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What's the concensus on using Corkies? It seems that they are widely used in the US, but i've never seen one on the Vedder. If you used them in combination with roe or wool, would your hook not float straight up from the lead, thusly tangling around your main line?

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You can use different size corkies for different size hooks. It all depends on how far you want that hook to float up. Bigger hooks are heavier thus you may need to use larger corkies for it to float higher. If you are not successful with that size, change it up and use a smaller or even larger one. When you start hooking fish because of the better level of presentation, you will have the proper combination.
 
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Thanks for the replies guys. For a 1/0 hook with a small tuft of wool, approximately what size corkie would you use? Do you just thread them on a line or do you have to jam them on with a toothpick like a fly fishing strike indicator?

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Also, I guess what I am really wondering is why use them to begin with? Other than to add an egg-shaped lure in front of the hook, is their other practical purposes to them?

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besides the colouring you can buy for corkies the best thing for them is to keep your hook from banging the bottom (short floating also does this) therefore keeping you with a sharp hook all day. with a 1/0 hook i would use a medium size corkie. i use that size with a 2/0 in the fraser for socks and springs and it works great ;D

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intead of using corkies try shortening your float a few more inches so that your wool/roe/blade or what have you is in the strike zone at all times. thats the best rather than trying to float your hook up. I go with the "find bottom, raise it a foot" technique
 

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Sometimes i have had wicked results using corkies on top of a 2 inch threaded worm for steelhead. Especially in the faster water. Makes the worm dance a little more.
 
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Thanks for the explanation Hook. The same site that I go to that advocates using corkies so much also has members that use 3-4 long leaders. I guess they would have problems with the hooks banging off rocks.

BMV, thanks for the tip on EZeggs. I'll definitely try them.

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