bluefin hook

Discussion in 'Fishing Chit Chat' started by elreytut, Jul 3, 2019.

  1. elreytut

    elreytut elreytut

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    what type/size circle hook they using? 1/0 owner model? any info appreciated
     
  2. the_tunaman

    the_tunaman Well-Known "Member"

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    Mutu circle hooks are strongly recommended on all of the boats. Probably want to bring #1, 1/0 and 2/0 for the ‘dines, and maybe 4/0 if they happen to have croids.
     
  3. elreytut

    elreytut elreytut

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    thanks! i have 2/0 and up, but no little ones. just checked the website , assume not the light circles. saw one that opened up on facebook. merit. he got the fish though
     
  4. dh515

    dh515 I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Definitely not the lights. They are not good for more than 5-6 lbs of drag before they open up.
     
  5. Cubeye

    Cubeye I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    The AA recommended Owner Mutu 1/0 and 30-40-50# line, depending on the size of the fish and bait. The EC Trokar 1/0 very close to the same size.
     
  6. Kai

    Kai Member

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    MUSTAD 94151.

    Did not have this hook ever break on a tuna.

    Caught a 70 plus lb bluefin on a 1/0 beginning of June.
     
  7. stairman

    stairman ......

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    the same hooks we used 40 years ago still work fine...designer hooks catch alot....of fishermen
     
  8. Iron Rod

    Iron Rod Im your Huckleberry!

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    Always buy from the landing or call ahead.
     
  9. hucklongfin

    hucklongfin Deep release specialist

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    Mustad 2/0 3x circle hooks.
     
  10. elreytut

    elreytut elreytut

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    I would never use a chrome hook
     
  11. hucklongfin

    hucklongfin Deep release specialist

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    Me either... I have hundreds that are bronze or black. No red or gold either! For fishing bait I also prefer ringed hooks.
     
  12. eric perez

    eric perez stillapinhead

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    Before the coming out of sheshe hooks... I used to use nothing but Eagle Claw #118 Magnums... theyre bronze... but never had an issue with these. Were always my go to.
     
  13. surfgoose

    surfgoose active geezer

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    The older styles and brands of hooks still catch fish, all right. And just like back decades ago, they are NOT very sharp right out of the pack. It was a common sight in past years, guys at the tables in the galley using little sharpening stones on their hooks in preparation, testing on their thumbnails, getting the hook sharp enough to dig in easily.

    The main purpose and attraction of the expensive hooks that we are now blessed with is the wicked sharpness without having to do any fine tuning. I'm sure there are a lot of fishermen besides me who have snagged fish in the side of the face as they try to spit the hook. It never happened with the old Mustads!

    Circle hooks are new to the sportfishing scene, we learned from the commercial guys who used them for decades before we borrowed the idea. And ringed hooks just seem to get bit better for me, and a lot of people. If they didn't I wouldn't use them.
     
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