There are a number of different types of fishing hooks available, such as Aberdeen hooks, bait hooks, circle hooks, jig hooks, octopus hooks, Siwash hooks, treble hooks and worm hooks. Each type of hook is designed to hold different baits and catch a number of different fish, and they can be tied directly to a fishing line or attached to artificial lures. They can also be used for different fishing styles like casting or fly fishing.Continue Reading
Most hooks are useful in both freshwater and saltwater; in oceans, seas, lakes, ponds and rivers; and at the water's edge or in deep water. There are several different parts to a hook, including the point and eye. Point styles include hollow, knife edge, needle point, rolled-in and spear while eye types include looped, needle, ringed and tapered. Besides type, hooks are marketed by size, with the smallest being in the 26, 28, 30 and 32 range and the largest hooks being in the 18/0, 19/0 and 20/0 range. Although most hooks are "J" shaped, there are many variations.