Totally appreciate you point about cheap hooks Rob and I genuinely wouldn't recommend them if they didn't do the job.Kamasam B130 in size 8 or 10 for barbed hooks.
Hanak H260bl in size 8 or 10 for barbless.
The above hooks are the best available in my opinion....
Fansa or Doku snap or bend out much too easily for my liking, I wouldn't use them.
Fulling Mill Comp Heavyweight size 10 ( available in barbless or barbed ) is a good easily sourced alternative .......its basically a Kamasan B175 in a different packet.
I can't understand anyone ever buying cheap hooks off Facebook or Ebay or a non recognised brand - you're saving about 8 pence per hook and the quality is often very questionable......get the very best available for the job and you can't go wrong
Those look the part pentlandfly, like 6 ounce leads. I’ll give them a try I think, where do you get them?
Only these barbless meat hooks in stock, https://www.anglers-lodge.co.uk/product/partridge-patriot-stillwater-wide-barbless-hook-sww/Those look the part pentlandfly, like 6 ounce leads. I’ll give them a try I think, where do you get them?