Variety is something that is necessary in order to really enjoy a day out fishing, and this variety extends to all parts of your fishing tackle, from baits and lures to rods, reels, line, and hooks. Variety will mean that if you are having no luck fishing on one kind of set up, you can switch until you find a rig that will work for the fish that day.
Fishing hook kits are a great way to make sure that you have the opportunity to try a number of different set ups on a day out fishing for salmon, trout, or other species.
The advantages of a hook kit
Hook kits, as mentioned above, mean that you have several options when it comes to fishing rigs, and also that you have the opportunity to change a faulty hook with a new one. How many of us have gotten out in a boat and then realized that one of our favorite set ups was tarnished with a hook showing some rust?
With several more hooks at your disposal, you can replace it without missing a beat in the day. The same holds true when your leader or line gets snapped by an aggressive fish, on the rocks, or by another boat. Without backup supplies, your day would be done!
Another advantage of buying hooks in a kit is that there will be a reduction of the overall cost. Buying in bulk always means lower prices per unit, and although hooks aren’t too expensive, every cent saved goes towards the pricier aspects of fishing.
What to look for in a hook kit
The first thing to look for in good fishing hook kits is a great package. These kits should always come with a compartmentalized case, separating the different styles of hooks from each other as well as keeping split rings or bait set ups separate. Organization is key so that you spend more time fishing and less time poking around a tackle box. You should also make sure that the case included as the kit fits nicely into your own tackle box.
Next, take a look at the contents of the kit. Most kits will come with just one hook style, be it treble, single, or whatever. The difference will be in the length of the shank or perhaps the color of the hook. Kits will also have split rings for getting a few hooks onto the same line and a pair of split ring pliers to assist with the tasks. There are also some kits on the market that include files to sharpen any hooks that have gone dull (sharpening dull hooks is a good way to pass some time between bites when you are out drifting, mooching, or trolling).
Fishing hook kits are a great way to save a little bit of time and a little bit of money. When angling for any species, be it trout, salmon, pike, or bass, it can seem that both are in limited supply, so every bit you can save is worth it.