Gone Fishin' blogger Dr. Todd Kuhn explains how to use 21 essential fishing hooks.
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Fishing hooks have been around for centuries; playing a vital role in providing food and commerce. Throughout time, hooks have been made from bones, shells, wood, stone, bronze and steel.
The oldest known hooks were recently unearthed by archeologists in a Jerimalai cave in East Timor, Australia. Through radiocarbon dating of the surrounding soil, scientists have estimated that these relics are between 16,000 to 23,000 years old.
Since then, we’ve come a long way in hook design. Here’s a guide to the most popular fishing hooks on the market and what situations and species they can be used for.