lol...most of my stuff is non red...i remembered some1 was ask'n about red hooks a while bk n 2day i bumped into the article...i decided 2 post it upI jumped on the red "everything" kraz when it first came out. Red Cajun line, red hooks, red beads. It worked, still does but I don't use it exclusively anymore...in fact I bet 80-90% of my stuff is non red.
Back in Massachusetts, Quaboag Pond, dude had a pike hit a red circle hook on a tip up -- no bait on it. Completely bare.
Pretty nice pike, too. I try to use red hooks when I can.
Not much of a head scratcher there. The Taylor tailwater section is full of chironomid larvae which many are red and about the size of a hook.I talked to a couple of fly guys on the taylor once that said that is what they were using and catching fish. ??????
Have not tried that technique myself...