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Is my fishing hook too big?

Asked: Brian Dinter, Last Updated:

The most important characteristic of a fish hook is its size. If a hook is too big, a smaller fish won't be able to get it in its mouth. You'll feel it strike but more than likely only end up with a hook stripped of its bait. If a hook is too small, a larger fish might swallow it entirely.

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