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Fish hooks

  1. Jun 7, 2007 #1
    I would like to know if it is possible to make a hook that would be transparent. I think this would be attractive to fishermen.
     
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  3. Jun 7, 2007 #2

    turbo

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    Well, can you find a workable (mechanically) material that has the tensile strength of steel? I have caught thrashing, flailing salmon several pounds in weight on size 20 and smaller hooks that are so tiny they are hard to attach to a leader. That's pretty impressive strength for such a tiny object.
     
  4. Jun 7, 2007 #3

    Danger

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    I'm sure that something marginally workable could be developed, but I really don't see a reason for it. Fish don't have incredibly keen eyesight to start with. It's far simpler to just continue imbedding the hooks in bait or lures. It's worked pretty well for a few thousand years.
     
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