Hooks for chovies?

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  1. Abaco

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    What hooks are suggested for flylining anchovies? Any favorites? Last time I used anchovies was many years ago fishing for stripers in the bay (S.F.) and am guessing I might see them again in a couple months in S.D.

    Is there a name for the syndrome that takes your brain over as a L.R. trip approaches? I use "GAS" for gear acquisition syndrome, for example...
     
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    I still use good old Mustad 94150's.
     
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    Mustad 94150. Inexpensive but very effective. I always carry size 4 and up. Specific hook size depends on the bait you have on your trip but probably size 2 or 4. Good luck!
     
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    10-15 hooks each pending on days of trip.

    Live Bait Hook R94140BLN 2-4/0

    Hoodlum 4X R10827BLN 1/0-6/0
     
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    Depends on the target species, but #4, #2, 1/) are your best bet. Ringed hooks are better than non-ringed IMO for natural bait presentation
     
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    I had a 20# rigged with a Size 2 hook on my last trip. Never touched it. The boat just used the chovy for chum and nice sized mackerel for hook bait.
     
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    Thanks guys.
     
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    check out the classified's 'i'm selling every thing you will need .
     
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    Know what ya mean...GAS is a good term for that just because you also burn a shitload of gas driving around town to meet up for deals or to different tackle stores to pickup last minute gear. But hey, anticipation is part of the fun!

    I have these hooks by Penn who licensed i think eagle claw a few years back...they used to sell them at sports authority...called "chovy hooks"...same style as 9451's but seem a lot lighter...pretty darn sharp too. I have yet to try them out, need to break them out and start packing them in my tackle box. Eagle claw has a live bait lazer sharp hook that is a like a little live bait style hook. It is kind of like the same diameter as an octopus hook, but shaped like a mosquito hook. I wouldn't fish them with more than 20-25 lb.
     
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    :jig:I used to use Mustad 92676 (silver) and 92677 (bronze)...#2's and #4's...GAS ??? me it is "old age"...and lots of "mileage"...
     

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