View Poll Results: Which is a better hook?
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Dec-24-2010, 02:50 PM #51
Owner treble hooks and mustad for everything else
Dec-24-2010, 04:05 PM #52
- . Graphics Engineer
- Imperial Beach bailed outta Yelm
Dec-29-2010, 05:13 PM #53
Them Mustard hooks are gooood. Offset bronze usually, but for some reason the nickel plated work well with 'dines.
Other than that, whatever they make exceptions for in MPAs.
Oh, yeah, NOT!
Jan-07-2011, 06:02 AM #54
The harder you think the worst you'll fish. I prefer pointy.
Jan-09-2011, 09:44 PM #55
mustads rust and owners dont.
why leave a hook in a fish forever?
i have noticed owners and gamagatsu are too shard and rip too large of a hole in the fishs mouth.
ringed hooks are another story i love em.
hooks are hooks"WHATS A MATA YOU!!" Capt. Joe Cacciola
Jan-10-2011, 12:24 AM #56
- 20ft Thunderjet ob prop
- MoFish Inc.
- east of the west coast...
Both are good. Why switch if Gami is working?~ There Is A Fine Line Between Fishing And Just Sitting There Looking Stupid ~
Feb-05-2011, 05:59 PM #57New Guy
- chris laskowski
- Medical Sales
- Sacramento CA
Ive had a lot of owners break on me. Never had a gamma break. Love mustad ultra point awesome hook at a great price.
Feb-06-2011, 09:09 AM #58
Off shore on a 2 day and kept loosing bait, could not keep one on the hook.
Then I started looking at the barb on my 2/0 Owner and could not belive how small it was. I immediately switched back to my Eagle Claw 118MFG's and the problem stopped. After that day I went home and acutally and put a micormeter on the barb. The owner barb was protruding about half the distance of the Eagle Claw. I also like the Mustad 94150's
After that I started looking closely at the barbs of all the 2/0's I was
considering buying. The Mustad's , Eagle Claw's, Gamahatsu's and any other
brand that I looked at all had much better barbs then the Owner's. That was it, I trashed all the Owner's I had left. I could not keep my concience clear if I gave them to another off shore mate. The owner's will also cut an over sized hole upon penetration, take a look at the point it has side protrusions that cut a wider hole when penetrating making it easier to shake
the hook out due the the undersized barb.
As a side note on hook sharpness: Almost all hooks are adequately sharp out of the box some are just more adequate then others. Some times you have to hit them with a stone or file to get that fine point and that includes owner hooks.
Now if you really want sharp hooks take your hook and lightly drag it over
your thumb nail. If it just slides over it and does not stick your hook is
adequately sharp but not optimally sharp. That hook should stick in you
nail with no downward pressure. To get that perfect stick anything point
on your hook you have to sharpen them yourself.
The link below will take you to the promised land.
It's pricy I know, but my wonderful wife got
it for me as a birthday present.
Texas Tackle Home Page
Check out the link showing the microscopic pics of hook points.
I know a lot of you guys are very skilled with a stone or a file but if
you are a klutz like me this tool works wonders. I love it.
Feb-09-2011, 01:21 AM #59
The type of hook you use is way more important than the brand.
In my experience, the best hooks for tuna fishing are
Sardines: size 1 for med/small ones to size 3/0 for big ones, with 2/0 a good go-to
Chovies: I do size 1 or 2 depending on the size
I don't use big thick hooks. The traditional mustad style live bait hook (gamakatsu, hayabusa, owner, all good) works great. You don't need any stupid ringed hooks, and you don't need any of those owner gorilla circle hooks that are massively thick. Circle hooks are fine, just not the uber thick ones. Nice, simple, low profile hooks matched to the bait.
For inshore species, all sorts of hooks are good for all sorts of applications, I couldn't name them all nor do I know them allFIN.
Feb-27-2011, 10:28 PM #60tuna to lings
- i wish
- student aboard a 500' boat
- san diego/ Cal Maritime
the sharpness of a hook doesnt matter when you set the hook on a fish. ive caught big fish on rusted dull hooks better then sharp new ones. Go with mustadmy Lings not your Ling!, But your Ling is my Ling
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