What does Bangarang mean by the hook


Fishhook types

Here you will find an overview of different hook types and variants. Of course there are other types and also manufacturer-specific features. We wanted to show you a selection of the most important hooks and explain their features and special features.

General hook


Another name for butthooks is flatfish hook. The long leg with its barbs allows the lugworms to be pulled up easily, which also keeps them securely on the hook. A butthook is particularly suitable for surf fishing on the coast.


The triple hook consists of three hook tips and is suitable for fishing for predatory fish. Treble hooks are often used in combination with artificial bait - either as an integral part of the spinner or as a so-called stinger for larger rubber fish. The special shape of the hook ensures that the hook is generally well hooked in the mouth and that a bad bite rarely occurs.


There are four types of carp hooks that are suitable for different situations. First there is a wider hook. This is ideal for floating baits that are also on the surface. The strongly curved shape also has the advantage that the hook hooks better in the fish, or the fish cannot simply detach from the hook.

The next hook has an eye turned outwards. In addition, the hook is particularly pointed and therefore offers more security, especially in weedy waters, and thus prevents incorrect bites. The last of the four hooks is longer and thinner and is best for use with basic bait.


Circle hooks are mainly used when fishing for coarse fish, as they hook themselves into the corner of the mouth without having to strike at the bite. This is achieved through the special shape of the hook. The tip has an approximately 90 ° turn to the thigh. When fishing, you should only make sure with the circular hook that the bait does not cover the entire hook, otherwise it cannot grip the fish properly by the lip or get stuck.


Eye hooks have the advantage that they are easy to tie and are therefore particularly suitable for beginners. They consist of a single hard point, a leg and a bow. The eye is located at the end of the leg and is used for fastening. These hooks are also available in different sizes and shapes, each of which is used to fish different types of fish.


Like the eye hook, the plate hook has only one hook tip. Instead of the hook eye, the leg end has the shape of a plate that is used to attach the cord. Since this is a bit more complex, you can usually buy the plate hooks with a tied leader. Like the eye hook, the plate hook is also used to fish different types of fish, depending on the size and shape of the hook.


Due to its special design, this hook is less noticeable than a twin or triple hook. As a result, the fish do not notice any unusual resistance. The additional hook ensures that incorrect bites are less common.


Protective hooks have no barbs and, according to their name, are suitable for "gentle" fishing. This allows hooks to be removed from the fish's mouth without damaging them. For this reason, protective hooks are used in so-called catch and release fishing, in which the fish is thrown back into the water after being caught.


The standout hook is a hook for drop-shot fishing. Due to its shape, the hook offers an easy way to mount it on the line so that it then stands perfectly horizontally in the water. This orientation of the hook is perfect for fishing with the drop-shot method.


A dough hook has a spiral at the height of the leg. This is used to ensure that the dough adheres securely to the hook. Both trout and coarse fish can be caught with batter.


Ideal for fishing with longer rubber fish. The Twinex hook is attached to the main hook, its eye or the swivel using a stinger. Then it lies on the back of the rubber bait and is fixed in the bait with the small hook on the eye.


As the name suggests, worm hooks were developed for fishing with bait worms. The barb ensures that the worm does not slip off the hook as easily. Different types of fish can be caught with a worm hook, such as B. carp or perch.


A twin hook consists of two hook tips. These types of hooks are particularly suitable for fishing with a dead bait fish. The additional hook also ensures that there is less chance of a bad bite and is less noticeable than the treble hook. In Germany you are only allowed to fish predatory fish with the twin hook.

Jig hook / jig head


Adapts well to the rubber bait (similar to a fish head jig hook). The slim shape offers little flow resistance and is particularly suitable for strong currents. It also sinks quickly to the bottom.


Erie jig hook with baitholder

The special shape of the jig head allows the jig to stand upright on ground contact and not tilt so easily. This makes it easier for predatory fish to suck it in from the ground and the risk of getting caught is reduced. It is very suitable in deeper waters and for vertical fishing.


As the name suggests, the football jig hook has the shape of a football. Similar to the Erie Jig, this jig sinks quickly to the bottom of the water and gives the bait a certain stability. The jig has a wider head and can therefore not tip over on the bottom of the water.


A normal jig hook is, so to speak, the basic jig hook model (without a jig head).


This jig hook consists of a lead or tungsten head, hooks and fringes. There are many different types of lead or tungsten (see other jig heads). The jig can also be fished in weed with a weedguard. The fringes are made of rubber, silicone, feathers, fiber material, fur, foils, etc. In the end, everything that glitters, glitters and flutters. The resulting, very noticeable effect provides a special attraction for predatory fish. Rubber jigs are ideal for fishing for perch.


One of the most popular and popular jig hooks because it is very variable and versatile. Consists of a spherical (round) lead head and the actual jig hook.


Round head jig hook with eye

The special thing about this jig head is the additional eye attached directly to the jig head. Eyes have a special attraction on fish, so this jig head has only been given an additional stimulus. The heads are usually available in different colors.


Round head jig hook with herb protection (Weedless)

The so-called Weedguard is special with this variant. This consists of plastic or a metal wire and offers the possibility to fish without a trailer even in very weedy waters. The disadvantage is that the additional "obstacle" can lead to more missed bites.


It consists of a lead weight with a screw spiral and the hook. The rubber bait is screwed onto the screw spiral and thus offers a much firmer hold than when the bait is drawn up normally.


These hooks are used when it is necessary for the rubber fish to stand clear of the ground. The reason for this is the flattened shape of the lead, which means that the heads cannot tip over, but instead stand up again and again with the hook bow up.

Offset hook


Are the standard for finesse fishing (drop-shot, Texas and Carolina rig, etc.). Thanks to the double kink behind the eye, the rubber bait can be mounted in such a way that the tip of the hook can "disappear" in the bait. The distance between the shank of the hook and the bait should be chosen so that the fish have enough leeway to push the bait into the hook arch and thus can be hooked properly at the first attempt.

Offset hooks are perfect for fishing in the cover. A lot of drooping ground, lots of water lilies or herbs in the water are therefore "no" obstacles when fishing.


Similar to a round head jig hook, the additional jig head serves as a weight to be able to fish the hook and the bait even in deeper water levels. You should only note that this type of construction is very rigid and may affect the play and running behavior of the rubber bait.


Offset hook with a square hook bow

On the one hand, this angular hook arch makes it difficult for the bait to slip and, on the other hand, it is often the case after a bite that the hook gets stuck in the fish's mouth at precisely this point, thus ensuring more safety here as well.


Weighted offset hooks are provided with an additional weight in the hook arch. This design is very inconspicuous and means that the hook and the bait sink to the bottom more quickly and further throws are also possible.


The widegap offset hook has a similar structure to the normal offset hook. It only has a larger hook arch. This makes it easier to mount thicker, more bulbous artificial baits.

For slim baits like artificial worms or creature baits, you prefer to use normal, elongated offset hooks.

Carp hook


The Wide Gape is a classic hook that can do a lot with. Due to the large arch, it holds a lot of meat and is difficult to pry out of the fish due to the rather short thighs. It can be used, for. B. for tied, braided or semi-stiff rigs for bottom bait or snowmen. These can be refined with a line aligner and an attachment on the hook shank.


This hook has something that cannot be found in any other carp hook. This is his outwardly curved eye. For this reason it is very well suited for stiff leader materials, because this mono or fluorocarbon material runs away from the hook at the optimal angle. The "rest of the" shape is like that of the Wide Gape Hook. As the name suggests, it is ideal for pop-up rigs such as the Chod-Rig, the Hinge-Stiff-Rig or the Multirig. But also bottom baits can be fished on tied, stiff rigs on this hook, which is particularly advantageous in the river.


Like the Wide Gape, the Curve Shank is a hook with many possible uses. Its curved shape makes it suitable for spinner / ronny rigs for fishing pop-ups. But you can also fish it normally tied through on soft material and use it for example. B. offer boilies, snowmen, particles and Co. with a piece of silicone hose on the thigh. This hook is also very suitable for the D-Rig.


Due to its very strong bend, wide arch and short legs, this hook is very well suited to be attached to a soft or semi-rigid material without a lot of frills. Even without shrink tubing, line aligners or similar. the result is a working rig for bottom bait and balanced delicacies. This hook can also be used very well for pop-ups on the spinner / ronnie rig.


This hook rotates very quickly in the fish's mouth and is actually the perfect hook for bottom bait. It can be fished as a blow-back rig or with a fixed attachment, i.e. a piece of silicone hose or a whipping knot, on the shank of the hook. It can be made more aggressive with a kicker or short line aligner. Why the hook is only "actually" the best hook for bottom bait is that it has a fairly long lever, which is why fish can free themselves relatively quickly. B. stuck in the herb.

The use in waters in which many small specimens of our target fish are to be expected is also rather poor. Due to their fast movements, the hook works a lot in the fish's mouth and can injure it unnecessarily.

It is very important when fishing for carp that the point of the hook is very sharp. If it is not, the fish can suck up the bait and may not be hooked.
Resharpening is easy with the right files and a little practice and skill.

Fish hook sizes

The sizes of the fishhooks are divided into two groups: For the "small hooks" the following applies: the larger the fishhook, the smaller the number of the size designation. A hook with size 12 is therefore smaller than the one with size 4. From hook size 1, the "big hook", it is the other way around. The following applies to the large hooks: the larger the number, the larger the hook.
The change in the sequence can be recognized by the syntax of the number: Up to one it was "normal" numbers, from one the number is marked with / 0. A size 4/0 fish hook is smaller than the 6/0.

Fishing hook size chart

In the table below you will find the typical hook sizes, with a selection of suitable target fish and baits.



The images demonstrate the size differences and are exemplary. With smaller screens (on mobile phones or tablets) the images of the larger hooks are reduced so that the differences are unfortunately no longer visible or incorrect.