.


Do treble hooks hurt fish?

If you are asking this question, I can assume that you intend to practice catch and release fishing, and if so, treble hooks are not recommended…

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Circle hook
What are circle hooks used for

Circle hooks are designed to be used with circle, round or oval shaped baits. The circle hook will rotate in the fish’s mouth until it is securely hooked.

barbless circle hook
What is a Circle Hook for Fishing?

A “Circle Hook” has a shape of a circle and may be used as a bait for fishing for larger predators such as bass and walleye

Some fishermen prefer them because they release from the mouth more easily than ordinary J-hooks that are shaped like Js or have two points at their ends.

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What size circle hooks for surf fishing?

Since man first learned how to take fish from the water, the circle hook has been around. From the bone beginnings of anglers in the Pacific Northwest to modern, high tensile models available for the inshore angler, the circle hook has certainly had a serious effect on the hook and saltwater fishing market.
There are some as far south as Key West, Fla., using circle hooks for everything from bridling for big offshore to bottom fishing on the flats for the occasional shark.