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types of presentation hooks

27 Most Common Types of Fishing Hooks

j hook

The “J” hook gets its name from its recognizable J shape. It is one of the most common and verstile hooks used for fishing. It can be fished using many different methods and techniques. It can be fished with a variety of live, dead, and soft plastics baits.

The most common coatings for J hooks are black, tin and red. Black J hooks use hardened steel, are sharp, and have a relatively thin diameter. They provide superior penetration when taken by a hungry fish. Tin J hooks offer superior corrosion resistance. They are thicker in diameter then black hooks and use hardened steel. Their points may dull over time and require sharpening for optimum performance. The red color of th hook is thought to mimic the color of wound prey.

It is not uncommon for fish to swallow the J hook whole and for it to set deep in within the fish. This can increase mortality rate and is not ideal for catch and release. When set deep, the fishing line also runs across the fish’s teeth where it can be severed allowing the hooked fish to escape. When using a J hook to target teethy fish it’s advisable to use a strong leader wire that is bite resistant.

J hooks are available with a barb or in a barbless variety. While barbed J hooks have greater holding power, they also can do more damage to the fish. When swallowed they can puncture internal organs and are difficult to remove. Barbless J hooks are ideal for catch and release as they do not traumatize the fish and allow for quick, easy release back into the water.

J hooks are ideal for fish that do not turn away after a strike. For fish that turn away after a strike, other hooks such as the Circle hook are more effective. J hooks also tend to be more effective with fast eating fish. J hooks are ideal for fishing both freshwater and saltwater game fish species including giant tuna, wahoo, sailfish, marlin, mahi mahi, bass, catfish and perch, to name just a few.

Baitholder Hook

baitholder hook

The baitholder hook, also referred to as a “bait hook”, is designed to hold bait securely on the hook. There are 2 barbs on the baitholder hook located on the shank that keep the bait from coming off. It’s a very versatile, effective hook that is used for targeting multipe varieties of game fish species in many different conditions. In rough waters the baitholder will keep your bait on the hook and keep your fish from getting away when you get a bite.

As effective as it is, the bards on the baitholder can cause a lot of damage to a fish. If you’re planning to catch and release, the Bait Holder is not the best hook choice. The baitholder is a common go to hook for beginning and novice fisherman unfamiliar with other hook types. However, it’s also popular among experienced anglers.

The baitholder hook is used primary with live or dead natural bait such as worms, insects, clams, shrimp, cut fish, etc. Baitholder hooks come in narrow or wide gape varieties. Baitholder hooks with a narrow shank are ideal for thin baits such as worms. Wide gape baitholder hooks are ideal for use with larger baits to attract larger fish.

jig hook

A jig hook is a standard J style hook where the eye of the hook located at the end of the shank is bent in toward the barb at a 60 or 90 degree angle. J hooks can be used with different fishing methods but are commonly used for fly fishing.

Jig hooks offer several advantages over standard fish hooks. Since the eye is set at an angle to the shank, the hook makes more motion as it moves through the water, whereby getting the attention of hungry fish. Jig hooks are also less likely to snag than standard hooks. They ride with the hook point up and are less likely to snag on vegetation, rocks or the bottom.

Many jig hooks are barbless. Barbless jig hooks have a long barbless point (spear) that provides better penetration and holding power for trout fishing. More often than not, a barbless jig hook will penetrate the mouth of the trout near the roof or corner where there is less bone. Not only does a barbless jig hook penetrate and hold, it is easier to remove and far less damaging to the fish.

The jig hook also provides more weight options than a standard J style nymph used for fly fishing trout. The jig hook can fit a broader range of bead sizes. This allows an angler to have the same size fly in several weights by adjusting the bead count.

Weedless Hook

Weedless Hook

A weedless hook is a hook with a guard to prevent the hook from snagging on vegetation and debris as it rides through the water. The guard extends from the eye of the hook to the point and is typically constructed with a light gauge wire or plastic. When fish strike the weedless hook, the guard bends inward toward the shank revealing the hook point which sets in the fish’s mouth.

Weedless fish hooks are ideal for ponds, lakes and other water systems with dense vegetation. Weedless hooks are particulary useful when you want to fish soft plastics in areas of heavy vegetation. They allow your bait to travel deeper in the water column without the fear of snagging or losing your hook. Weedless hooks also promote a more solid set in a fish’s mouth. Once set, it’s difficult for a fish to expel the hook.

As with most hooks, weedless hooks come in a variety of styles and sizes. When selecting a weedless hook, you’ll need to take into account the same considerations—such as fish species and bait size—as when using other hook styles. Ultimately, the real benefit of the weedless hook is that it allows you to spend more time fishing and less time dealing with snags and lost hooks.

Wide Gap Hook

wide gap hook

“Gap” is the distance between the hook point and hook shank. You should always match the hook gap to the size and type of bait you’ll be using. As the name suggests, a wide gap hook has a relatively large distance between the point and shank. A wide gap hook (WGH) is designed to accomodate large baits such as worms, creature baits, soft plastics and oversized swimbaits.

Wide gap hooks come in different styles and designs depending on the intended fishing method and manufacturer. Some wide gap hooks come with a slightly reversed hook point to maintain bait on the hook during hookset. A popular stype of wide gap hook is the EWG (Extra Wide Gap). This hook is used with bulkier soft plastics like tube jigs and beaver style baits. EWGs are popular among bass anglers as the line tie and hook point align with each other making the EWG somewhat weedless and less likely to snag than other hook designs.

Some of the most popular bass fishing rigs for wide gap hooks include the Texas rig and Carolina rig .

Weedless Wide Gap Hook

weedless wide gap hook

The weedless wide gap hook is exactly what you’d assume, a wide gap hook with a guard extending from the eye of the hook to the point preventing the hook from snagging on weeds, vegetation and other debris as it pulls through the water.

Like a standard wide gap hook, the weedless wide gap hook exhibits a greater distance between the point and shank than a traditional J style hook. The weedless wide gap hook can accomodate bulkier style baits such as large worms, soft plastics, tube baits, creature baits and swimbaits. It is ideal for targeting larger fish that feed and forage near vegetation, debris and cover.

The weedless wide gap hook is used primarily in freshwater to target a variety of game fish including Bass , Perch , Northern Pike and Walleye . The weedless wide gap hook is a common hook used with Texas Rigs and Carolina Rigs.

Treble Hook

treble hook

The treble hook is one of the most distinguishable of all bait hooks. It is a fish hook with three hooks that share a single shank. Each shank is equidistant apart at a 120 degree angle to one another. Because it has three points, it’s easy to hook a biting a fish. However, the hooks on a treble don’t typically penetrate as deep or secure as a single J style hook, making it easier for a fish to expel the hook before you reel in your catch.

Treble hooks are are commonly used with topwater fishing lures, jerkbaits, metal jibs/spoons and crankbaits. They are also used with soft body swimbaits, live bait rigs, or they can be fished alone with dough baits when targeting trout, perch and catfish. Treble hooks tend to snag easily are not ideal for fishing dense vegetation or cover.

The treble hook comes in varying sizes, strengths, shank lengths and hook bends. Treble hooks with shorter shanks are often fished using hard baits in weeds and vegetation. Because the hook points are closer to the bait body they do snag as easily. Treble hooks with a shorter shank also tend to hold fish better once set in the mouth. Another popular style is the bend treble hook. The bend treble hook has hook points the run perfectly parallel to the shank creating a round bend in the hook and making it easier to hook hook fish that are not fully commited to taking the bait.

There are certain states where the use of treble hooks is regulated. You should be able to fish most lakes and ponds with a treble hook, but you’ll want to check local regulations before using a treble hook to fish trout streams and rivers. Several states prohibit fishing with a treble hook when using live bait.

Weighted Treble Hook

weighted treble hook

A weighted treble hook is simply a standard treble hook with a weight cast around the shank. Weighted treble hooks are designed for snagging fish from the bottom of the water column. They are also useful for retrieving objects from the bottom. As with traditional treble hooks there are laws prohibiting and regulating the usage of weighted treble hooks. Snagging fish is prohibited in many states throughout the U.S.

In addition to shank cast treble hooks, there is a second style of weighted treble hook where the weight is secured at the end of the shank following the hook. The benefit of this style is that the weight does not take up any of the space between the shank and the 3 hooks, whereby providing more open space to snag the fish.

Weighted treble hooks range in size from 4/0 to 20/0 ought. 8/0 to 12/0 are the most common hook sizes employed by anglers for snagging salmon. 12/0 tend to snag salmon easier than 8/0, but they’re also more taxing to maneuver and more expensive to purchase.

Notwithstanding restrictions, weighted treble hooks are still commonly used where legal. They’re commonly used for salmon snagging.

Jighead Hook

jighead hook

Jighead hooks are jig hooks with a jighead attached at the shank at the point where the shank makes a 90 angle to the hook eye. A jighead hook may simply be referred to as a “jighead”. The two terms are often used synonymously by anglers. Jighead hooks are used to fish a wide variety of fish. They can be fished as a stand alone hook with bait, or presented with a skirt trailing head and covering the hook. Anglers will often purchase just the jighead hook and then dress it with a skirt or soft plastic to target a specific fish species.

Jighead hooks come in a variety of sizes. As with most hooks, the size of jighead you use will be determined by fish species. Typically, the smaller the fish, the smaller the jighead hook, and vice versa. Smaller jigheads can be used to target species such as perch and crappie. Larger jighead hooks can be used for bass and walleye.

Jigheads can be used for both freshwater and saltwater fishing. For freshwater fishing, jigheads typically do not exceed 2 ounces. When fished in saltwater, jigheads are often larger—particularly when deep sea fishing or trolling for larger fish species. But generally, jigheads remain fairly small.

Jigheads come in various designs including tube heads, bullet heads, stand-up heads, football heads, darter heads, shaky heads, wobble heads, glider heads, aspiring heads, and many more. The most popular jighead design is the round jighead. The design of a jighead will influence the hooks action, bait presentation and qualities underwater.

Weedless Round Jighead

weedless round jighead

The weedless round jighead is designed with weed and brush guards to prevent snagging. This allows anglers to use the jighead to fish brush piles, weed beds and heavy cover without getting a snag every time they cast. The angler spends more time fishing and less time dealing with snagged or lost hooks.

While the weedless round jighead offers a few big benefits, it also has some drawbacks. One of the biggested downsides I’ve found to using weedless round jigheads is that they can decrease your hook rate. I typically see a higher hook rate using a normal jighead without the weed guard. That being said, if you’re going to fish really dense cover, then a weedless round jighead is the way to go. If you’re fishing weedless flats or open water then a standard jighead is a better choice.

Aberdeen Hook

Aberdeen Hook

The Aberdeen hook is similar to a standard J hook but with a slightly squared round bend. It also has a longer shank and wider gap to allow for affixing small live baits—particularly minnows—to the hook without injuring them. The Aberdeen hook is made of light, thin wire that avoids excessive damage to the bait in order to keep it alive as long as possible.

The Aberdeen hook is also easier to remove from a hooked fish. This makes the Aberdeen excellent for catch and release as it causes minimal damage to the hooked fish.

As with most hooks, the Aberdeen comes in a variety of sizes. The size of Aberdeen you use will be based on the type and size of bait, and the species of game fish being targeted. It’s important not to use an Aberdeen hook that isn’t matched to the bait. Using a large bait on a small hook will cover th point rendering the Aberdeen hook ineffective.

Aberdeen Hook size recommendations by bait type:

Siwash Hook

siwash hook

What makes the Siwash hook different than other hooks is that it features an open eye that allows it to be quickly and easily attached to any spinner, spoon, or plug that you choose. It also has a long, ultra-sharp hook point which easily and firmly sets in the mouth of a fish—making it an excellent alternative to traditional treble hooks. Anglers will often replace the treble hook on their favorite spoons, spinners and trolling lures with a Siwash hook for use in rivers and streams where treble hooks are restricted.

Circle Hook

circle hook

The Circle hook is among the top five hooks used by anglers worldwide. It is similar in appearance to a J-hook but has more of a circle shape. Where the J-hook has an upward-facing point and medium-length shank, the Circle hook has a slightly shorter shank with an inward-facing point. The popularity of the Circle hook stems from its high catch rate and low mortality rate. The Circle hook is rarely swallowed and easy to extract without damaging the fish. It’s an ideal hook for catch and release.

The Circle hook’s unique design allows it penetrate only an exposed surface on a fish’s mouth, typically the corner of the mouth. When a baited Circle hook is swallowed, it does not snag on the internal organs or gills of the fish as other hooks do. Instead, as the hook is reeled in, it sets when it reaches the fish’s mouth. Where J style hooks require a traditional hookset with a flip of the wrist, to set a Circle hook you simply begin reeling in. In fact, if you attempt to set a Circle hook by performing a traditional hookset, you’re likely to yank the hook out of the fish altogether.

There are two types of of Circle hook styles sold on the market — offset and non-offset. For offset Circle hooks the point does not align with the shank. Offset Circle hooks are believed to have a higher set rate. For non-offset, or inline hooks, the point aligns with the shank. While both styles are popular, non-offset Circle hooks tend to have a higher mouth hook rate and lower mortality rate than offset Circle hooks. Consequently, many fishing tournaments now require anglers to use only non-offset Circle hooks to maximize fish survival rates.

Octopus Hook

octopus hook

Octopus hooks are a J style hook with a short round shank and bend. The Octopus hook is also similar to Circle hook without a dramatic bend. Similar to a Circle hook, the point of the Octopus hook is inward facing, but not nearly to the same degree as the point of a Circle hook. Unlike either the J-hook or Circle hook the eye on the Octopus hook is bent backwards at an angle.

The Octopus hook is typically used for presenting live or cut bait. It can also be used with soft plastic baits, but rarely with hard lures. The Octopus hook can be used to target both salt and freshwater game fish species. It is a popular hook choice when fishing trout, catfish, walleye, snapper, shark, etc.

Keel Fly Hook

keel fly hook

The Keel Fly hook is similar to a streamer hook with a slight bend along the shank just before it meets the eye. Sometimes the bend is more pronounced to form a “Z” shape. With the Keel Fly hook the fly material is tied to the front part of the shank just above the bend next to the eye. The materials used to create the fly typically extend down covering the hook point and is usually 3-4 times the length of the hook. These materials hide the hook from the vision of hungry fish and protect the point from snagging on rocks and vegetation. Keel Fly hooks come in a lot of variations but the basic hook design and positioning of fly materials is mostly the same. The Keel Fly hook

worm hook

The Worm hook is used for fishing soft plastic worms and creature baits. It is similar in appearance to a J-hook with a very pronounced “Z” shaped bend near the eye. The offset bend typically consists of two separate 90 degree angle bends.

There are variety of worm hook options and styles. A few of the more popular include wide gap, extra wide gap (EWG) and weighted. Most worm hooks have a relatively wide gap between the eye and hook. This large gap is useful for holding large plastic worm baits while still providing ample clearance so the hook point can penetrate the mouth of the fish and set securely.

Worm hooks are commonly used for bass fishing and rigging. The most common hook sizes for bass fishing range from #2 all the way to 8/0. Of course, your hook size will be determined by your target fish size and bait.

Weighted Worm Hook

weighted worm hook

If you guessed that a weighted worm hook is a worm hook with weight added, then you’d be correct. Weight is added to the worm hook to provide increased casting distance and to force the hooker deeper in the water column. The weight is typically added to the hook mid shank or higher along the shank near the eye, but before the bend.

Sickle Hook

sickle hook

The Sickle hook derives its name from the sickle shape of its bend. The Sickle hook is similar in appearance to a J-hook or Octopus hook with the addition of a roughly 45 degree angle just between the bend of the hook and the shank.

The unique bend of the Sickle hook serves two purposes. First, the angle is intended to keep live bait lower on the hook to provide a better presentation. Second, and more importantly, the unique angle of the hook in theory holds a hooked fish on the hook more securely than more traditional rounded hooks. Once hooked, it’s difficult for a fish to shake lose from the Sickle hook.

Sickle hooks can be used to catch a variety of fresh and saltwater fish. They’re particularly popular for crappie fishing. Just out of the package they tend to be sharper than standard crappie jigs. They also maintain a sharp point longer than many jig hooks. In addition to Crappie fishing, Sickle hooks are used for Salmon rigs.

Shaky Jighead

shaky jighead

The Shaky Jighead, sometimes referred to as a Rocking Jig head, is a finesse bait used when fishing pressure is high and fish aren’t biting. The jig and plastic combo of the Shaky Jighead produces a natural action in the water that can entice even the most finicky bass to bite.

The Shaky Jighead comes in a variety of sizes and styles. The key to the Shaky Jighead is to use as light of a jighead as possible while still maintaining your bait at the bottom of the water column. The most common size for the shaky jighead is between 1/16 and 1/4 ounces. However, on windy days when fishing in current, or in deeper waters, you may want to increase jighead weight to 1/4 to 5/16 ounces.

The two most popular designs for the Shaky Jighead are the round head and standup head. The round jighead provide a rocking motion as it is worked through cover. The round head design is most effective when fishing gravel bottoms and open water. The standup jighead is best for 6 to 9-inch soft plastic worms and jerkbaits on rocking bottoms. The standup design minimizes snags and allows the bait to stand up when resting on the bottom. As it moves through the water it provides an tantalizing action.

Shaky Jigheads are typically fished with a finesse worm, but can be used with a variety of soft plastics, creature baits, and beaver baits. One of the more popular Shaky Jigheads is the “Shaky Worm Jighead”. The Shaky Worm Jighead provides very natural and attractive motion to bass when worked slowly through the water.

Double Hook

double hook

Double Hooks are similar in appearance to treble hooks. However, where the treble hook has three points equidistance apart, a double hook has two points positioned on the same side of the shank with about a 60 to 90 degree angle between them.

Double hooks provide a higher percentage of hookups than single hooks. A double hook can hook a fish in both the upper and lower jaw, where a single hook can hook in only one location. Double hooks are most common used on skirted trolling lures and plugs. They’re also used to replace treble hooks on lures.

Bullet Jighead

bullet jighead

The Bullet Jighead is a jig hook with a bullet shaped head. The bullet shaped head of the jig hook provides an optimal hydrodynamic profile that allows the hook to descend quickly through the water column and provide a natural presentation. The Bullet Jighead is ideal for finesse fishing and can cut effortlessly and quickly through the water. Th Bullet jighead also tends to perform better and snag less in cover and heavy vegetation than other jighead designs.

Carlisle Hook

carlisle hook

The Carlisle Hook is a thin J-shaped hook with a round bend, extra-long shank and straight offset point. Its long shank is designed to keep live bait, including large worms, insects and minnows, on the hook and alive. The long shank also helps to prevents fish from swallowing the hook or biting through the leader line.It is an ideal hook for panfish or bream fishing.

Carlisle Hooks often have a “kirbed” point that is slightly offset to the left of the shank. The offset hook is intended to increase hook rate as compared to a standard inline hook point.

kahle hook

The Kahle Hook is somewhere in between a J-hook and Circle hook. The point of the Kahle hook curves toward the hook’s eye, similar to that of a Circle hook. The Kahle Hook also has a a very wide gap. It’s gap is narrower than that of a circle hook, but wider than a J-hook. The shank and bend of a Kahle Hook are somewhat similar to a J-hook. It’s almost as if the J-hook and Circle hook got together and made a baby.

The Kahle Hook is very versatile. It can be used for fishing either live or cut bait, but is most often used for presenting live bait such as fathead minnows, shiners, and shrimp. It’s equally at home in freshwater or saltwater. It comes in a range of sizes and colors and can be rigged to support a variety of presentations. The Kahle Hook is effective for targeting bass, speckled trout, catfish, redfish, flounder, drum, pompano and many more.

The Kahle Hook is constructed with a thinner gauge wire than circle hooks, so it’s more suited to keeping live bait alive longer on the hook. It’s wide gap will penetrate the mouth of a fish and hook securely, but sometimes results in gut hooks when bait is swallowed whole. The Kahle Hook is not ideal for catch and release fishing.

When it comes to hook set, the Kahle Hook exhibits a dual nature. You can set it by applying tension as you would with a standard a J-hook, or you can let the Kahle Hook auto-set as with a Circle hook.

Sproat Bend Hook

sproat bend hook

The Sproat Bend Hook, also referred to as a Sproat Hook, is a versatile, general-purpose straight point hook that is used for freshwater and saltwater fishing. It works equally well for live and cut baits.

When constructed with a light gauge wire it makes an excellent wet or dry fly hook. The Sproat Hook flattens out as the bend nears the point. Its this unique design that in theory makes the hook superior for hooking nibbling trout that have not fully commited to taking the bait.

As a multi-species hook, the Sproat Bend Hook can hook a lot more than just trout. It’s also ideal for targeting Striped Bass, Flounder, Plaice, Bluefish and whole range of game fish species.

kirby hook

The Kirby Hook features a round bend very similar to that of the Sproat Bend Hook. However, where the Sproat Bend Hook has a straight point the Kirby Hook has a point that is offset at an angle to the shank. The offset point of the Kirby is designed to provide better penetration and a higher hookset rate. Once the hook is set, it’s difficult for fish to shake loose.

The Kirby Hook is used for fishing both freshwater and saltwater fish species including yellowtail, wahoo, bass, tuna and other gamefish. It is a favorite of sea anglers targeting bottom feeding flat fish such as cod, sea bass, whiting, rays and bream. It’s an ideal hook to use with natural baits including sand worms, crabs and cut fish.

O’Shaughnessy Hook

o'shaughnessy hook

The O’Shaugnessy Hook is similar in design to the Sproat, Kirby and Limerick hooks, but with a point that is bent just slightly outward. The O’Shaugnessy is a strong hook that is forged with extra strong wire. It is used to dress heavy wet flies and target slow biting gamefish. Its also a favorite hook among trotline anglers.

It’s a versatile hook that can be used for both freshwater and saltwater fishing, but is favored for saltwater bottom fishing .

Steelhead and Salmon Hooks

steelhead and salmon hooks

Steelhead and Salmon hooks have long, sharp points and strong shanks for hooking and securing powerfull steelhead and salmon. These hooks also feature a turned up eye which widdens the gap to allow for better hooking. Steelhead and Salmon hooks are ideal for tying Salmon and Steelhead flies.

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Presentations: 6 Ways to Hook Your Audience

November 19, 2013 by Robert Hellmann • Building a Business , On-the-job Success , Presentations

When you are giving a presentation, look to actively engage your audience right from the start. Don’t assume they are paying attention; they may be thinking about their last meeting or the next one! So go beyond the dry and conventional; Capture their imagination, make them part of the show. Use any of these six approaches to hook your audience, so you can then reel them in with a memorable, powerful presentation.

1.  Surprise the Audience We started one client’s presentation (to an executive audience at a global Fortune 500 company) with a slide that had a single large number on it: $3,000,000. The presenter began, “$3 million dollars, that’s right, $3 million dollars. That’s how much we lose every year because new hires are under-utilized. But we can cut this number in half with a one-time $25,000 on-boarding investment.”  My client reported back to me that the audience was surprised all around by both the magnitude of the cost and the inexpensive fix. In short, they were paying rapt attention right from beginning — they wanted to know more, and my client had them “hooked.”

Often surprise can take a different form, like sharing a counter-intuitive or unexpected piece of information. For example, you might say something like “Ask any executive, and they will tell you that the key to success is first x, then y.  But you may be surprised, as I was, to learn that the exact opposite is true.”

2.  Ask the Audience a Question Any interesting, intelligent question posed to the audience at the start of your presentation can help to hook the audience, since you are soliciting their active participation. Questions could be as simple as: “How many of you have ever done ‘x’?” Or “What do you do when ‘y’ happens?” For example, in a salary negotiation presentation, I might start off by asking the audience “What do you say when an interviewer asks about your current salary?” Asking this question engages them and raises an issue of great interest to them!

Here is another example: A client was pitching his company’s information services to a prospective corporate buyer. We created an opening slide that showed the logos of several well-known Fortune 500 companies and asked, “what do these companies all have in common?” When he presented this slide, no one got the right answer, which was “They all use our services.” My client not only engaged them by asking this question, but made an important point about his service’s perceived value.  He ultimately got the sale (although this “hook” was only one part of a much larger effort).

3. Combine a Question with Surprise Combining both of the above techniques is even more powerful. For example, sometimes in my Presentation Skills training workshops I’ll start off by asking the audience “Which of these five items is essential for a great presentation?”  I’ll list things like eye contact, where you stand in the room, and so forth. No one ever gets the correct answer, which is “none of the above.” And since people are surprised by the answer, they are immediately intrigued (as I’ve been told by audience members) and want to know more.

4. Use a Metaphor Starting off a presentation using a metaphor is like sharing a mini- story. You capture their imagination with the image in the metaphor, and make your point more memorable. For example, a client was putting together her pitch as part of a sales presentation for her company’s “workflow management” software. Here is how she started her winning pitch: “A client once said to me ‘our workflow management process was like the chaos of Manhattan streets during rush hour, until your software transformed it into a wide open superhighway.’ In fact, we’ve helped many clients in your industry create their own workflow superhighways…”

5. Tell a Story An engaging story can work wonders in any part of your presentation, and a short, bite-sized story at the start is no exception. As with the metaphor example, people will remember the image in the story, and will be more likely to remember the point you are making as well.

For example, with one client, an Information Technology executive who was presenting the case for investing in a new system architecture, we started out his presentation with: “One morning last week, I saw someone trip on a broken piece of sidewalk near our building and fall! I ran over to help them; luckily, their palms saved the day– they were fine. As I think back to them dusting themselves off and lamenting the crumbling infrastructure, I am reminded of the urgency with which we need to address not only our physical space, but our I.T. infrastructure problem first, before rolling out a new product…”

6. State the Problem in Stark Terms You can grab an audience’s attention by simply stating the problem clearly and right up front. I learned this early in my career from a former manager. She would start her presentations by presenting the dilemma in stark terms. For example, she might say something like “Competitor X is targeting our customers with product Y. We are beginning to lose market share and we have nothing in response.” She didn’t start off with the background, the research, the lengthy introduction. She simply got right to the point, with a problem or situation stated in dramatic terms that resonated with the audience.  Her approach was always an attention-grabber.

I share many more insights on how to deliver great presentations in my free RESULTS Matter: Make Your Presentations Great! webinar.

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Hooks Galore! | Types Of Fishing Hooks For Every Scenario

It’s tough to catch fish… if you don’t have a hook!

The fishing world is full of different types of hooks, and they come in all shapes and sizes, and many hooks today are made for a specific purpose or presentation.

So, let’s take a look at the different kinds fishing hooks and how they are used.

Main Types of Fishing Hooks

We will break down fishing hook designs into 3 main types, the single hook, treble hook, and double hook. Let’s look at each type and how it best applies in the fishing world.

Single Hooks

single hook on fishing lure

Single hooks, as the name suggests are is one of the most universally used hooks and have many variations. (photo credit: Amazon)

Single hooks are the most commonly used fishing hook. It’s the type that everyone has surely used, even if they have only fished a few times in their lives, as this is the hook type used to catch everything from panfish to the biggest saltwater gamefish.

There are several single hook designs, such as the standard bait keeper hooks, Aberdeen hooks, circle hooks, Siwash hooks, octopus hooks, and wide gap single hooks. Some of these hook types are commonly used for various fishing presentations, and some fill a niche role.

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Bait Keeper Hooks

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Some bait keeper hooks will have barbs on them to help hold the bait securely to the hook. (photo credit: Amazon)

Bait keeper hooks are the most common single hook used. Bait keeper hooks are designed to be used with live bait or, in some instances, artificial bait presentations .

These hooks are used for everything from bluegill, tilapia, perch, walleye, and other small to mid-sized fish species where live bait use is a common method of fishing.

The designs can differ slightly from one brand to the next, and some will come with barbs on the shank to keep live bait such as nightcrawlers or grubs secure and prevent them from wriggling off.

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Circle hooks are are designed to hook a fish in the corner of its mouth (photo credit: Amazon)

Circle Hooks

Circle hooks are another form of hook that is frequently used with live bait and cut bait. They have a very circular profile and lack the straight shank commonly found on other types of single hooks.

Circle hooks are designed to hook a fish in the corner of its mouth, and the shape of the hook, combined with the 90-degree flat section at the tip, acts like a cam, and the hook follows the line when tension is put on it,

The circle hook follows the line to the corner of the mouth, where the cam action engages when the tip catches flesh, thus hooking the fish perfectly in the corner of the mouth, which is the optimal position for hooking and is great for catch and release as well as the fish typically won’t swallow the hook.

Circle hooks are popular for various big game fish like catfish , grouper, striped bass, and others.

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Circle hooks are great for many live bait presentations (photo credit Amazon).

Wide Gap Hooks

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Wide gap hooks are a great choice for soft plastic baits like rubber worms (photo credit: Amazon).

Wide gap hooks feature a large curve creating a gap between a very short shank section and a flat section that features the hook and barb.

Wide gap hooks are one of those types that have a pretty specific purpose, which is their’ usage with soft plastics.

These hooks are predominantly used in the bass fishing world for soft plastic worms and craw-style baits. The wide gap allows them to be rigged weedless, as well as allowing for high percentage hook-up rates.

Single Hook Versatility

The above single hook types can also be found on fishing lures and are common on lures used for fish species like salmon, trout, and saltwater species.

On spinners such as rooster tails or naked spinners commonly used for species like salmon and trout , the hooking percentages can be higher with a single Siwash-style hook, and the same applies for large saltwater lures, which can feature different single hook variants like octopus hooks.

The reason single hooks are the most common hook used boils down to versatility, as they can be very effective in a wide range of fishing applications.

We could go all day talking about different types of single hooks and their uses, so we covered the main ones used today.

Treble Hooks

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A treble hooks are found on many hard-body baits such as crankbaits and jerkbaits (photo credit: Amazon).

The next hook in line in terms of commonality and use is the treble hook.

Treble hooks feature three shanks soldered together to form a triangle hook point pattern on a single shank.

This hook style is found on most hard body lures like jerkbaits, crankbaits, and topwater baits , they can also be found on inline spinners like rooster tails and bucktails.

Treble hooks are similar to single hooks in that some anglers use them to fish live bait for certain species, and they are used to hook live minnows when fishing for species like walleye , crappie, and on sucker rigs for musky. They can even be used on ice fishing rigs for pike.

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Treble hooks are great for increasing the hooking percentages of large predatory fish , particularly those with bony mouths like musky and pike that feed in the middle of the water column or on the surface.

While they are great for certain species and fishing applications, they have one major issue: their tendency to snag on cover and obstructions like timber and vegetation.

There are treble hooks on the market that feature weed guards, but most anglers who have used them will often confess that the hooking percentage on striking fish suffers greatly compared to treble hooks without them.

Treble hooks are often ill-suited in bottom fishing roles for the same issues mentioned above, such as snagging on roots or anything on the bottom, and they lack in the stealth department compared to a single hook.

Double Hooks

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Double hooks look similar to treble hooks, but with only two shanks/points (photo credit: Amazon).

Double hooks are like treble hooks, but as you could probably guess, there are only two points.

Double hooks have two barbed points that bend at 45 degrees from the left and right of the shanks, and most double hooks are formed from a single bent piece of steel, with a small gap separating the shanks.

Double hooks are very niche in the angling world. They are typically used today in topwater frogs used for bassfishing , which are typically hollow, and the hook pointing up and forward allows these lures to work in even the heaviest of cover.

Some modern swimbaits also feature a single, double hook on the belly, with a magnet molded into the body to keep the hook in place when fishing.

Double hooks are very rarely, if ever, used on lures or for live bait applications by anglers other than with the lures mentioned about, as single hooks and treble hooks are far better at performing in other fishing scenarios .

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Before your start building a presentation, you need a good structure. Ask yourself the purpose of your presentation – why are you getting in front of your audience? Are you trying to convince them to care about an issue and take action? Who are you speaking to – colleagues, customers, or investors? Asking yourself these questions will help you start to determine the type of presentation and structure it accordingly. Read on to discover 4 different types of presentations and how to structure them.

Persuasive presentations

What is a persuasive presentation.

A persuasive presentation is one that tries to convince the audience to accept a certain position and to take action. It uses facts, logic, and emotion to help the audience understand the impact of a certain situation and see it from a different perspective.

How to make a persuasive presentation

This type of presentation requires confidence. Show that you feel passionate about your topic and believe in your solution to your audience. They need to feel trust in you in order to follow your ideas. Rehearse your presentation, but not to the point that you have every single line memorized. You want to sound authentic, not as though you’re rattling off facts and figures.

Persuasive presentation examples

Some of the most common types of persuasive presentations are product or business pitch, but there are so many more out there. Seeing how someone persuades their audience might give you some inspiration, so here we’ve compiled a few of our favorite examples of this type of presentation.

Watch this product pitch by Thriftplan, a workspace-saving solution helping companies retain their talent and employees manage their long-term savings.

This presentation on deforestation shows the effects that deforestation has had on the planet and introduces ways to become a “tree hugger” and combat it:

Learn more about what goes into an effective persuasive speech by reading our article on the topic.

Informative presentations

What is an informative presentation.

An informative presentation is a type of presentation that is just there to provide information. Unlike a persuasive presentation, you’re not necessarily delivering it to get your audience to take action or change their minds. This type of presentation is often analytical. It may just “report the facts,” but you might also want to include some analysis of the information.

How to make an informative presentation

Informative presentation examples

You have likely come across this type of presentation often throughout your workday. Here’s one by Devin Banerjee describing parental leave policies in the financial sector.

Motivational presentations

What is a motivational presentation.

Motivational speaking might be one of the most enviable types of presentations for people. Motivational presentations can turn a mere story into an inspiring tale. Very similar to a persuasive presentation, a good motivational presentation will convince you to do something, rather than just waiting for it to happen. It has a clear purpose, often pulling from a personal story written for a specific audience, and inspires the audience to make a change in their lives.

How to make a motivational presentation

Motivational presentation examples

There are so many motivational presentations out there, and many of them live here on Prezi. Look at this presentation on climate change, which compels you to take action and combat climate change on your own.

Instructive presentations

What is an instructive presentation.

An instructive presentation is one that provides specific directions to accomplish a task. It might be a little longer than most types of presentations because you’ll need to discuss it step by step. At the end, your audience should walk away from this type of presentation more informed and with a new skill.

How to make an instructive presentation

Instructive presentation examples

Teacher Nucleo Vega teaches how to play and understand eighth note subdivisions in his instructional video:

For even more examples of instructional presentations, read our article on the best instructional videos on Prezi.

There are a lot of types of presentations out there, but they’re only effective if you understand the structure of each and utilize the structure to your advantage. Find more examples of presentations in our Presentation Gallery , or check out Prezi Present to start creating your own presentation today.

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Think about Breaking Bad, how each episode ends with

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After teaching writing for almost a decade - from secondary schools to the university, and after reading hundreds of books on writing and communication, I have found out 6 reasons that make the difference between a good writer and a GREAT writer.

First, let me tell you how I used to suck at writing.

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We all want to maximize our happiness, and avoid discomfort, loss, and pain. Moreover, the idea of losing

one’s credibility, trust, and hope is even more scary.

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Once I was delivering a training session for a group of school principals. But my session was going so chaotic and so unorganised that my mentor didn’t even look into my eyes out of disappointment.

I felt horrible that I couldn’t meet my mentor’s expectation, that I failed. Miserably.

This is a feeling you shouldn’t have to go through.

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I’ve always wanted to be an effective teacher but I soon realized that I could’t manage my class well. I tried shouting at students and they would make more noise. I tried threatening them but they would just laugh at me. I was an embarrassment. I believed I didn’t have what it takes to be a teacher. Just after three months, I quit. Almost.

That was 8 years ago. How did I survive? Well…

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The very thought of a business meeting paints a picture of boredom in the minds of most employees. This is mainly because of never ending chain of long and boring ppts.

The speaker faces an awkward situation of distracted listeners with looks astray on their watches or mobile phones. This scenario is common for all corporates.

But with such important information to be conveyed to the audience, what can the speaker do to keep the attention of employees from drifting away from the agenda of the business meeting?

A video presentation is the clear answer.

Videos have become the ‘one size fits all’ solution, a language of the masses. Particularly on the emotional front, it can tell great stories that greatly influences people.

And that is why implementing it in a presentation before important stakeholders is a great idea. Over the years, powerpoint may have been set as the standard for business presentations, but unless your visual aid is good enough, it cannot outweigh a video in hooking the audience.

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The presence of a Video presentation delivers a vibe of energy and momentum in the boardroom. It makes your presentation more alive and demanding. It is the video that acts as an element of attention in an otherwise dry presentation.

Before we dive in further into video presentations, let us see how the presence of a video can render its benefits.

1. Sales video presentation.

It is a universal fact that sales is one of the most important functions of a business.

Most deal closures happen at the end of an exciting presentation by the sales executive. To increase the chances of a sales closure, a sales executive should ensure that the first few seconds of the sales presentation must be intriguing enough to keep the prospect hooked through the entire presentation.

Rather than a boring monologue from the sales executive, a video presentation with impressive visuals showing the benefits that their offering can seal the deal in a matter of minutes.

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With a video presentation, you can convey palpable excitement and make the customer want to know more about your product. You can induce in them a liking for the product and an urge to find out more.

Here are a few tips to make your sales video presentations more intriguing.

Instead of having the features of your product in the first slide, state the problem faced by the audience and the solution of the problem in your presentation. The audience would like their mind to be read, and their queries answered without being asked.

Statistics say that a sales presentation with a story is more likely to resonate with the audience than a presentation merely about the product or features. Stories add emotion into the equation and emotions drive sales. It is a scientifically proven fact that people take more emotional decisions than mindful decisions.

People choose products for the competitive advantages they offer over the other options

Determine the perfect structure to your video that can pitch to the audience. There need not be a format. If the flow is alluring, then your purpose is met.

Along with your speech, the visuals are also an integral part of the presentation.Here is a detailed guide on visuals of a business presentation: The Art Of Picking Colours for Business Presentations

2. VC pitch/Investor pitch

Venture capitalists hear hundreds of pitches a year. Few of the entrepreneurs succeed while most of them fail. This is mostly because the entrepreneurs fail to convey information that the investors look for in an engaging and understandable way .


You have to answer the questions in the minds of investors to give them a reason to believe in your brand.

You have to convey the value proposition to your investors and show why your idea is brilliant. You must choose a potential medium that can showcase your brand and your idea in a compelling way. And for most of the reasons described above, the video presentation stands out again.

By balancing the voice with the visuals, video presentation can serve as a better platform to convey thoughts and ideas compared to the slides.

Add an inspiring situational video to the presentation mix and you can make your idea shine in front of the investor.

For example , If you have a medical app that helps you instantly connect to a proficient medical practitioner on a global level, you can start your VC pitch with a short first person situational video like the one below:

“I flew up to New York with a sinus infection and the pressure of the landing ruptured my eardrum and worsened my situation. “ “I looked up the internet to find a huge list of medical practitioners. Confused, I logged on to ABC app to connect to the best medical practitioner instantly. ”

Including this story at the beginning of the video presentation makes the session a lot more interesting and easy to comprehend, compared to the powerpoint presentations.

For this reason, video presentations are gaining momentum nowadays to become the preferred choice by the corporates for sales pitches. It has the efficacy to craft an impactful impression in the minds of the viewer.

Before making your VC sales pitch video presentation, have a look at the 11 slides listed below. According to an excerpt from Forbes, these are the 11 basic slides every entrepreneur should look to add in their investor pitch deck.

We have a carefully designed Animaker pitch deck template that can effectively pitch your startup idea to investors in less than 3 minutes.

3. Employee training.

Anne M Mulchany, the former CEO of Xerox Corporation had once quoted:

“Employees are a company’s greatest asset-They are the competitive advantage they want to retain the best: Provide them with encouragement, stimulus and make them feel that they are an integral part of the company’s mission.”

True to the word, employees are the driving force of the company. The company's success or the failure depends on them. So if you want your business to be successful and your team productive, you need to both train and motivate your employees.

Big corporates have invested on training videos to make their employees more skilled. On the other hand, the companies which had not made this investment have lost most of their business to companies with better training modules.

Video presentations are the secret formula for designing better training modules. Video presentation as a part of the training module is similar to an inspirational movie. It hooks you in the starting and teaches you a lesson at the end. And for this obvious reason, corporates have implemented it in their training material.

Corporates have made several training videos like soft skill development video, software training video, safety training video, corporate behavior video, etc. To get more information on how you can use video presentations in corporate training, you can follow this link.

4. Internal sales video presentations.

Video presentations are the answer to all the woes of the young subordinates . By adding video infographics to an already impressive video presentation made with Animaker , people can really stand out from the crowd and impress their boss. Especially with Animaker’s video infographics, you get the perfect tool to present your video presentations.

5. Educational video presentations.

"Presentation" is a term not restricted to business alone. It is a tool of learning . So it applies to education as well.

Students, teachers, lecturers presentations use it to show what they want to say. It is a visual aid. The goal of the presentation is to help the students to grasp the concept, apply it and advance on it. Somehow here too, the video serves its purpose.

Especially animated videos hold a special place in the minds of the students because it resembles the cartoons which are eye catchy. So teachers can use it to their advantage to create creative, colorful and attractive video presentations.

It serves a dual purpose. It entertains them as well as educates them. Of late, technology has been integrated into the curriculum, and video is the element that is extensively used.

Teachers can ask their students to give video presentations instead of powerpoint presentations. This task inculcates both critical thinking and creativity inside them.

The process of working with animations motivates them to naturally put in that extra effort for both coming with up a unique solution for the assignment and also creating the best looking Animated Video presentation .

On a closing note.

Video presentations are definitely a sure-fire solution to hook your potential prospects and sway their decisions to your side.

But, there also needs to be a balance between the video and the energy with which the presentation is delivered. And most importantly, your video should tell a great story . If your story triggers a positive emotion in the minds of the audience, then voila they are bound to buy into your idea.

Have experience using a video presentation before? Share us your thoughts in the comments section below.

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