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finesse

Bridge whist an attempt to win a trick when opponents hold a high card in the suit led by playing a lower card, hoping the opponent who has already played holds the missing card
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The 1/16-ounce model has a 2/0 hook that works well with light finesse rods and the 3/0 hook on the 1/8-through 1/4-ounce sizes works fine with the 8-pound fluoro on my heavy grub rod, as well as with the 10-pound on the casting rod I use for creature bait finessing. They have a great Shaky Head in the Title SHot series, but I find the more streamlined head a more comfortable fit most of the time.
As the hand you are finessing into with diamonds has short spades you want to finesse into this hand when it is safe, ie when it has no more spades.
Finessing is best when East holds Jxxx (16 per cent) or Jxxxx (6 per cent) so the drop is best by 4 per cent.