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How much damage does your hooks make?

Big hooks makes bigger lesions on the fish compared to smaller hooks: The deeper the hookpoint penetrate, the higher is the risk of cutting deeper lying major bloodvessels or making lethal damages on organs such as heart or brain. In order to put comparative figures on the potential lesions from different hooks, I have measured the exact proportions of some of the most popular salmonid hooks for spin- and flyfishing and calculated the potential acreage and volume of the wounds. Text and photos: Jens Bursell

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